Monday, May 19, 2008

Big Changes Coming Our Way

Sofia has several loose teeth and the first is ready to go in the next several days, really just as soon as she gives it a good tug (I have no interest in doing it for her). I have been thinking about the big changes coming for her. Big girl teeth for one. I can't imagine how she is going to change in the next few months, with those big honkin' teeth coming in. No more baby face. First grade for another. I am so happy we kept her at her school for the three year program, the way it was intended. It seems like such a logical time for her to move on to the next phase. She is so clearly not a preschooler anymore. It's all very exciting and a bit bittersweet. I never knew that I'd feel sad about losing teeth.

Oh, and I finished up the tooth fairy fairy this weekend. She is made from wool felt, cotton embroidery floss and wool stuffing. She has a little pocket to hold the tooth for the tooth fairy and just enough space for a Sacagawea dollar. I modified the pattern for these tooth fairy bears to get the basic shape and made up the rest.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Happy Mother's Day

Every year before Mother's Day, Sofia's school has a Mother's Day lunch for the mothers. The children sing a short program and then serve their mommys lunch. This is Sofia's third and last year and I think we both were feeling a little sad that this will be her last performance there. She got really giggly and teary during the second song, "You Are My Sunshine". Here she is singing "Let It Shine". She is so beautiful to me, and so grown up and so young still. Apologies for cutting it off, but I have to be respectful of some parents wishes not to have their children posted on the internet.

Saturday, May 03, 2008

Note Cards Swapped

I received my notecards today - they're beautiful! They're made by (clockwise from upper left) Anastasia, Deborah Crawford, Heather S., Regina, and kate vee & me. Thanks everyone, and thanks Regina for organizing. My contribution was this.