We’ve tried some new things around here this week. I’m trying to read aloud to the girls more, and I decided it might be good for them to have something to do while they’re listening – something to keep their hands occupied while they listen. Since I have no craft skills whatsoever, I enlisted the help of a friend who knits and crochets. She patiently taught Abby and me a few basic things to help us get started. (Emma played busily with her friends the whole time and then cried, “Why didn’t I get to learn?” when they left.)
We did pretty well (if I do say so myself!) with the finger knitting, but when the needles came out, we got lost pretty quickly. Baby steps.
Abby loved it, especially the crocheting. She has many exciting plans for baby doll scarves and blankets, hair bands and bracelets. She’s already promised to make several things for friends!
Emma decided to take dance again, this time a jazz class (she did ballet with the same teacher last year). She’s also taking violin now. We are a part of a wonderful Suzuki group, and Emma was thrilled to be at group as a participant and not just a spectator!
I’m so thankful for these opportunities for my beautiful, healthy, busy girls!