I have been busy getting these quilts done for Gareth's 2 pre-school teachers. I made 2 exactly alike. I wanted to make something to show my appreciation that he had such a positive first public school experience. He has grown so much the last couple of years. He is quite the little man! We are very proud of him.
I am excited and anxious for him to start Kindergarten. I wonder how our children will fare in the public school system - time will tell. In some ways I am glad they will be attending a small, rural, school district. I know they will miss out on some extracurricular activities that more urban areas have to offer, but I think they will have plenty to keep them busy.
I hope to get them involved with 4-H activities. School sports start here in 4th grade (maybe just basketball), but they can join them if interested. I may be interested in Iris joining Brownies and Girl Scouts. It seems that the Boy Scouts will not be an option for the boys since they discriminate against atheists and gay people. I would not want to support an organization of this nature. It might be an good organization if not for their stupidity surrounding these issues.
Anyway, we have an exciting summer ahead of us. We plan to have the boys take swim lessons at the local, little pool. We will most likely get a family swim pass for the summer. I think it is wise to get these kids outside as much as possible, wear them out, so there is less fighting and good sleeping.
Here is the front of the quilt:
big blocks of apples
coordinating fabric with orange blocks in a 9 patch block pattern
I finished them up this morning before Gareth got out from school. We all went into town to pick Gareth up, so we could give the teachers the quilts. I think they liked them. They gave Gareth a great big hug for them. I am glad to have another project completed! I think I am going to take a break tonight and watch a movie with Brian! :)
. . . gratitude garland
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