Friday, October 15, 2010

Keeping time

It's hard to believe that the calender is filling up for next year already.  This year is heading towards it's end.  Where did it go?


The wee girl decided to design a calendar for 2011.  She stapled pages together and enthusiastically got to work.... I had to spell out the months for her to write and she cut and pasted the calendar grids (printed out from a template in Microsoft Publisher).


Her enthusiasm for detailed illustration began to wane around May...as she realised just how many pages there were to go...


By October she'd exhausted her repertoire of quick line drawings....

By November she didn't care... it was more about getting this calender finished.


She makes me laugh, my girl.  

School next year. Who'd have thought my baby would grow so fast?

9 comments:

meri said...

:)
Yes they grow so fast...

It was too much work at a time.
I love to see their attention to the little things and love to embroider what they do :)

Liam's Mummy said...

I really like Mr October!

A Peppermint Penguin said...

Actually the year itself can be a bit like that! Flagging toward the end.

Babies do do that. So I hear ;-)

I'm sure her teachers will have an 'interesting' time. Just hope they don't stifle the creativity.

Tania said...

WHAT? No Christmas?!

trash said...

I'm dead impressed she kept going until the end. My two would have thrown the towel in way back in May.

Fer said...

Priceless!

Annie said...

You made me smile Nic with your post - just amazing how they grow and develop. A great start for school - she will fly and be great just like her beautiful mum. Why didn't you have 2 so you could do it all over again. My little Pete is heading for Grade 5 next year - a senior school jumper and I find THAT hard to believe. I still look at 15 year old Callum sleeping and think of him as my baby. Ode to mothers!

Handmade said...

Look, I'm thinking it might save time and trouble by skipping the whole primary school thing and get her straight to the HSC!!!!

Bree said...

Beautiful!
Samuel is sooooo ready for school but I cry everytime someone brings it up! The boys think it's hysterical and get Samuel to tell me how much he wants to do NOW and how much he will love being at school 5 days a week. I'll be that blubbering mother at the gate that everyone still remembers when the kids are in grade 6!