Archives for October 2021

What We Are Reading

We just finished the book Number the Stars by Lois Lowry a few days ago and we all enjoyed this book very much. The story takes place in Copenhagen, Denmark in 1943 and is told from the point of view of a ten year old named Annemarie Johansen. Annemarie and her family help their Jewish friends get safely away from the Nazis and escape to Sweden. It is a story of bravery and true friendship and all of the kids were caught up in the story. It gave the kids an idea of what it was like for Jewish families during WWll, and how dangerous it was for those who helped them escape to a safe place.

We are now reading Letters From the Lighthouse by Emma Carroll and it also takes place during WWll. We still have quite a bit to read in this book, but there seems to be a little mystery involved for Olive and Cliff who are siblings that are sent away from London to be safe from bombing. Not sure how this will go, but we do like it and it also goes along with our study of WWll. This is probably our last book about the war and I think we will actually miss this unit we have been doing in history.

I’m just posting some more of the pictures from Sunday as I had a lot, but didn’t want to post them all at once – just too many.

I think this last picture of Georgia sums up how she felt about the entire event.

The Teeny Tiny Farm

On Sunday we rented the animals from The Teeny Tiny Farm for several hours. We started doing this last year and it turned out so well that we did it again this year. We bought a bunch of pumpkins and paint and had the animals for about 2 hours. We had lots of food and snacks and drinks for everyone and that’s pretty much all we needed for the kids to have a great time. They rode the pony over and over and petted all the animals and ate and some of the kids even got around to painting a pumpkin – but most had to take them home as it just got too late. Everyone has looked so forward to this and it turned out better than I could have hoped. I think we will do this every fall as it is actually a lot easier than the pumpkin carvings we used to do with family. Carving pumpkins with a ton of kids that really don’t need a sharp tool in their hand is not always fun – though the end results were nice.

I think I will post some pictures tonight and then some tomorrow also as I took a lot and I don’t want to put up so many on one post.

Also, I went out with my daughter today and bought a few gingerbread houses for Christmas. Figured we might as well start getting ready as sometimes they are hard to find. My trunk was pretty full of them.

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