On to the grands and their summer plans. Ry is going to be going to "his" summer program again. He just loves the director of the site where he will attend. Zander has been a huge part of Ry's growth as a proper boy with a sense of self. This will be Ry's 3rd year at Therapeutic Recreation and he is so excited. This year he will be attending without his sister.
GK last year served as a honorary counselor to the youngest kids. She was enrolled in the program but it was soon apparent that she would be more useful to the little ones instead of breaking up fights with the olders. So that is what she did. She fell in love with the Down's Syndrome kids and enjoyed being with them and found a niche with a special group of sweet youngsters. But that is not to be this year. She was told at the end of last year that she would be able to do the honorary counselor position again, but because of liability issues, that is not the case. She will have to wait for a year and then apply for the job when she is 14. Needless to say she was bummed but, we will persevere. There are lots of scenarios of fun and learning that she and I can be involved in and maybe not cause too much trouble for the citizens.
Ry's last day at school was yesterday. Field Day is always his best day and he came home wet and happy. GK's last day is Friday. Then, we will have two weeks until Ry's program starts. Our plan is to take the grands (SM and I) to the Four Corners area of NM. NM, Colorado, Utah and Arizona all come together there. You can stand in four states at once.....sorta. Anyway there are so many wonderful Native American sites to see and many things to do......so the Cuckoos are flying north for a small in-state vacay.
|just love the way the different chains play off each other, the texture is so cool|
|this is a necklace and is simple and yet stylin'|
I have been working on my, pay it forward arting items. I made some jewelry that includes paper clips as part of the design both intact and as fasteners. I also have wanted to try making my own fabric with paper. So this begs the question is it faper or pabric? I used dryer sheets as the base on this particular try. I incorporated tissue paper and light weight brown paper bags. I used matte Mod Podge. The faper/pabric came out very much like plastic sheeting. I was able to sew on it, stain it, stamp on it and manipulate it. Made for cute roofs for the paper bird houses I made.
I think next time, I will use muslin and a different kind of glue and see how that turns out. And after my attempts with the paper clips and paper, Ms. GK requested some "fun" colored paper clips to work with. So I guess we will see what happens with all that.
|the wrinkled texture of the pabric/faper is super|
Hope your plans for the early summer bring you joy and adventure, Oma Linda