Sunday, December 21, 2008
We got barely an inch of snow the day these pics were taken. The grass was still visible but the kids were so excited that it "Finally snowed" they bundled up and went playing. Johanna even attempted to build a snowman but frankly he looks more like mud man to me.
Last year the snow took forever and the kids waited and waited. It would lightly in the night so often but by morning it was barely anything.
It got so bad that I told Mike the next time it snowed in the middle of the night I was going to wake Johanna an let her play in it. (Michael was too small for such things)
as I recall we did end up getting some snow for them to play in but it was very late..Maybe in late January or Feb.
Anyway...this is all to say that while the schools don't close for less than an inch we here in Butterfly school have snowdays no matter the accumulation. However. my kids don't know the feeling of anticipating "no school". The odd feeling of being out and about when you might be doing science or math right now.
It's a strange dynamic b/c I still get that feeling.
snow days have different meaning for them..it just means it snowed. Luckily though snow when you're little is exciting all on it's own.
As of this post we did get more snow and I think the schools closed early on Friday. I think we have many snow days in our future if the winter is gearing up already. I think I better invest in some snow pants.
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
We first found the book, Goodnight Engines at the library. It had an inscription inside from the author that read, "To all my friends at the (name of our town) public library, sweet dreams, Denise Dowling Mortensen"
Michael considered the inscription part of the story so when we got him his own copy he still wanted to hear the autograph.
So we pretended it was there and "read" it . We knew it by heart b/c we read so many times.
Earlier this month I saw a sign in the local bookstore that Denise dowling Mortensen was going to be there.
So off we went to meet the author and get Michael his own autograph.
I can not tell you how nice this woman was. She took time to really talk to Johanna and Michael. We had a nice conversation where she told me that did homeschool for a time. I also learned that authors of children's books don't really have say about the illustrations. She said she sends her story to the publisher and they choose the illustrator.
This explains why sometimes the pictures and the story don't match correctly. (A thing that bothers Johanna.) I always thought they worked side by side.
I told her about Michael loving the inscription in the local library's copy and of course she gave Michael his own autograph it reads:
Denise Dowling Mortensen.
So if you know a small child who LOVES trucks may I highly recommend this book to you.
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