I haven’t counted how many weeks of summer break have gone by but I do know that August is just around the corner. So, I thought I’d take a chance “midway” through the summer to blog about some recent events. As you may have noticed from previous blogs, I have put the sewing machine to good use this summer. I completed a blanket/quilt for Ben just a few minutes ago. I learn a couple of things from this project;
1. I’ve never managed that much material at one time (about 5 yards).
2. Therefore, I had to help the sewing machine by pushing and pulling the material a little more than normal.
3. I used my resources wisely. At one point I had the blanket laying on the kitchen floor because I needed a straight edge. The tile floor has some pretty useful straight lines!
4. I think my finished product may be bigger than my son! (I wanted it to last a while and I think it will but wow.)
The whole summer has not been sewing. I’ve also spent some time reading, completing college class work, and preparing things for my classroom this fall. (Of course most of that has been during nap time.)
When Benjamin hasn’t been napping, we’ve stayed busy in the backyard on the swing set, walking the neighborhood, visiting the pool, riding bikes, visiting the zoo, going to the library, playing with friends, and running errands. Ben had a chance to entertain his grandparents for a couple of days while Aaron and I went to Myrtle Beach. We had a wonderful time and the grandparents had a good time too. Even though they were sad to see Ben leave, I’m sure they were thankful for the chance to slow down. I know Ben kept them on their toes!!!
In the last three weeks, Ben has had 5 new teeth emerge!! He acts like a little beaver and gnaws on everything!!! He enjoys watching and studying everything to figure out how it works. I think he’s going to be mechanical. I’m sure it won’t be long before he starts taking things apart. He has figured out how to walk backwards. Many times he will combine his walking backwards with dancing. It’s the cutest thing ever!!!
Be sure to check out our many summer photos in our photo gallery!