A quick announcement:
Quilted Twins had sold out of the kit for our quilt Azure Skies. They are back in stock but there is only a limited quantity. If you missed out the first time, order quickly while they still have some in stock. Here’s the link.
Now to today’s post:
Karl and I had the best day on Saturday…
Kalissa had worked the overnight Friday into Saturday and wouldn’t be home until 9ish on Saturday morning. Craig had to be out to work by 7:30 am so they had about an hour and a half Saturday morning that needed an adult for the boys. I volunteered to be the adult and through osmosis, Karl did too.
You might remember a year ago, Carver was having a little difficulty controlling himself. He pushed easily and grabbed toys away from others while he was in my childcare and even as a three-year-old, regressed to biting. Carver is and has always been great with adults…not as good with kids. We didn’t know if it was because he was in childcare at my house and I was grandma so he was territorial over that or what, but it was a struggle.
Now he’s gone on to three-year-old preschool and is doing fabulous. Kalissa debated over sending him or not due to COVID but in the end, decided to send him. It’s a decision that at this time, we are not regretting at all. Carver has blossomed. He is doing so well. If you would tell me he’s the same kid as the kid he was a year ago, I’d be sure you were lying. He will still snitch a toy from Gannon from time to time and still can get a little rough with Gannon wrestling, but all of that is normal brother stuff. I am so pleased with the change. He really had me worried at this time last year.
Anyway, one of the things school does is give “Pride” tickets. If a kid does a kindness act, they give them a ticket. That ticket is put in a bucket and once a week a name is drawn and that kid gets a simple toy.
Carver was being so good at my house on Saturday morning while we waited for Kalissa to arrive that I said to Carver he was so helpful and if we were at school and had “Pride” tickets, I’d have given him one.
Well that’s when Karl jumped into Uncle Karl mode. He ran and got some supplies and the next thing I knew, Karl was teaching Carver print making.
It was a 45 minute session and two of them had a blast. You can see the stamp they made on the right and where they stamped both the paper and the board with the word PRIDE.
It was so fun watching the two of them.
From there we..