Tuesday, October 12, 2010

updates on the girls

to start with, look what I stumbled upon today: here. How neat is that? Lots of good things to check out, lots of great patterns, and did you see the CD giveaway? It looks like it's a relatively new site so check it out, then be sure to check back.

I have been sewing like mad, but not getting anything accomplished. How does that happen? I have two little quilt blocks to sew the back binding down on, a little four block doll quiltlette thing to sew the binding down on....and R's HUGE Dora quilt that is SO WARM! I used flannel on the back and then warm and natural batting. I don't think I need to worry about turning the heat on in her room with that quilt in the winter! I have H's ready to quilt, well I have to pin it all together and I HATE that part, but I think I will make hers as warm too and use these as the girls "winter" quilts and use what we have now for summer quilts.

H is still not walking but she's SO good at climbing up onto the couch and off it by herself. I also think she's not walking because she doesn't want to, not because she can't. I bet the one day she decides she wants something that's at eye level a few steps away while shes standing up, off she will go and she will be unstoppable.

R is loving school. she's quiet in the class, and doesn't tell us much about school but thanks to the weekly newsletters and her giving away little bits and pieces throughout the week I can get a general idea of whats going on. I know it's a lot for her to take in and then share! I am moving out to the Seattle area at the end of the school year, She will have a place at the school my mom subs at and the principal will save a spot in either K or pre-K depending on what we want. I WANT to say she's so smart let's go for the K but she will be the baby of the class and I am almost leaning towards Pre-K for her for one more year. Let her play a little longer and learn how to be in a classroom before worrying about reading and writing and math and all those other things. We have parent teacher conferences in Jan and I will be visiting my folks about then too and talking to the principal so we will figure it out then I guess. I know no decision will be "wrong" but I sort of wish the right one would fall into my lap.

Anyhoo, off to the library then folding laundry!


seventhsister26 said...

I think it's great watching your own kids growup;) Alot of memories came back to when I was spending time with my grandson. Enjoy the time, and know that no matter which path they take, it will be the one that's their's;)
Happy Quilting!!

Marsha said...

Glad to hear all is going well. You have lots to keep you busy! H will definately decide to take off one day. I didn't think my youngest was going to walk, everyone did whatever she wanted for her and she was happy crawling to keep up with her brother. Once she started, she didn't stop!

Now that my kids are all grown, I wish I would have kept them back the additional year, especially my son. The extra litte bit of maturity would have worked in their favor but hindsight is alway 20-20! Enjoy them!

Beth said...

My youngest attended pre-school and when she started Kindergarden they wanted to skip her a year. She was quiet and shy and we elected to keep her where she was. I think it was right for her. You will know what is right for R.
It is great when the little ones start walking, but then it is harder to keep up with them. LOL Go H!