Helloooo! How was everyone's summer? We had a nice summer but I am definitely ready for the girls to go back to school, and they are definitely ready to go back too! Keira will be in grade 4 and Tegan will be in junior kindergarten 3 days a week. Then it will be just Brielle and I at home on those days. Keira and I recently read The Secret Garden. We had a different copy than this one when we read it but when I saw this Tasha Tudor illustrated copy in the used book sale area at the library I snapped it up,for 50 cents. Keira is 8 years old, almost 9, and I still read aloud to her every night. She is an excellent reader all on her own but I am hoping to read to her or have her read to me as long as she'll let me. I love experiencing these special books with her. The Secret Garden was a bit of a tough read-aloud, what with the accents and all, but we enjoyed it. I especially enjoy the theme of Magic in Frances Hodgson Burnett's novels - we recently read A Little Princess too.