We're listening to the stories here, absorbing so much wonderful-ness about the creatures God created and the antics of the animals in the stories by naturalist Thornton Burgess.
With a pack of his fancy papers, Aiden (7), has been crafting some of the characters from the stories, doing a fabulous job, and Annaliese (11) has been busy drawing squirrels.
As a side, the wise blustery character, Old Mother West Wind, counsels and educates the creatures of the forest. As we listened to her tell Peter Rabbit that she had given him such long hind feet for hopping, Ella (5) tipped her little blond head and said to me, "oh, mama, that means she doesn't know God made Peter Rabbit. That's sad, isn't it?" and continued on with her playing as we listened.
And so our afternoons fall, as of late, with a little happy dose of Peter Rabbit and Reddy Fox.