Now.....because of the crazy world we live in today, the school requires that the children carry on of the ugliest things known to man: A CLEAR BACKPACK!
I mean, they try to "cutesy" it up with the pink trimming, but let's be honest--this thing is just not very stylish. I had dreams of the cutest bag all monogrammed and stylish. I had my eye on the blue floral one in the picture below (which, by the way, has a matching lunch box to match.....I get excited just talking about it): Now....even after I got the letter saying that the backpack had to be clear, I decided that we would buy a non-clear one anyway. I have friends whose children are already attending the school, and they told me that the clear backpack rule is not really enforced. So...I set out on my journey for a non-clear, stylish backpack. However, I was talking about it the other night to some friends and one of them suggested that I use paint pens and cute zipper pulls for the clear backpack. I thought it was an EXCELLENT idea!! We could make it one of a kind! So, after talking myself out of the above monogrammed backpack, I happily drove to Wal Mart and purchased the clear backpack!! We already had some paint pens at home, so on Friday night we decorated Rylee's backpack that she is just thrilled about! She loves it, and we had such a good time coming up with the design! Our plan is to change the design with each holiday. The paint comes off pretty easily with Windex, so it shouldn't be that hard to change every 6 weeks or so. I haven't made the zipper pulls yet, but I plan to make those this weekend. I will post a picture with the completed backpack next week. I apologize for the pictures. A new camera is on my Christmas list!
***PRAYER REQUEST*** My mom called earlier to tell me that my Uncle Gerald (her oldest brother) found out today that he has a brain tumor. They will operate in the morning. I didn't get all of the details from her, because I couldn't hear her well, but God knows the situation, so please be in prayer for him during this time. He is married to Toni and has four children: Jeff, Joyce, Robert, and Patty.