Summer is here

Posted by on Jun 21 2011 | family, handmade

Happy Summer Solstice to you! Summer is definitely here. I just can believe how quickly Marta’s first year at school went by.  It feels like yesterday that I posted this picture of her proudly holding Warren’s hand on her first day of school. She thoroughly enjoyed her time at nursery thanks to the gentleness of the Waldorf method and to the loving dedication of the teachers. It was a beautiful journey for her and for our family. She’s already looking forward to kindergarten, but not before enjoying the three months of holidays ahead of us. On our plans include building a bread oven next weekend followed by a trip to a friend’s cottage the following week, the Summer Arts Festival that Warren is putting together, a trip to Philly, and a trip to the west coast of Canada. Sounds busy but our travelling is well spread across the three months and there will be lots of home time too. I didn’t make any plans for the weeks we’re here and we’ll play it by ear. There are lots of things I want to do with the girls and in our first week we started by making some pinwheels. Fun to make and fun to play with.

I thought I’d also share what we gave the teachers from parent and tot group Liliana and I attended this year. The coasters idea came form the book Last Minute Patchwork and Quilted Gifts from Joelle Hoverson. And so did the idea for the wrapping!

 

pinwheels

gifts

coasters

gift wrap

gift wrap

 

O verão chegou! Nem acretito como passou rápido esse primeiro ano da Marta na escola. Parece que foi ontem que eu postei essa foto dela de mãos dadas com o Warren no primeiro dia de aula. Ela curtiu muito esse ano no maternal graças a gentileza do método Waldorf e a dedicaçãocarinhosa das professoras. Foi uma linda jornada para a Marta e para a nossa família. Ela agora está toda impolgada para começar o jardum da infância, mas não antes de aproveitar os três meses de férias. Os nossos planos incluem a construção de um forno de pizza nesse fim de semana, estadia na casa de férias de amigos queridos, o festival de artes que o Warren está organizando, uma vigem a Filadélfia e uma viagem a costa oeste do Canadá. Pode parecer muito, mas as viagens estão bem espaçadas, e nesses três meses também teremos muito tempo em casa. Eu não fiz planos para quando estivermos em casa, mas tem muitas coisas que quero fazer com as meninas.  Na primeira semana começamos com cataventos. Divertido de fazer e de brincar!

Aqui vai também o que demos para a professora e assistente do grupo de recreação que eu levo a Liliana. A idéia do porta copos vem do livro Last Minute Patchwork and Quilted Gifts da Joelle Hoverson. E a idéia do embrulho também!

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5 Responses to “Summer is here”

  1. What a great idea for teacher gifts. I find it so difficult each year. The packaging is a very neat idea. Pinwheels are so much fun. Yours look so pretty. Enjoy your summer. We have several more weeks to go till the end of term. It will whizz by before I know it.

    22 Jun 2011 at 6:28 am

  2. Love those teacher gifts! I might have to use that sometime too. :) I hope you have a great time traveling (and staying home) this summer!

    22 Jun 2011 at 8:59 am

  3. Happy Summer Solstice to you! What sweet gifts — and wrapping!

    22 Jun 2011 at 10:44 am

  4. Celina

    Adorei o conteúdo do texto. Meninas abençoadas com esses pais dedicados. Tb reconheci os paninhos………………..

    23 Jun 2011 at 9:17 am

  5. Happy summertime, Luciana! Today in Aberdeen we have SUN for the first time in quite a while. Hooray! Your gifts are lovely. We are planning to make some bookmarks for teachers.
    It’s great that your daughter has had such a positive year.

    24 Jun 2011 at 5:02 am

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