Brag alert –> (I don’t think I do this often, but this story, I think, needed a little background.) Andrew has always been an advanced reader. By the time he was in the 4th grade he was reading at a 12th grade level and we started to have problems finding stuff for him to read that was reading level AND age appropriate. I started finding some series books that worked great. A few years later, we (I always read what the kids are reading) found a series called "Ranger's Apprentice" by John Flanagan. We LOVE it! I’m very thankful that Andrew and Madelyn both share my love of reading. It’s a great way to connect with my kids, spawning many informative conversations. After many years and 10 books, we found out the awesome Mr. Flanagan was going to speak at a library near us!!!!
We were so excited! We had never been to a real author’s book signing before. He spoke for about an hour and I swear Andrew and I both could have listened to him for a couple more :). Afterwards we stood in line to get some books autographed and actually get to say hello and thank you. What a nice man! Of course I forgot my camera but Andrew’s phone take decent pics so we used that!
It was one of the best evenings of my life, and one I hope Andrew thinks of that way too.