We have 3 NaNoWriMo winners in the house! DD16, DD13 & DS10 all finished on 11/29!
DD16 drew DS10's characters for him:
She also drew an amazing number of other races to populate his world.
Here are some quick sketches of 2 of her own characters.
DD11mo became DD12mo! Her simple "Hobbit" Cake (an idea I got from Slowly -- Slowly Climb Mt Fuji) turned out just right!
DD16 & DD13 are preparing for their upcoming Switzerland-Germany-Italy trip with my parents!
DD16 German Family page
DD13 German Color page
DS10 actually picked up a non-fiction book to read, on his own! And he came to me, repeatedly, telling me interesting tidbits. He is an excellent reader (taught himself at the age of 4) but doesn't spend nearly as much time reading as his siblings! So, hats off to author Steve Sheinkin of Which Way to the Wild West?
DS8 is doing so well with Singapore's Challenging Word Problems 2. And with Writing with Ease 1. But I want more for him -- richness, depth, meaning, inspiration. I'm contemplating changes for January. Even as I contemplate Christmas presents. And travel plans. And dentist visits. It never ends.
DS5's reading: progress, progress! We're continuing to move along in OPGTR (ank/ink/onk/unk today). He is making connections and recognizing words and bits of words and other such things that make a mom smile! I want to add to his school day in January also...
Only 3 weeks until Christmas. Only 4 weeks until 2010! I'm not ready. Are you?