Use frosting to attach the two cakes, then frost the entire thing except for the windshield. I ended up needing only one can of frosting, but had purchased two just in case.
After the bus is frosted, use dabs of frosting to attach sandwich cookies to the bottom cake for wheels.
Then comes the fun part - let the kids make faces on Vanilla Wafers for the people on the bus! They love doing this!
Trevor made this little guy in the back window of the bus. He put him there and then told me, "That's Trevor, looking back at Mommy."
Now, why did he have to go and say something so adorable and sooooo saddddd???!!! Oh, my heart!
Honestly, I am excited for this school year. I found out he was put with a wonderfully gifted teacher who is a fine Christian woman as well. He will be going to an excellent school and is sure to grow leaps and bounds. They change so much once they start school - it is amazing to watch. And school is so much fun! The adventures await! Plus, I will continue to volunteer and am going through the process of getting certified to be a substitute teacher at their school, so I will be around.
But a chapter is closing. A chapter that though not glamorous, highly esteemed in society, or awarded with paychecks and accolades, has been the most fulfilling and rewarding of my life. A chapter I once thought would never end that has now flown by, causing me to try and hold on to these last glorious pages. A chapter filled to overflowing with love and brimming with moments of joy, creativity, laughter, and learning that I will hold onto for the rest of my life. A chapter that sometimes seemed so complicated but in reality was marked by a beautiful simplicity.
It's time for him to go.
But when that little boy looks back at Mommy, he will know something without a shadow of a doubt, because she has told him a thousand times.
That if all the boys in the whole world were in a line and she could only pick one boy...
She would pick him.