Jonathan went on a shopping trip with his daddy today, which was one of his birthday presents. When I say shopping trip, I mean grocery shopping, which is always a little bit complicated because we live so far away from everything. It normally means being gone for a whole day. So we had a house full of girls today. Charlotte is finishing up her Ancient India main lessons. We started a new block today: North American geography. We will read through an imaginary trip across the United States in My World of Neighbors and then move on to a more hands-on approach. Miriam and I read about St. Ciaran today. Veronika and I read Peach Heaven, a story about a real event from Korea. In the afternoon for religion for a change we read Brian Wildsmith's Mary and also listened to Catholic Songs for Children (normally we study the catechism and the Bible). Our read-aloud book for everybody was How Benjamin Franklin Stole the Lightning, quite an entertaining book with whimsical pictures.