Parker, then a Little Christmas

I’ve been homeschooling Parker these past couple of weeks.  It’s been interesting for sure.

A lot easier than I thought it would be but a lot more time consuming too.

These photos of Parker were taken while we were in California, he saved up some money to purchase the cap guns he had seen on our previous visit.

An elephant never forgets.

Parker never forgets.

Never forgetting is a common trait for Autistic children, Parker is no acception. He has an amazing ability to remember every word, sound, date and object that he is interested in. It sure comes in handy with school work, he’s absolutely brilliant! And I’m not just saying that because I’m his mom (wink).

I wanted to share my excitement about a recent publication in Christmas 365:

I created this Christmas banner over a year ago for the Jan  2010 CHA.

It was fun to pick the magazine up off the rack and open right up to the two page spread.

The magazine included directions too, pretty neat.

The banner itself was REALLY long. Here’s a couple of photos that I took awhile back:

I had sewn circles together using my sewing machine and then sewn the circles to the ribbon & banner.

Pretty simple, really.

The snow has finally started melting here in Idaho…cross your fingers that it lasts!

Have a fabulous day!

xoxo, Christie

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  • Lynette says:

    Congratulations with the publication. I love that banner, I have never made one…I must really attempt to make one.

  • Jing-Jing says:

    congrats on the pub, how totally exciting!!! Parker looks so awesome drawing, lol.

  • Diana says:

    Christie, how great to be able to share your art with the crafting world! Another publication! Awesome! I love Parker’s layout. Perhaps an actor within? He ceratinly has the memory and great style. Diana

  • Kristen says:

    Parker looks so great!!! And… homeschooling?!?! You deserve a pat on the back! A couple weeks ago, Cam came home from church wondering where he can buy a mood ring. I guess he thought Parker had a pretty great treasure. Funny.

  • Sandi Clarkson says:

    Woohoo! Big congrats on the pub, Christie! I love your banner .. you are really good at those. Good luck on your homeschooling. My older dd has home schooled all her kids, 3 are now graduated from major colleges .. so it can be done … and very well!

  • Char says:

    Congrats on the pub this banner is spectular my brillient crafty friend!!!

  • Courtney says:

    I love that about Parker. He is such a cute kid….I mean teenager! I miss chatting with him I really do! Maybe I’ll have to give him a phone call one of these days. He always has the best stories and facts! I miss him showing me everything he owns too! Oh Parker!

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