Thursday, December 3, 2009

Reading, sewing, thanksgiving...

Not much has been going on here, but I will do my best to pull together a post:

I borrowed a book from Kembe (which I made her give me when we moved) called Teaching your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons and have been doing lessons with Sawyer over the past month or so and he is doing excellent! I am sure preschool is helping him as well, but he can read most words with short vowels (small words) and long a and e sounds too so we're making a lot of progress and he can read simple books to me, though his biggest obstacle is his attention span. I admit I use candy to get through the lessons and they have been going much better (as long as I use candy that doesn't take a long time to chew!) I am so proud of him!

I finished my second quilt for my sister Lisa's baby. I would love to make a quilt for Sawyer's bed, but I haven't found the right pattern yet. And am scared as it will have to be 4x's this size. EEK!



We had a nice Thanksgiving at Tad's parents house. I do admit I miss hosting a big potluck, but this was just right this year and our first time with family since we have been married. I only made cherry pie (which turned out poorly) and rolls (which were delicious as usual) so it was a breeze! Then we stayed up there for a couple more days so we could mooch and eat more leftovers.

Since its freezing, we got a pass to Discovery Gateway (children't museum). So far its been a great success. We discovered the helicopter outside (since it was freezing, we didn't have to share with anyone) and of course they screamed and cried when I said we had to go back inside because mama was too cold. Not the greatest picture, but you get the idea.

Now to get ready for Christmas! The tree and advent are up, we'll see if I can pull anything else off.

7 comments:

Fire Princess said...

Lady - you are amazing and unstoppable! I want to be like you...making quilts, teaching kids to read, baking pies and rolls, setting up Christmas...I'm tired just writing it all out :)

Jennifer Richins said...

I love the fabric in that quilt. Awesome colors.

Jan said...

I used the same book last year to teach Ethan how to read. It's awesome. I need to start working on AJ and Nolan. I discovered yesterday that Nolan knows most of his letters and the sounds they make. No thanks to me. I love your quilts. I still miss Thanksgivings in Atlanta, they were my favorite.

Fran Ross said...

Way to go Sawyer! My mom let me borrow that book, so I should get my act together and start. Tomorrow I'm signing up for my first sewing class, so I'll finally get to practice sewing a straight line Joann's does 1/2 off their classes every now and then, you can sign up for their emails to be notified about it.

Laura said...

Cute quilt, great job!

ejb said...

You QUILT too? geez!

zeeny said...

Love everything!! Did you make the advent...maybe you should share how you made it if you did, or if there are candies inside etc...let us know!