Emily's first day of kindergarten
Last weekend in Seattle, Tim and I got to watch the behind the scenes action of getting Emily ready for her first day of kindergarten.. and more importantly, #1 mom in full force. As if dealing with house guests from California for a week isn't stressful enough, #1 mom (aka Kirsten Malone) made my jaw drop, in her amazing efforts to get her little Emily ready for her first day of kindergarten! The night before consisted of mix and matching colors of melon and cream, to match with new hip corduroy pants, and of course pulling out the new uber cool slip on converse shoes, for the perfect back to school look (at the same time trying to talk Emily OUT of wearing a dress from last year.. can you EVEN fathom wearing a last year-style dress...honestly, the nerve).
While I gave Emily a manicure with her new green nail polish, Kirsten was a busy bee of activity, preparing a lunch box, checking off the last of the needed school supplies, sending Dan to Walgreens to pick up hand sanitizer, gathering milk money, getting out her new heart shaped sandwich press, writing E.Malone on everything in sight, hand stitching Emily's initials on her new back back (glass of wine in hand at this point), blow drying and styling Emily's hair, all while making homemade pesto with fresh basil from their garden.
My favorite part of the night was when #1 mom mysteriously snuck out of Club Lovelace (the nightly crew was in the club up to usual shenanigans) to make a batch of homemade cookies at MIDNIGHT, she had evidently promised Emily she could have a cookie in her lunch box for school (and of course, #1 mom knows that homemade would be the only option for a first day of kindergarten). #1 mom luckily brought down freshly baked cookies for the Club Lovelace crew when the cookies were done, then proceeded to take a shot of whiskey as if she had not just been the most hardworking, sweet, tired mom of a little 5 year old preparing for her first day of school!