It’s that time of year when the weather gets crazy. Monday I wrote a post about anticipating spring. Tuesday morning we woke up to an unexpected 8″ of fresh snow and had these visitors in our backyard.
The boys are (almost) done with their Pinewood Derby cars, The Cheese Racer and The Tie-Dye Turtle. It was fun teaching C the technique for getting the color fade on his surf board. Both of E and C had a fun time making polymer clay creations for their cars. C had a difficult time getting the scale right for his turtle to ride the board, so he ended up using one that I made on the car. I was okay with that, because he made 4 turtles plus a chambered nautilus. He made one that was really good, but something was wrong with the clay and it completely melted in the oven. I had a great time crafting and creating with them this week.
This week we finished reading How to Train Your Dragon #11. Now we have to wait patiently for the next installment. I’m really sad this series is ending. We’ve had such a great time reading the adventures of Hiccup.
I’ve been busy previewing books. Carry On, Mr. Bowditch looks like it will be a good book for the boys. E in particular really likes historical fiction, so this should be a great pick for him. I also read The Willoughbys (very peculiar) and The Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler (interesting, kind of fun, and a little dated). On their own the boys read Nanotechnology, Worlds Most Dangerous Animals, one about spiders and I think another crab book. I read part of “The Whale Scientists” out loud. This is the first one from the Scientists in the Field series that we just didn’t really find engaging. C is rather sensitive to graphic descriptions of animal suffering so I found myself skipping a lot.
The little bit of sunshine this week did my spirit so much good. It was SO wonderful to be outside and actually be comfortable.
Hope you are having a great week!