Monday, August 27, 2012

BACK TO SCHOOL

Well you can see my boys are back at school. Almost 2 weeks now. They are doing well. Aiden was not that happy about going back, but he is ok with it now. LOL Austin who started his 10th grade year will be on the swim team!! I am so proud of him. He swims very well, and his instructor who has been teaching him for awhile now says he is really good and needs to be on a team. I hope Austin likes it. I told him you don't know how well you will do in something, or how much you will like it, until you try. I think meetings start the end of next month. I think Aiden likes 1st grade. He has a nice teacher and I will be helping out with Helping Hands again this year too. Austin is not happy with his Chinese class, this year they are doing it through video chat. I hope he sticks with it....he went all last year taking this class, and to give up a years worth of study on it would be sad! He is doing well in it, so I hope he moves on with it. He has a few honor classes as well. So I am super proud of both my boys. I am quickly getting back into a routine. I think I'm allergic to mornings though. They don't agree with me! :D But I love the fact that I can get a lot done in the mornings and have my afternoons free to work out and crochet.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

OLYMPIC STAR COASTER

 “Olympic Star Coaster”
Pattern Designed by: Aurora Suominen Copyright © 2012 All rights reserved.
G Hook & Worsted Weight Cotton Yarn.
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For Abbreviations/videos/links to help with pattern sts, see “One Crochet Day at a time” at http://myblueangels.blogspot.com/

Rnd 1: Ch4, work 9DC in 4th ch from hook. Join in top of beg ch4. =10dc.

Rnd 2: Ch3, DC in joining. Work 2DC in each st around. Join in top of beg ch3. =20dc

Rnd 3: Ch1, SC in joining.  SC in next 2sts. [+IN next st, work DC, Ch1, DC.+ SC in next 3sts] 4X.  Repeat +to+ once & join to first sc.  =15sc, 10dc

Rnd 4: Ch1, SC in joining.  SC in 3sts. [+IN next sp work 2DC, Ch1, 2DC+. SC in next 5sts] 4X.  Repeat +to+ once.  SC in last st & join. =25sc, 20dc

Rnd 5: Ch1, SC in joining. SC in 5sts. [+IN next sp work 3DC, Ch1, 3DC.+  SC in 9sts] 4X.  Repeat +to+ once.  SC in last 3sts & join IN front loop (FL) of first sc. =45sc, 30dc

Rnd 6: Rnd is worked in the front loops only.  Ch1, SC in joining loop. SC in next 8 FLs. [+ SC in the FL of the ch1 st.+  SC in next 15 FLs] 4X Repeat +to+ once.  SC in last 6 FLs & join. =80sc

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Thursday, August 02, 2012

OLYMPICS!

Has anyone been watching the  Olympics?  I have.......I love them!  I am so proud of our American athletes, but am also proud of all the athletes there from all over.  They all work hard and do such amazing things.

I am also part of the 2012 Crochet Games of Ancient Greece over at Crochetville.  I am making the Caron Crochet Lacy Jacket  I have made a few mistakes, but nothing that could not be fixed.  right now I am working on the length.  I did the pattern instructions, but will add a few more rows to make it a bit longer.  I am not familiar with crochet clothing items, so this is still new to me.  I have already had my first "crochet Olympic" injury too.  :D 

Anyway Aiden went into the regular class of TaeKwonDo today.  Little Tykes was cancelled for August, but since he is belt testing later this month, he would have "graduated" out of the Little tykes class anyway.  He likes that he is in there with AJ, but  once AJ belts test too for his green tip, he will go into the Advance class.  That one is an hour earlier.  But still I am so proud of the both of them.  They are doing so well in TKD. 

I also got both of them enrolled in school........I had to notify the school board as I was not happy with Aiden's school supply list.  At the bottom said, ALL SUPPLIES SHARED!  Now I know that the tissues and stuff like that are shared..but crayons, paints, pencils, scissors, and other school related supplies should NOT be shared!!  I taught my son to take care of his stuff, other kids either haven't been taught, or have, and still choose to be destructive with their materials.  Not to mention there is a health risk involved.  I see kids chew and slobber on pencils, why on earth would I want my son to touch that, and vice versa!!  Anyway, if I am buying him new stuff, he should be able to use it.  Especially since I know that all kids go to school with supplies.  There are so many different organizations that are helping with the basic school supplies.  I heard one parent at the enrollment that angered me.  Her husband asked when they planned on going to get the stuff on the list, and her response was that she was not going to, she said it says they share, so they will just use what someone else brings!!  SO WRONG!  The fancy, huge SUV they were getting into, tells me that they can afford it.  I mean come on........a lot of parents struggle to get school supplies........especially when you have more than one kid.......but we usually find a way!  For me, I bought them gradually little by little..........I mean the list is pretty much the same each year.........the actual school supplies are pretty cheap, with most costing under $2.00, 90% of the school supplies for me were under a dollar.  This of course does not include the tissues, hand sanitizer and stuff, but you get the idea!  I was contacted by and the lady responded agreed that it was a health concern.  I also pointed out that a few of the kids didn't wash their hands last year, and some had "you know what" on their hands...and I cringe thinking that my son or any other kid would touch, or put in their mouths something those kids touched.  Anyway she plans on bringing it up to the Principal.  She agreed, and also said that it was schools doing this, it was not a city or state wide rule.