However, by Benji attending the book fair, I was afforded the opportunity to peruse the various displays set up by Drew's classmates and hear their oral presentations on their chosen topics. It was amazing to see and hear all the hard word they put into these projects. I heard all kind of reports on life in the early 1800s from being a cowboy to working in a mill and from running a general store to quilting and toys.
That was short lived, however, because soon Benji was back with his loot. Once we were in the car on the way home, he wanted to read his new books. Part of his new book bounty was a hardback (yay) book from Lego Star Wars. [insert geekish mom grin here]
You see, much to my delight, over the last several weeks Benji has eeked into the the Star Wars phase of wonder and amazement. He is completely enamored with Lord Vader. So much so that I'm teaching him to say, "Come to the dark side.... we have cookies" to his older brothers.