So there it is. The first of the summer quilt tops - all pieced and waiting for the batting to arrive (this stuff from Purl). Ezra asked to see it with nearly each strip that was added, and at one point Steve peeked in on it too. And in the sincerest, most kind voice, he said, "I really love how all the squares don't quite exactly line up". Riiiight. Because that was intentional. Totally. Anyway...next week? Maybe there will be a finished quilt. (Oh! And thank YOU for your very sharp memories - so many of you pointed out that I have, in fact, made quilts in the past. Why do I think it doesn't count if it's not on a bed? Hmn...)
This is how I found the boys yesterday morning after breakfast. Freshly dressed in their baseball 'costumes' (all clothes are costumes, you know), standing at the door with bat and ball and glove in hands, chanting "Let's go Coach!". The coach, in turn, finished pouring his coffee, picked up the littlest member of the team (who was standing with baseball cap in her outstretched hands) on his way out, and they were off.
Steve has been
home for the better part of the past few weeks (one of the joys amidst
some not so fun benefits of working for yourself), while I've been
working on some
quilting, I mean writing projects. It's
so interesting to me to watch how differently we spend our days with
the children when we're doing it alone - and I can only think that it's
advantageous to all of us in many different ways. Balance, you know? There's lots of different things they do on Papa time - this week has included a lot of baseball; a lot of dirty
clothes; a little more time in the woods; nachos for lunch; trying to solve the Rubix Cube (I think Calvin's going to walk around muttering, "clockwise, clockwise, counterclockwise" until he solves it), and a healthy dose of You
Tube too - this week, introducing the kids to the wonders of The Electric Company - (Knock Knock Rock, and One Word Comes After Another are the most requested around here - because Morgan Freeman is groovy). Yup, this is the education our children are getting.