I finished my first pair of crocheted socks after gymnastics today and they are so comfy. I really would love to have a pair for each day of the week. We wil have to see how that goes…
We just got back from the Unschoolers’ Campout in Hocking Hills. This year we stayed in the lodge with a bunch of other families which worked out great, especially considering the cold, rainy weather. Things were clear enough on Friday for some boating and fishing and a campfire complete with S’mores at night. The other days were filled with indoor games and activities, the talent show, stories and dancing by the indoor fireplace, and lots of hanging out. We all had a great time and made some new friends.
We are travelling down to Camp Akita for the Unschoolers’ Campout tomorrow and I decided to make a pair of booties for one of the other moms who is attending. She has a 3 week old.
This is my first ever try at a pair of booties. They worked up quickly, but I am not sure I like the single crochet decorative seaming up the toe and on the back (at least on mine- it was cute in the instructions).
My kids are fighting over who gets to use which dictionary. Curse you, Scribblenauts! Well, not really. Apparently this game not only covers logic, reading, spelling and (potentially) writing, but also leads to dictionary usage, LOL.
Fight over. My son just read all the “A” and “B” words to me from one of the dictionaries. Time for sleep. We’ll see what happens tomorrow.
We got new shoes for the kids yesterday so we would have them for the campout this week. I let the kids pick whatever they wanted. My daughter insisted on “tie-shoes”. She really wanted them and within minutes of getting them home had pretty much mastered the double bunny-ear method for tying them.
In the past month or two, she has also learned how to whistle and how to blow bubbles with bubble gum.
She is growing up so fast.
While I was crocheting something today, my daughter decided to sew some clothes for her reindeer named Couch. Some of you may notice this is not the original Couch. There is no problem; She is safe and sound…this is just her “other self” in Webkinz form 🙂
Anyway, she got out her sewing kit and some felt and with a wee bit of direction from me, she made Couch a hat complete with ear slits. Then she made a headband all by herself. Next she wants to make a jacket and boots.
J. and I got a little time off this afternoon while his sister took the kids to a paint your own pottery place. We probably should have warned her about the speed at which our children move (and paint). They each finished two items before she was done with her single one. She went for the bribe of ice cream on the way home to get them to stay put while she finished. Not sure exactly how well that worked for her…
While she was gone with them, I installed the new headrest DVD players we got in the van. These ones are independent screens so each kid can pick their own music, movie, video game etc. and put it in/control it themselves. And each will have headphones!
The kids wanted to try them out when they came home, so we tested them out while running errands. Then we hit the schoolyard to play.