1. This is the old Aermotor windmill at my inlaws' house in Nebraska. Classic, isn't it?
2. Pierce had a summer reading program through the school where he had to read 20 books to earn a water party. The parents could even read the books to the kids. And they didn't have to be long books. Would you believe that out of 17 students, only one other kid in his class completed the program? This is so depressing to me. Why aren't parents encouraging their kids to read? At any rate, the first and second grade classes were combined for the water party (and hopefully some of the other classes had better participation) and Pierce had a fabulous time.
3. I made monkey bread for an after school snack the first day of school. Pierce came home and said he didn't like monkey bread. I was like, "Sure you do." He was adamant, "I don't want any." Then I realized....I think he thought it really had monkey in it. Once I explained it was just cinnamon bread, he was happy to eat some.
4. Cort is obsessed with pirates. We put away most of their birthday money, but I did allow him to purchase a small Captain Hook doll that he wanted. He carried it all over the grocery store, and when people said, "Oh what a nice Captain Hook doll!" He responded, "He's NOT NICE! He's a bad guy!"
5. I planted some fall seeds, and I'm hoping we will be successful with them. It was such a nice treat last December to still be able to run out to the garden and harvest fresh salad.
This post linked with Random Friday at A Rural Journal.