Since early February, my site has not been working. On the front end that people see, it was fine but on the back end, I could not post. My site, along with others hosted, were attacked by Russian group which rendered it unusable. My husband had to go file-by-file through the back end to remove all the bad files through my blog, his blog, several message boards that he runs and some other websites that he runs. Today, he finally got to mine and fixed it. Yay!
I did finish the scarf and it came out so beautiful. I can’t decide if I want to keep it for myself or give it as a gift. I am thinking that I might make one for each of Paige’s teachers to give at the end of the school year. They both knit so they’ll definitely appreciate the gift.
I attempted to make a pair of socks using this gorgeous yarn but sadly it didn’t work out. This particular yarn had no stretch but I also had trouble with the gusset. I gave up and decided I would try again later with a different type of yarn. Maybe this summer it will make a good lakeside knitting project.
I haven’t been taking many photos. Okay, I haven’t taken photos at all mostly because my blog has been down. I have also been busy. I don’t remember when it happened but I don’t think I blogged about it. My daughter was advanced into the reading program in her Junior Kindergarten class so she has daily homework. She brings home two “Sight Word” books every day that she has to read repeatedly until she can do it smoothly. There is a whole sheet of techniques to use and it can be rather time consuming. She is getting better at it but the first few weeks were rough. She didn’t want to sit still long enough to read and she wasn’t really paying attention. She is improving though. She is learning that mommy won’t let her procrastinate or play. When it is reading time she now understands that she must read and nothing else is allowed to distract her.
I am really proud of her. She can now recognize many words on her own. Trying to convince her to sound out the words is still difficult because she would much rather I tell her what the word is but she’s starting to “get it”. In fact, the other night we were watching Undercover Boss and had to pause the program. On her own, she sounded out the word ‘Boss’ which was very impressive because it was the first time she made an independent attempt without prompting. So I think she is starting to realize that we aren’t making this stuff up, she really CAN figure out the word if she sounds out the letters and puts them together. LOL.
In addition to the reading, she is also developing a very impressive vocabulary. She’s always been ahead of the charts in terms of speech but some of the words she has been saying lately have really blown us away. Words like “compromise”, “customized”, “complicated”, and a word she has been using for a very long time that she really loves to say is “imagination.” Yesterday, at the family Easter celebration her little cousin was saying he saw an owl in all the trees and Paige told him that he was using his imagination too much. LOL.
In more fun news, Paige has her first school concert coming up in about a week. It is going to be super cute to see the Kindergartners dancing to songs like “Eye of the Tiger”, “It’s Raining Men” (Paige’s song), “I Want Candy”, “We’re Not Gonna Take It”, and “Hey Mickey”. I’m borrowing a camcorder to record it. We really can’t wait. She has been showing us the dances and they are super cute!
Enough of an update! I’ll shut up now. LOL