Well, here we go again. The girls have caught the stomach bug again. I’ve always thought that once you got it, you were pretty much immune for awhile. But I’ve heard of so many people around here catching it, there must be a few different "strains" floating around. The throw-up part wasn’t as bad this time, but they are just completely knocked out and weak.
Today, Emma has finally mustered up the energy to actually sit upright on the sofa and do a little drawing. This picture above isn’t from today, but it’s one of my current faves and is on my bulletin board above my desk.
But, this wonderful gift from Melissa has been a spring favorite today and the perfect thing for a little sofa time.
Melissa uses it with her children and she let me know about it after this post I wrote back in January. Melissa is lucky enough that her library carries the series, but I wasn’t able to find it anywhere,’ so she surprised me with a copy of a book and workbook of our very own. For now, the handwriting and reading parts are a little hard for Emma, but she loves the step-by-step drawing instructions. And as a pathetic draw-er myself, I love them, too. And I also love the emphasis on nature and the connections Emma makes with this book and the things we see around the farm.
For now, I haven’t been giving Emma too much direction, just letting her flip through the book and enjoy whichever parts she picks. Like Amanda mentioned in this post, too much direction from me can oftentimes turn Emma off from a project. But today it is making the best sofa project for a tired little girl.
The nice part (if I had to find one) about the girls being sick is that it has given me a lot of quiet time to get some stuff done. I’ve finally gotten this site ready for the opening of the market in little over a week. There’s a lot of information to squeeze into that little blog, so visually it’s a bit busy for my taste, but I still am deeply enjoying this project. I’m keeping my legs crossed that I won’t be mid-delivery for the opening day of the market.
And the bumper is coming along well. I just need to add the ties. I’m really glad you all gave me the encouragement I needed to do it this way. I love having exactly the fabric I want and I’m saving a ton of money in the long run! So thank you again!!