Friday, August 19, 2011

More fnishes and stuff


I've been on a roll this week.  I finished both Mariah and Rich's coffee cups. 

Now it's back to crocheting!  Today I'll finish putting together my crocheted book cover.  I still need to figure out how to decorate it.  Then I'll be working on my tea cozy.  Both of these are my own designs so I'm pretty proud of them!


My child's imagination never ceases to amaze me.  We've been going through boxes in the garage, a couple a night, and sending a lot of things to Good Will.  We've so far come across 2 boxes of stuffed animals that we had forgotten were out there.  Most of them have gone to new homes.  However, there was a baby monkey in one of them.  Mariah picked it up and declared that it was Georgia.  Georgia has a pacifier and a cloth cubical that Mariah has decided is her playpen.  If you watch her carrying her around, you'd swear it was real.  She even jiggles it while she's talking to you just like you would a real baby.  Last night, she informed me that today is Georgia's 3rd birthday and we needed to have a party.  So, guess who got to make a birthday cake this morning?  Real, of course!

I got a call from the social worker at the elementary school yesterday.  Even though Mariah is home schooling, she is still entitled to the services that she would have gotten if she were going to public school.  So, on the 30th, I will meet with the social worker to set up the times for her OT and social therapy.  That'll be a good thing!

We've been using dominoes for several different lessons - math and science both.  Mariah has discovered the dominoes projects.  You know, where they line up a massive amount of dominoes and push one over?  Well, she's been building her own, but we only have 1 set so they're small.  Today, we'll be working on how to make a square pattern fall over without stopping.

Well, off to Mariah's reading lesson!

And how was YOUR day?


  1. Well done on the mugs! Have fun at the Party!!!

  2. Berly, your designs are magnificent!!!! Love them! It is great that Mariah has such a good imagination; my one grandson had an imaginary friend who sat next to him at the dinner table for a long time! lol.........Wish I were there to share a piece of cake that you are making for Georgis!


  3. Thanks, Sue! That wonderful imagination is one of the reasons that we decided to home school her. The school wanted to completely stifle it and I just couldn't do it!

  4. Congrats on the finishes. They are both perfect.

    Imagination is fantastic and Mariah has an excellent one. I still get so mad at the talks we have had about how the school system discouraged her imagination. I'm so happy that you are able to take the time and home school her and give her the ability to enjoy her imagination. I picked up some books today like time/money, maps, and math. It's always fun to work in some worksheets while doing our other "work". Happy Birthday Georgia!!!

  5. I'm really liking the curriculum from Oak Meadow. I've put the pages in page protectors to save them and will use them later in my learning center. There are worksheets to print out and even arts & crafts & music! She's really having a ball!

  6. Congrats on your finishes.

    Imagination is a great thing. I've always fostered that with my nieces and nephews when they were young. It seems Mariah is taking well to homeschooling.

    I was expecting a pic of the cake, LOL