Here are pictures from last Christmas. See I really do have three kids, even if I don't blab about all three of them all of the time.
See SP, standing on two feet, with his hat that I knit? He is up and about on one foot, but guess where he is right now..... School! I hope he's not completely exhausted from hauling himself around on the crutches all day. I would think that would be pretty hard. I told him his dad could probably borrow a wheelchair from work, just for school, but he didn't seem so keen on that idea. We'll see how he feels after school, though.
That fireplace is the most awesome thing. Seriously! Even if I do say so myself. It is actually our nasty old bookcase. I covered it with brown paper, and painted it up. Hehe. Hubby drew the logs and fire for me, and I just went to town with the acrylic craft paints.
These stockings are so special to us. My mom's neighbor knitted them. Aren't they great? Handknit gifts are really just the best! She's in her late 70s. She knits the most amazing great big stuffed animals. When I was small, we'd go over there, and I just remember all of them being so big, and neat! They still are, too. You know how sometimes things are actually different than you remember them? Things seemed really big; probably because you were small. Or something seemed like magic, and when you grow and learn, it's not magic anymore? The toys she knits are still big and magic! Yay! I love that.
So, class was pretty good yesterday. One little girl made a small purse out of a long rectangle, and a braided handle. Another little girl finished a wristband / bracelet. Unfortunately, we only have four weeks this time, so there's not a lot of time to learn, learn, learn. I, being the teacher, decided I'd just teach the basics, and try to instill the love of the craft into them, and hopefully they'll just run with it. One girl, who took my class this last summer, has half a scarf already done! One of them said "I don't have any homework tonight, so I can just knit until bedtime!" I think my plan is working!! LOL!
I actually got to sit with Carrie and knit for a while today. Man, I needed it, too! Just feeling like I was "on call" (24hrs a day) these last few days with SP home was very tiring. I really don't know how people who have differently-abled kids do it! Even when he didn't need anything, he was here, and I was listening just in case he needed help. It was only for just over a week! I am seriously wimpy!
Almost time to start thinking about picking up kids. Basketball game tonight. That's the only thing on the calendar. It's usually three things at least; one per child. I guess tonight we get a little break.
I'm going to knit a bit, then I'll be off to pick up the hungry horde.