Gabriel has been cleaning out and packing the majority of his room, since he leaves for Boot Camp at the end of next month. The little kids have been hovering around him because he is constantly handing out "treasures" that are being unearthed from his drawers and closet.
One of the great finds is a life-guard whistle that he gave to Elijah. I can't even recount how many times today I have had to remind him that the whistle sound is for outside! At lunch, Alyssa picked it up and blew it real softly (unlike Elijah's blows). Elijah looked at her in horror and said, "Alyssa, you can't blow that...it's not a girl whistle." He then examined it and said, "great, you slobbered all over it." He is good entertainment.
We are loving the fall weather and doing most of school in the screened in porch. I'm heading back to To Kill A Mockingbird.