Sunday, February 28, 2010

UFO: Rainbow Monkey Socks

The current not-snowy weather here in Central America has led me to a hankering to knit small, not-blankety things. So after working up a few dishclothes for the kitchen at the base, my hands turned to socks.

While I went through my yarn contico (trunk) looking for something to start, I happened upon a ziploc bag with one Rainbow Monkey sock and a full ball of yarn. I didn't remember when I started them or why I didn't kitchner Sock 1 closed, but here they were with my size 1 circular needles.

After a quick grafting session with Sock 1, I cast on for Sock 2 on Saturday morning. Right now, Sunday night, I'm almost to the heel flap -- I think they were just what I was looking for. :)

60/365: Feb 28, 2010

Friday, February 12, 2010

My Little Preschooler

Emily has just completed her first complete week of Preschool here in Nica and she LOVES it.

She comes home everyday with her work from the day and our refrigerator has been full of her daily accomplishments. I'm really impressed with the curriculum and teaching path her school is using as they introduce colors, shapes, letters, prewriting and all the standard preschool stuff.

She's a cutie!


p.s. That's totally our bright green house in the background, no HOAs dictating colors here. :)

Wednesday, February 03, 2010


Me: How did this song get on my iTunes?

Wayne: Because your iTunes recognized that this song is awesome and wanted you to be awesomer.


Monday, February 01, 2010

First Day of Second Grade!

Things have been very busy here in Casa Tingle. Work is moving forward at a rapid pace and we're really excited to see all the things God is allowing to happen! In the midst of all that, we've made a conscious effort to be a family.

A family who eats dinner together. Who reads stories at bedtime and says nighttime prayers together. A family who has fun together. :)

Our family has also been preparing to send two little chickies to school this week. The Nicaraguan school calendar runs February to November so we've just completed our "summer" break. :)

Alison is returning to the Christian school she attended last fall for one month. We attended her Open House on Friday night and discovered that instead of placing her in first grade (so she'd get a full year of 1st grade), that the Director, first grade teacher and second grade teacher got together and decided that she could handle second grade! We're really proud of her! She's such a smart cookie. :)


She woke up at 4AM today because she was so excited! She and I had breakfast together where she told me about how she thought the day was going to go.


A little while later, the transport arrived and she was off.


The school holds a great position on academics and in the interest of not wasting anytime sent home her first homework assignments today! With a little help she was able to complete all of her homework, in Spanish, without getting frustrated! It's going to be a great year!