My biggest little buddy is starting school this fall. I can't believe it's just a couple weeks away! To put in perspective how huge this is to me I'll share a little moment in our house. A week or so ago we got a letter from his preschool with some information and a schedule of the year's upcoming events. I was doing dishes while Jim named off all the cute activities that Jackson will be involved in this year like, Jesus' birthday party, a Valentine's Party, picnics, and even a circus, not to mention we get to go to parent/teacher conferences. I'm so excited for Jackson! I was so overwhelmed with excitement, and shocked that it's almost here, plus a little bit of sadness that he's so grown up already that I just cried over my sink full of dirty dishes. I'm tearing up now just thinking about all of it. I just can't believe it. It seems like just a few months ago he was teetering and wobbling as a new walker, and handing me any tiny little shred of garbage he could get his little hands on and saying, "tash, mama". Oh, how I love my biggest bug!
Anyway, I called his school to find out if he needed any special school supplies, but all he needs is a spiral. They also recommended a backpack. Little do they know that Jackson already informed me that he "needs" a backpack to go to school. We found a backpack that we could all agree on. At first, we let Jackson choose which backpack he wanted and he proudly chose a pink and purple Dora backpack, but I had to make him put that backpack back because Daddy is already cringing since I'm considering putting Jackson in a dance class. He loves to dance, but that's for another post. Anyway, his next choice was just a plain black and gray backpack. I tried to get him to pick a more "fun" backpack, but he wanted the gray and black backpack. Jim had the idea to put a Batman patch on it to make it more suited to Jackson, since Jackson loves Batman right now. So this is what I created...
I found the Batman logo pattern here. I just cut out the pattern on yellow and black felt then stitched them together. I ironed a fusable web type fabric to make it a bit more sturdy. Then, I glued it onto the back pack using Mighty Mend-it glue.
TADA! Jackson's first backpack:
He also chose a black spiral, so I'm probably going to paint the Batman logo on that too with his name. I'm so excited for Jackson. I LOVED school. Still do.