Wednesday, June 3, 2009

A first crush


Mom and I leave 1 week from tomorrow for our 4 day applique retreat. I have been too busy getting ready to even take pictures of my works in progress. So today I got out the camera, and thought I would post a few teaser pictures of a couple of quilts that we will be working on up there. These are parts of the pieced backgrounds, but next week we start adding all the fun little applique details to the quilts to really give them flair. And yes, they will be pattern packets soon!

Tomorrow is Katelyn's first field trip on a school bus! She is so excited I didn't think I would ever get her to sleep tonight. The class is going to the post office, fire station and civic center/library. And I get to go as a chaperone! After spending every Monday this year helping out in her class, I know all the kids almost as well as she does and am looking forward to a fun time with all of them. I promise to bring my camera and take pictures!

So do you want to hear tonight's funny story? Okay well first we have to go back to last week. No, no, lets go back about 3 or 4 months. Do you remember your first kindergarten crush? Well, like most girls in her class K had one. Well, this little boy was REALLY not into girls so after spending all year liking Boy 1 she decided to give up on him and pick a new boyfriend, Chris. Twice each week for homework they bring home a journal with a question from the teacher that they need to answer. Well fast forward to last week and the question was "Do you have a boyfriend (or girlfriend)" K quickly filled the page with information on Chris and how they like to play house together and tag on the playground...

Finally, tonight I really got to see them interact. Chris is just as smitten with her as she is with him, which in kindergarten-ese means that they ate their food at opposite ends of a bench, alternating between giggling at each other and turning their back on one another. And in the peaceful times, it was a lot of loud jabbering about playing house at school and the field trip. When they finally finished it was time to run around and play freeze tag. So what am I doing while the kids are flirting? Listening to Chris's parent tell me how much he talks about Katelyn at home! Can you guess who his girlfriend was in the journal entry? Of course, Katelyn. Aww, a first crush is so sweet, especially when the boy likes you too.

Kami

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Can't wait to see some pics of Chris and Katelyn! Don't forget extra batteries ... oh and the applique retreat, have fun! and try not to miss the girls too much.

Lori Pierce said...

What a cute story. Have a great time on the fieldtrip and the retreat. Sounds much more exciting than painting the basement, which is what I'm doing today.

mary said...

Hope you had as much fun as the kids on the field trip. I sure do miss those days. I know your mom is really looking forward to the retreat. Can't wait to see the finished products!

Annelies Dease said...

I just sent your Mom an email....you will LOVE the convent!!! Have fun sewing and give your Mom a hug for me. BTW....we work together at QIAD. XXX Anne