this is our final week of kindergarten, and i am finding myself in a constant state of gratitude. grateful for this wonderful year of kindergarten for maya. grateful for maya's amazing teacher, who is a gentle guiding spirit and wonderful mentor. grateful for this like-minded community of friends and families. grateful in every way for this beautiful waldorf journey we are on!
gifts for maya's sungarden teacher and her assistant...
today is our last official road trip to austin for this school year. the last two weeks of kindergarten for maya. it's hard to believe we are coming to the end of this very special journey. where, oh where, did the time go?
i will surely miss the rhythm of our drive to austin and back, but i am looking forward to the relaxing time at home as summer approaches. and, of course, our upcoming move. we've got a busy few weeks ahead of us for now, so don't be surprised if you see me a bit less here on the blog. i'll have much to share in the weeks coming up!
to answer a few curious readers regarding my knitting photo from monday's post, these are the ten squares our family pledged to knit for our waldorf school's annual knit-a-thon (rainbow colors, of course!). these will be used to make scarves and blankets for homeless folks. and raise some money for our school in the process. it's not too late to sponsor our family's efforts, if you have the desire or inclination to do so (even the smallest of contributions is humbly and gratefully accepted and we thank you for your support).
my family is on a mission. a mission to knit squares. squares that will be put together as scarves and blankets for homeless folks, as well as raise some much needed funds for our school...
our special project is very near and dear to my heart - the austin waldorf school knit-a-thon. we are raising money through sponsorships for our school by knitting scarves and blankets and donating them to the homeless. parents and children alike are participating. knitting with a purpose. it's what we're all about.
p.s. if you are so inclined, you can sponsor our school here. or me individually here. or you might even want to consider a similar project for the homeless in your area!
i'm off to my new kindergarten mamas knitting group today, and then back home again to knit with my other knitting buddies (my oldest daughter and her best friend) on saturday. how lucky can one girl be? two knitting groups a week. it doesn't get much better than that. i'm one happy mama!
also, in response to some questions about our commute (which i mentioned in this post)...let me just say that it is definitely a very unique situation at the moment. although maya is attending the austin waldorf school and we are in the process of trying to move to austin, we actually still live in the dallas area. that's a 3.5 hour commute, which we are tackling like this: maya and i drive down on monday evenings, arriving just in time for supper and then bed time. we are staying at my twin sister's house (who, along with her husband and two girls, is graciously allowing us to 'live' with her while we are here - thank you, shannon!). maya attends her sungarden class three days a week (tues/wed/thurs), then we head back to dallas early thursday afternoon to spend the rest of the week and weekend with papa at home. so that's 3.5 hours driving time on monday evenings and 3.5 hours on thursday afternoons. which, as i mentioned in my earlier post, is turning into a rather enjoyable quiet/observation/meditation/nap time as we are slowly working it into our new rhythm. and although it is not necessarily an ideal situation (we don't like be separated from papa three days a week), it is one we have chosen to happily embark upon. we are hoping to be moved and settled by january. until then, we are truly grateful and thankful for the opportunities that have been laid before us.