Thursday, November 30, 2006

Meet my mouse for the Recycled Stuffie Swap at Swap-Bot, he's made out of two old wool sweaters that I felted and his fancy rhinestone button eyes are from my mom's stash. I hope he goes to a good home.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Getting more personal that I usually do here, but what the heck, I have like 4 readers? LOL
Went out with the kids to visit some friends today. I've been feeling blue and this perked me right up. It's amazing how therapuetic a bit of baby holding, watching your kids play with friends they haven't seen in a while and catching up with your own good friend can be. Why do they have to live an hour away?

Can anyone tell me what a 7th grade art teacher bases her students grades on? Lydia chose art as an elective this year over chorus. She is very creative, finishes all her projects on time and does all the requirements, yet she got a B- this term. I am not hung up on grades at all, but Lydia was really shocked at getting this grade in her favorite class and is kind of disappointed.
It's 7th grade, not art school! I would think if you finished your assignments within the time period, showed interest in the subject and behaved in class, you would get the best grade. She always got As from this same teacher last year, I wonder what happens when you hit the magic 7th grade level. Oh well, I just happen to think she's very talented and creative but I am her mama after all. I told Lydia that grades really don't matter in the long run, especially if you enjoy what you are doing.
My parents were always disappointed if I ever got less than an A in any subject and I don't want to be that way with my children.

BTW, this baby I got to hold today is impossibly cute and sweet and her smile will melt your heart. She has blended into her family like she was always meant to be with them. It's a beautiful sight. *sniff*

Monday, November 13, 2006

Here are the Artist Trading Cards Tess made for the swap, the pumpkin one is not actually felt. It is a photo she cut out, she added the paper underneath. I really like the collaged one, she's so free with that type of thing. I'm kind of bummed with the swap because we haven't received anything from our partners yet. It's a kid's swap! You should not flake out on a kid. I hope they show up someday, what a bummer for their first swap.

Thursday, November 09, 2006

The oldest girl fencing, she's on the left. Such a cool sport!

Thursday, November 02, 2006

I signed the girls up for a kid's ATC swap at Swap-Bot, we made some together. It was really fun. These are Lydia's first ever.
I'll post Tess' tomorrow.