Friday, August 27, 2010

I had a birthday!

Brendon had a littl party for my 40th birthday and he did a great job!
I just came across these pictures from my birthday last month.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Little Britches

You may have read these books, but we only found this series a few months ago.
Each evening at bedtime we read a chapter aloud, and have just completed the very first book.
The Moody family travels from New Hampshire to Colorado in the early 1900's and sets up house on a ranch near Denver. An unknown lung affliction has plauged father and is the catalyst for the the migrating family.
Ralph, the oldest boy in the family, is the author of the series.
There are so many good moral lessons while being simultaneously funny and adventurous! Little Britches is a fantastic read for children, especially boys.
One warning: Cowboys talk the way they do and Ralph retells it exactly with 3 and 4 letter words. However, Ralph's family never spoke in that manner. We simply pointed out the difference and noted we would not be using any of those words.
If you can find a copy I highly recommend this book!
PS: I do not know why the word voting is at the top of this post. I can't see it when I try to edit. Perhaps it was part of the picture.