September is in full swing and we're having a beautiful Indian Summer here in our parts. Considering we really had no summer, we'll take what we can as long as it lasts ;)
We just returned from a super fun camping trip with friends at a lovely spot not very far from home. Great hiking, a beautiful lake to splash in after our hike, not to mention the super good times around the campfire, can't wait for the next one!! (more pictures coming soon).
These two young bucks nibbling to their hearts content in our front yard, which I might add is rather fussy and not really what I would consider deer fodder, but hey, who can be picky in suburbia, it's their turf too ;-)
Matthias on our first night camping, "Hey dad, did you know we can download something called Open Star Map onto your phone to look at the stars anywhere? We can map the stars right over our head right now."
Dad, "Let's do it!!" (It's now on both our androids ;-)
This was very cool, can't wait to try it out at home on our next perfectly starry night :)
Sean-Paul is on a Mrs. Piggle Wiggle stint. It's always hysterical to read these aloud, I enjoy them every time. Other recent favorites we have savored many times over the past few weeks: A Mother for Choco, The Wolf's Chicken Stew, Growing Vegetable Soup, My Car (love the pics in these Byron Barton books), many Dr. Seuss books, Hedgie's Surprise, Where the Wild Things Are, The Story About Ping.
Seamus and I just finished reading aloud The Shakespeare Stealer and The Buffalo Knife, found this one in Books Children Love, one of my favorite booklist resources. We just started Sign of the Beaver last night, love this one, hope he does too :) He's also on a Redwall kick reading and listening to the series. Right now he's on Salamandastron audible. For American History he's finishing up Pocahontas (a Childhood of Famous Americans book), next up will be John Adams. Also he's reading and narrating from This Country of Ours and The New Americans.
Matthias is reading Far North and recently finished Moccasin Trail. Up next with be Captured by the Mohawks. He is studying American History this year and enjoying America's Last Best Hope (got this at a steal as a two book boxed set for $4.95 on amazon, score!!), America As Seen by it's First Explorers and snippets of Christ and the Americas.
Violet is hard to keep up with in terms of a reading list, but here are a few tidbits I spied on her shelf over the last month: Sierra Jensen (Christian Romance series) by Robin Jones Gunn, Backwater & Best Foot Forward by Joan Bauer, Warhorse (for bookclub), Green Glass Sea (WWII novel), Violins of Autumn (also WWII inspired), The Guardian Duke and Kisses from Katie (inspired by a youth group volunteer project she is participating in this year).
Me ~ I just finished A Solitary Blue by Cynthia Voight and Off Balance Mary Sheepshanks (really enjoy both these authors currently). I am just dipping in to the 4th Tillerman book called The Runner and found a delicious relic on my daughter's shelf that she acquired from her grandmother, Green Dolphin Street by Elizabeth Goudge, yippee!!
Hope your Autumn is in full swing, what have you all seen, heard and read lately???