I’ve been volunteering in Ellie’s Kindergarten class this year and aside from working with the kids, I have been working on several creative projects for the classroom – a lunch chart, a gingerbread house, etc. It’s been a lot of fun. I’m totally getting my teacher fix and then I get to leave and come home and be a mom. Best of both worlds. This month her class is incorporating Valentines with a fun unit on the mail. One thing her teacher asked me to create was a mail truck for the kids to “drive” while they deliver their mail. I talked to my dad about it when I was visiting over Christmas to see if he had a box I could use and next thing I knew he was out in his garage putting the whole thing together. My dad is very creative, very smart, and very good to me.
Spray painting with my sweet niece, Claire. (my dad is also a very good grandpa)
All I had to do to finish the mail truck was add some letters.
Thank you so much dad! The truck turned out darling. I know the Kindergartners will love it! Ellie and I sure do.
p.s. Thank you so much for all of the help with the boy crib bedding! I have so many fun websites to check out now. I really appreciate it.
p.p.s. I finally figured out how to put my “follower” widget up so if you read my blog, sign up! Kind of fun knowing who’s reading. Plus it’s so nice to know that the people reading are friends and other fun women instead of some creepy stalker. If you are some creepy stalker reading this blog you should think twice. I grew up in
a totally safe mostly Mormon suburb in Utah the south side of the Bronx and I know people.
p.p.p.s. Did everyone watch the Season Premiere of Lost? So good. Kenny was giddy about it being on tonight. This show is crazy and I gave up trying to figure it out long ago, but we love it!
18 thoughts on “Mail Time!”
Hi Erin, I am so glad you have that follow button up and running. You don’t know me but I feel like I know you just from reading your blog which I truely enjoy everyday. I am a huge fan of Becky Higgins she is my all time scrapbooking guru. I found your blog from Jessica Turners blog and thought what a beautiful family. Ok so this is about me. I live in North Dakota, far cry from your sunny neck of the woods. I am a Daycare provider and owner of 5 yes i said 5 cats which most of the time is fun buttt… oh and one bird a Cockatoo. Ok so enough of the babble. You keep blogging and have a great day just wanted to let you know i am not a stalker. Donna in Minot ND just in case you want to see a littl more about me here is my blog donnawallace.blogspot.com
That is the cutest “mail truck” I have ever seen! Wow you are a lucky girl to have a dad that will put it together for you! I know the kids will love it.
I love Lost too Erin. I was so giddy to watch the show. I’m sad that this is the last season but I am ready for some answers.
Cute mail truck!
The Mail Truck turned out so dang cute! Dad just walked out the door to work…I will have to call him to check out the finished truck.
Ellie looks pretty cute driving the truck too. I hope she knows how much fun grandpa had making the truck for her to share with her class. It was fun for him because he loves her so much! (and YOU!)
I love it! How fun for Ellie! You Dad is awesome, I don’t think my Dad would ever do something like this.
WOW! Way to go Grandpa and way to go Mom!!! Ellie is one lucky girl I tell ya, and that Kindergarten teacher is going to LOVE you!
We have Lost dvr’d and Marc and I are probably just as giddy as Kenny was to watch it!!!! We have waited sooooo long for this! :)
Such a cute truck- you know they are going to want to keep that around.
I totally love Lost too- I feel like I need a recap every week though, there is so much I totally forget or just didn’t catch. It’s the show that takes forever to actually get anywhere, but I just can’t pull myself away.
So cute!!!! I need you to teach me how to cross out words like you do regularly, I can think of lots of times I would love to do that, but don’t know how!!!!
What a fun idea! I love the mail truck!
Also, you look great!
Oh that is SO cute!! My kindergarten girl (and her little brother!) would love something like that!
I love that truck, way to go! Very cute and very lucky teacher to have you as a “helper”!
I am Bobbidee’s aunt and I sometimes hop over to your blog from hers. Just wanted to say hi. I love your blog and your fun ideas. I share your love of photography. Anyway, just wanted to let you know I stopped by.
Love mail. cute truck:)
Hi again! I have slurped my blog book for this year, now just have to go through and get it ready to print. Who knows what I will do next year. We will see how caught up I keep my 365 layouts.
As far as the spell check goes, I use the spell checker up in edit tab on the bar that goes across the top of my screen. I can’t for the life of me think of what that bar is called… so I will just call it the bar at the the top. This probably doesn’t help, because you can’t understand what I am talking about. Let me know.
Erin-if you are trying to figure out how to spell check your blog now (maybe you are using new format?), if you misspell a word, it will be underlined in red. Right click it and choices will appear.
That is so cute! Love the mail truck…and we love LOST. Yes…I’m addicted to it and it totally gives me heart palps.
I recently found your blog and I love it! I just wanted to say hi! I promise I’m not some creepy crazy stalker!
That “mail truck” is the cutest thing I have ever seen. Your girls are so lucky to have a grandpa like him.
I had to laugh because I just bought those same pink skirts from Gymboree for my daughters! They are perfect for Valentine’s Day.