A couple things of note ~ my clever autumn-loving husband created a very cool cabinet to hold more of our
Also, Julia's been reading 'Mr. and Mrs. Bunny, Detectives Extraordinaire!' by Polly Horvath and illustrated oh so charmingly by the talented Sophie Blackall. I need to read this book because apparently it's about a place called Happy Hippy Land, and the girl's parents (who are happy hippies) are abducted by foxes and the girl has to enlist the aid of detective bunnies to help her. This sounds like someone had a crazy dream one night and then decided to write a book, yes?
And, our globe fixation continues. Did you know I have one? Yes I do. I really want a black one that has constellations. I read about one here, and now I'm super jealous. I got a thing in the mail from Highlights magazine, it's this Top Secret Adventures travel thing for kids, about $13 per kit and you can sign up for however many you want. I thought we'd commit to 6. You get a kit that details a country of your choosing, and it's a mystery of sorts. You get a book about the country, a puzzle book with clues about whatever the mystery is and stickers and a little passport. We also got a large world map, which came with the first kit. It's now hanging in J's room. She LOVED this whole deal, and "Mom, it's also educational!" was how she sold me on it.
How are you, my summertime warriors? I'm in my usual state of mildly panicked anxiety ~ it's my default mode. We've got one more month of summer to cram in, and I'm like....what if I miss some of it? What if we don't get enough summer done? Then it's grey for the next 9 months. But I think it'll be ok. We've eaten outside nearly every night. We're planning the rest of our summer plans with military precision. We will accomplish summer or go down trying. Hurray!