Cricket and I had a fabulous summer, that included a lot more school than I had planned at her request. We did some fabulous 4th of July and Olympic theme packs that we found floating around the blog-o-sphere. This was probably a favorite for both of us though:
I found this simple Patriotic activity at No Time for Flash Cards. Cricket really had a blast doing it, and we just kept adding more paint and more glitter, until we were done with the messy joyousness.
I also finally made Cricket a sewing basket like she has been asking for. She has been sewing, and sewing, and sewing some more. So far, realistically, she is doing embroidery with yarn, but she loves it! The best part is she is sharing her love with three other generations. Cricket has been showing her work to, asking questions of, and stealing supplies from me, my mom, and my grandmother. I think she probably has the best button collection in town after raiding all three of us! This is a picture of her very first stitches (she quickly moved on to fabric after this day).
Cricket has a continued passion for Legos and has been busy building with Daddy and independently.
We have also been busy getting ready for the new school year, which starts tomorrow, and we updated our Word Wall together.
My favorite thing that we did together, by far though, was reading Charlotte’s Web. Our first real literature! We laughed together and cried together, and discussed the book to great ends. Cricket also picked up some great new vocabulary words, like salutations! When we finally finished the book we watched the movie together. As we watched we discussed differences in the book and the movie. Neither of us like that they changed the final scene between Charlotte and Wilbur. Cricket also learned a valuable life lesson: read the book first, because it’s better than the movie anyway!