Thursday, January 8, 2009

cathcing up

We had a fun week with Grammy and Poppy, but I am feeling dreadfully behind in everything now! We tried to play a bit of catch up this afternoon, after my parents left, but did not get too far. I finally gave up on finishing today's school and sent them out to play a few minutes ago. I am posting this quick blog and then trying to get dinner going and the house straightened for bible study tonight.

Here are a couple of pictures of some of the projects my mom and I worked on this week. My dad was busy fixing Max's bed (the one that got broken a couple of months ago), putting in a new garbage disposal, redoing the girls closet, repairing broken chairs and other miscellaneous jobs around the house. I asked him if I gave him too many jobs, but he said he likes to stay busy.

I have been wondering who could ever have a head big enough to warrant using the largest "Knifty Knitter" loom and then my mom came up with the idea to try felting a hat made on the loom. So, off to Michael's we went in search of some wool yarn for felting...
It is still drying, but here is what it looks like all felted and being stretched! I can't wait to show you what it looks like on someone's head!

I am working on these birdies as party favors for a baby shower coming up, hopefully I can make enough of them in time! My mom helped me cut some out while she was here, I think they are turning out pretty cute!

And here is where I say a big THANK YOU to Steve Demme. We have been struggling with place value for a year and a half and this week, with the help of MathUSee, it just clicked! Math has never been so much fun, the kids love Decimal Street (the poster they are building numbers on in the picture), even Max got into it!


Alicia said...

Love that Little Bird favor you are making. It looks really similar to a Sizzix Die Cut from Stampin Up!. Thanks for posting about MathUSee - I was looking for someone who had used that curriculum before.

chickadee@afamiliarpath said...

i love the birds. adorable.

Leslie said...

i love your felt birds...what a great project.


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