R made her 'bubble maker' from a straw cut in two, for handles, and yarn tied into a circle laced through the straw handles. That's her to the right showing how she swoops her hands and the bubbles just come out. This is a great bubble recipe, but it makes some pretty thick bubbles. Believe me, when one of these bubbles pops, you do not want to be underneath! I love this picture. Kind of looks like the moon right above the trees.
L finished his year end testing that is required by the state for home schoolers. We both were really dreading it! It didn't help that he had a cold and felt crummy. Crummy or not, he did a terrific job! I was so proud of him. He hadn't been doing well in Math the past few years, but he really pumped up his score and surprised even himself!
Knitting is still going on. I've got another generic pair on the needles. I looked through my stash the other day for inspiration and found some yarn that has been sitting there for so long, I don't know how old it is, where I got it or even where the label is. Oh well, they are turning out, so I can't complain. I have no idea what R is knitting...probably a number of projects! She's wanting to sew soon, so we'll just add that to the list. I don't blame her. I've been itching to sew a few small projects too. Check out Thimbleanna's blog and see all the wonderful things she crafts! Ah, to be so talented!
Reading is also one of our enjoyable past times right now. I started reading 'Tom Sawyer' at night before bed. Then I thought the kids would really enjoy it. So, in the evenings when we sit outside after dinner, I've started reading it out loud. It's fun to hear the kids laugh at the parts they really enjoy. I have never tired of reading to them and I'm so happy they haven't tired of it either. When trying to get us to nap when we were kids, Mom would read to us. I loved that. She would do all the voices just right. Sometimes I would lie next to her and watch her mouth move and all those neat voices come out!
Lately I've been feeling a little like Ginger. This picture kind of sums it up. Wonder where I can find a paper bag big enough...