Tuesday, February 16, 2010


My good friend Lisa snapped some pics of my cute little guy today while she was watching him for me. She entered her photo in a competition, so go here and vote for her amazing photo!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

One More.....

I just finished this book today! It is a quick read, and I highly recommend it!

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin

My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Beautiful story, beautiful writing, beautiful imagery, lots of food for thought. Chinese folk tales are laced throughout the book. It is a story about a girl who goes in search of answers that will bring her family fortune, but what she learns along the way proves to be worth more than any worldy fortune could amount to. I think that I will read this one again out loud to my children....lots of great discussions could result from this sweet story.

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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

I've been reading...

and now it's time for some more book reviews...

Al Capone Shines My Shoes Al Capone Shines My Shoes by Gennifer Choldenko

My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I LOVE this book! I enjoyed this book as much, if not more, than the first book, Al Capone Does My Shirts".

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My Fair Godmother My Fair Godmother by Janette Rallison

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Very fun fairy tale with a great message!

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They Loved to Laugh (Young Adult Bookshelf) They Loved to Laugh by Kathryn Worth

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Very sweet story. A little slow in the beginning for me, but as the book went along, and the story unfolded, I really appreciated the love story.

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Wednesday, February 3, 2010

NERD for a day....

Cameron went to school this morning looking like my cute, normal boy and he came home looking like this.....

It was NERD day at school. We forgot to dress him up, so he made due with the clothes that he had. I still think that he looks pretty cute. Oh and by the way, when I was taking pictures of Cameron, he said "You aren't going to put those on the blog are you?" I might have said no, but as the Mom, I reserve the right to change my mind and post any and all embarrassing photos on the blog for all to enjoy! Sorry Cam!

Monsters for my little monster....

Years ago I made those cute little no sew, fleece blankets for Erik and Cameron. They love their blankets and they use them all the time. Austin was asking me the other day where his blanket was.....well, I guess that I never got around to making him one. So off I went to Joann's to pick out some fleece. I found the cutest monster/alien fleece there and that was it. Seriously, is that not the cutest fabric for boys?! (I am pretty sure that I broke a record for the fastest time in and out of Joanns that day) Later that afternoon, I sat down to tie his blanket. I was thrilled when Erik and Cameron wanted to help me (You know it makes my heart happy to see my boys crafting).

Thia morning as I was driving home with Austin and Ethan after dropping the boys off at school, Austin says from the back seat,

"Thanks for making me my new blanket Mom."

And then later I found him lounging on the couch watching cartoons all snuggled up in his blanket.

LOVE it!!!

If you want to make one for your little cutie too, just buy 1 1/2 yards of patterned fleece and 1 1/2 yards of a coordinating solid fleece. Layer the two pieces of fleece together and Cut a 5" X 5" square out of each corner and then cut ties that are about 1" wide by 5" long all around the blanket. Now just tie away! It is the easiest blanket you'll ever make and it will make your kids feel so loved...so quick get to Joann's before they run out of that monster fleece :)