So, the cold and dreary has begun. There are only a few green memories and hopes in the yarden now to cheer me: leeks, kale, parsley, lettuce and the baby garlic. Thank God for bits of verdure! (Can you tell that I've been reading Jane Austen?)
Somehow, pumpkin carving seems like so long ago, but we did have fun. Rapha and Girum worked out a Mexican calavera and Carlos and Sophie stayed simple. We had a judgment, and by a smidgen, Carlos won.
|First-time pumpkin-carver, Carlos|
The time between then and now has been filled with lots of...
|... archery practice. Yes, the kid made his own bow with a piece of wood and some rubber bands! It is actually quite powerful and accurate for what it is.|
|They love to read a page ahead in their reading book, Coquito, so that when we get to that page, they know everything. I love it! They struggle together, WITHOUT me!|
And, oh yes, let me not forget! Music practice. Oy, oy, OY! Girumy LOVES to play his guitar (Gracias, Linda.), Ty is keeping the beat with chopsticks on his pillow drums and Sophie is usually the director, also wielding a chopstick, and singer.
|G's first official guitar lesson was this week. That's our beloved Michel, his teacher. When he came home he was SO, SO happy, smiling incessantly.|
|Blooming right on time!|