noah has been reading so much on his own lately. he is reading right through the whole "jesus storybook bible" in bed at night. his favorite story is david and goliath. :)
he also just ordered "stink" from his school book order, and read it on bus on the way home! now we have a bunch more from that series from the library.
and he is working on a project on the pioneers, so we have a bunch of pioneer books from the library too. i love the "my first little house" series.
aaron has a few books going at once, as usual. he is a guy with many interests...
isla has been super into the cinderella story for a while now, and i think we've read just about every version out there. we found this one recently, which combines cinderella tales from many different countries. and the pictures are by julie paschkis, whose illustrations i just love!
we read about the dancers book in smithsonian magazine and requested it from the library. it is so cool! the pictures are so clever and tell little mini stories about life. isla loves is.
the bunnies book we found randomly at the library and just love it. these little bunnies are fairly naughty, but the book is so surprising that we all just cracked up as we read it! and the bunnies' jambes are really cute.
i flip through lots of books more than i really read any, but i am trying to make it through jim lynch's new book. i really liked his book "border songs," and this is his new one. it's about the world's fair in seattle in 1962. it's interesting to learn about how seattle center came to be. the kids and i really enjoy hanging out there now, and i like to imagine it back then.
and the "green crafts" book has lots of great, doable, not too messy ideas. i am making a few copies of things before i return this one to the library.
ezra still eats books more than reads them, but he's sort of beginning to get the hang of flipping through the pages. we ordered this one for him from noah's book order. (have i mentioned i am having lots of fun with the kids' book orders?!? i love them!)
and when a quiet moment presents itself, i love to listen to my new favorite podcast, planet money. i love the hosts and i really appreciate how they are able to explain very complicated fiscal issues in laypeople's terms. and they're funny!
on the drive to and from whistler this weekend, we all really enjoyed listening to the frances audio collection. these stories are so wonderful and quirky! and the narrator has a wonderful british accent.
and in car isla and i are enjoying the new ben gibbard cd, former lives. she loves the first song, about singing acapella under an umbrella. i love the songs "lady adelaide" and "a hard one to know." and he's actually coming to western on sunday, and i am going to see him! i'm excited. it's rare that musicians i like come to town, and rare that it works out for me to go. hooray!