A peek back.
1. Monday started the week with a random tour of a few rare WWII planes. Errands took us past our local airport where we spied an unusual plane in the air and a crowd gathered to watch it. We called J and he joined us over lunch (also he paid our way :).
(The next we day we were excited when two of them flew over our house and we actually knew what they were. B-17G, P-51C, B-24.)
2. The fall leaves have been beautiful in our own backyard. It's almost time for leaf mazes!
3. On Friday we went with a few other homeschoolers to a lighthouse on the river.
(The touch-me-nots were abundant.)
4. Friday's weather was also perfect for an outdoor movie night with friends. (Dolphin Tale)
5. Saturday was quite rainy. T played soccer through the rain.
Beza, who has another cold, didn't make it out of the van. :) But she did surprise me with her spelling skills later.
"Mommy, I can spell T's name. Do you want to see?" (So close with NO help at all plus his age.)
"Now, I can spell mine. Let me get them." (Her blocks were locked away in a doll house.)
Why: Everyone in our family likes his stories--even J. And they're relatively short (3-5 hours).
What we've noticed: So far all of the stories we've listened to involve school--in particular middle school. We end up loving the main character who in some way is trying to explore the limits. There is almost always a teacher who takes a risk to help. And there is also almost always a teacher in an antagonistic role who you also come to love.
Also: Our favorite narrator of a Clements' story is Keith Nobbs. His voice fits so well.
And: After posting the picture of M's potholders, my sister called in an order. (Bless her heart.)
Now: We're out of audiobooks and waiting for The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Perilous Journey to arrive.
Part of the 31 Days of Writing Challenge.
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