Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Yarn Along

Yarning along with Ginny...

I am on to reading The Hunger Games this week and it is going much faster than The Red Pyramid did! I'm still only reading a bit at night though. since my available reading time is crunched right now- just 10 more days and we'll be on our slimmed down summer schedule. It's such a difficult book to put down...

I'm also still reading John Adams a bit at a time and enjoying the history quite a bit. The biographies I've read in recent months have convinced me quite thoroughly to be sure to tie all of our homeschool history studies to actual people instead of simply the dates and basics of the big events like my husband and I (and I'm sure quite a lot of people) did in school.

The knit is still Omelet [Rav link] and I am almost as far as I'd hoped for last week... I am almost through the 4th repeat of the B chart, with the first 10 rows of chart B to go again after I finish this repeat. Then on to the next chart. Maybe I will be through chart C by next week? I'm secretly hoping to have this finished by the end of May, and that might be possible with the amount of time we've spent waiting in doctor's offices we've been to for my mother-in-law.

There is no real hurry though, and I try to remember that when I put self-imposed deadlines up.

Do you set knitting deadlines for yourself?

Monday, May 16, 2011

A Little Artwork

Ezra is the resident artist of the drawing persuasion. He will turn 4 this summer and he spends about 90% of his time drawing. I'm pretty sure another 8% is spent cutting out some of his drawings, with the last 2% spent on snacking.

Ezra is also a ginormous Toy Story fan, and so he spends roughly half of his drawing time drawing toy story characters. He is an equal fan of the characters and spends time on all of them including the Little Green Men:

No character has too small of a part to be included in Ezra's artwork.

Most recently Jessie has been his fascination and he turned out this little drawing:

It's interesting to me how much Ezra has picked up from just listening in on the directed line drawings I've done with Ender this year. We haven't drawn anything amazing, but we have talked about drawing in pencil first, then going over that work with another medium like marker and then filling in with crayon or paint or something... and you can see all those steps. Ezra is included in those lessons as in "he's there" but he's not usually an active part of the lessons.

We just keep providing the paper and the markers, pencils, and crayons. There's no telling what he might make next.
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