First of all, I can't believe how old Kate looks here.
Our dear friend, Donna Cooper, sent Kate a package last week. It arrived a day after the throwing up virus stuck her, and she was so tickled to get it! Inside, she had made the cutest monkey scarf, where the monkey heads doubled as mittens. Also, a knitted monkey to match (she named him, but I can't remember off hand). There was also a veterinarian Barbie - her favorite of course!
She didn't forget Brooks, sending money for us to pick him out a toy. She said that boy's toys weren't easily knitted! :)
Thank you for being so thoughtful of us, Ms. Donna!
Every year, when we go to the mountains, we collect the BIGGEST nuts from an old mountain cemetery. I have had a collection of these nuts for 6 years, waiting to do something with them - but not knowing exactly what.
Thanks to pinterest, I got some inspiration. Not that I had no idea that I could do this, but that I needed the (as Mom would say) "creative juices" flowing. 3 1/2 hours and 4 sticks (extra long) later, I was finished.
I don't like it hanging where it is (but this is where I thought I'd put it). It is h-e-a-v-y. I'm too scared to hang it on the front door...
While we were in Mobile this weekend, we found out that Gran Gran had a jar full of buttons. Kate and I sorted the colors while listening to the pathetic Auburn football game. It was so sad - I was glad to be distracted.
I will finish it off with a ribbon and have a beautiful ornament!
The blue one, we decided, will go to Gran Gran! :)
Last year all the kids at Kate's school were challenged to read 100 books. We started and got to over 50, but then became forgetful and neglected to write the titles down.
This year, it was much different. When Kate got the challenge, she started immediately! Part of this improvement came with her learning to read. She is so eager to read and loves it! The first afternoon after school she read 17 books... and it went on from there.
She has now completed reading 100 books. I think I will continue to keep record of other books she reads to keep her interested.
I am so proud of you, Kate!
This child is into drawing and coloring these days. She loves it! Animals are being drawn everywhere, with coloring and cutting. Below is the beginnings of a pumpkin...