And, not in the traditional sense.
We made the decision to put Claire into Chinese school and all of the ones in our city meet on Sunday afternoon. Even before enrolling her I thought about how our Sunday had good potential of becoming very busy and stressful with church in the morning and Chinese school in the afternoon. So, we made the decision to move our church attending to Saturday evening instead. There are many churches in our area that now offer services on Saturday and we had tried it before and liked it so now it will become our routine.
Claire wavered between scared and excited for Chinese school to start. She has forgotten most of her Mandarin so we feel as though she's at a crossroads. Either, pick it back up by willingly partcipating in her Mandarin class or refuse to participate due to fear and lose it all together. It sounds as though her first class went smashingly well today. I am so excited for her to be in the company of other Chinese children and continue to learn Mandarin. All the other children in her class are children with parents of Chinese heritage so they hear Mandarin at home. This will make school fairly difficult for Claire because we aren't able to help her figure things out as well as we'd like. We have the textbook and Google translate will tell you anything so we will muddle through the best we can.
While Claire was at Chinese school Emily attended sewing school with Mom. She's been asking for several weeks if I would teach her how to sew so I thought today would be a good time to spend some time with her and the sewing machine.
In a couple of hours Emily sewed her first project, a pillow for her bed. She was quite proud of her work and I am too; she is proving to be one crafty girl.