As part of our Summer activities, the kids and I go to the Library to check out books to bring home to read together or by themselves. This has actually worked out a lot better then I had thought because Miriam "read" her book to anyone she saw or to herself a million times. It was an easy reader with only a handful of words but to M. it was an accomplishment and we were very proud of her for wanting to "read" her story to us. She cried when we had to return it.
Russell, chose a really cool book. It was called
by Jacqueline K. Ogburn and Illustrated by Marjorie A. Priceman (picture provided by amazon.com). It was a really fun book to read and at the end it had a recipe for one of Miss Cora Lee Merriweather's famous Chocolate Cakes. So...as a fun treat and extension of his book we made the cake.
Russell had fun...though he was disappointed we could not make it look exactly like one of Miss Cora Lee's cakes, I think he was happy just the same.
Aaron's books were his usual...bugs and science...but they prepared him for his time at St. Mary's Science Camp this month. The boys REALLY love attending St. Mary's Science Camp and then their Enrichment Day Camp. Kudos to St. Mary's Catholic School. You guys have a wonderful program and staff.
Who knows what books the kids will check out next... :)