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Books and Building

I find it very interesting how your kids can be so different from such an early age. For example, when Joash was very small, even before he was one year old, he loved to sit and read books with me. He would bring books to me all the time, knowing, I think, that I couldn't say no to him when he wanted to read a book. Mataya on the other had has always been on the move. Even when she was young she would only sit still for a few minutes when Joash and I would sit down to read book. But, just in the last few months we have seen a real change in her and we often find her like this...
Not always in a crate, mind you, but sitting somewhere with a stack of books around her, paging through each one. She even "reads" quietly to herself mentioning some of the things in pictures. It is super cute.

Joash also continues to build things. This was his project today...
A tractor of course. The only help he asked for was cutting out round pieces of paper for the wheels.
You can even open the hood so you can work on the engine. And there a draw bar on the back side so you can hook something up.


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