We’re still having fun with the kids.
Company got to join in the fun; Lilia seemed fascinated, but wasn’t always sure what to think of all the attention. Once again I was so thankful they’re small.
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Elisha finished his kindergarten math book this last week, and yesterday started the first-grade book. He is very proud.
“I love math!” He says over and over again. His sisters try to burst his bubble (“Wait till you get older and it’s actually hard!“) and I try to nip it in the bud. But at least so far they’ve not been able to dampen his enthusiasm.
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Melody still loves the camera and has a standard pose that she takes when she asks me to take a picture of her.
She’s almost ready to lose her second front tooth. The first adult front tooth has already made it’s appearance, so she might never be without “apple” teeth.
And here is Natasha modeling my latest finished project, and my first “chemo” hat.
One of my goals for my rabbit wool is to knit super-soft, super-warm, close-fitting hats for folks who have lost their hair. This hat is for a dear lady I met last year who wore a creative range of head-coverings all summer. She had hair the last time I saw her (a long time ago now), but because she was the one in-mind the whole time this idea grew, well, I knew she had to get the first one.
Natasha says she would like one of her own. “Exactly like it, Mama! Colors and everything!”
You can’t tell in the picture, but only the bottom half is dual-strand knitted, because I used up all my angora yarn about that time. So I’ll have to spin some more before I can do anything new. I like this pattern, too: it’s easy to remember without looking too simple.
Oh, and Natasha’s news is that she’s becoming quite proficient in the kitchen. She can break-up and watch the ground meat or sausage while I work on the rest of dinner, and she’s mastered the Lara(esque) Bars in Katie’s Healthy Snacks To-Go.
Today she came to me at lunch time and (rather than complain she was hungry) simply asked if there was anything she could make for lunch.
I love that attitude! She and sibs made their own cheese tacos for lunch.
This growing independence can be fun 🙂