Wednesday, November 29, 2006

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This is a very disturbing website. I think the Santas are very underpaid if this is what they do in the mall all month!

Monday, November 27, 2006

Calling On Dragons by Patricia C. Wrede

This is the third book in The Enchanted Forest Chronicles. I started these a while ago but then got distracted and never found the next book at the library. These are simple and funny books about a princess that has adventures with dragons and witches.
This book is mostly about a not very typical witch and her cats as they all go on an adventure to retrieve the stolen Enchanted Forest Sword. Queen Chimorene, she used to be a princess, comes along too and they have all kinds of trouble with wizards. They meet a fire-witch and he helps them get the sword back. The dragons fight a war with the wizards. (wizards are bad) Anyway it was pretty silly and I loved the way the cats are so sarcastic. Can't wait to check out the last book in the series.
This is a WHOLE BOOK and was a fast read.

Sunday, November 26, 2006

I'm thankful for Babies!

Baby Harmonica is home and doing well!
She is my true Mexican baby girl. Look at all that beautiful dark hair!
Thanks for the prayers and the love sent our way!

Thursday, November 23, 2006

I am thankful...

In an attempt to NOT start screaming profanities at everyone that I see at the moment as I sit here and feel oh so sorry for myself and because I had the worst thanksgiving...well sadly the only one that I see is Mike because he is the only one here at the moment and would have to take the wrath of hormone changes, sorry Mike...I will attempt to make a list of all the things thatI am thankful for. I hope this works...

I am thankful for...
1. family
3.breast pumps
4.God, priesthood blessings
6.squirt bottles and stool softener
7. a very competent and loving midwife
8.the midwife apprentice that followed her gut feelings and wasn't afraid to ask a question husband mike who was here for the whole thing and did excellent counter back pressure
10.chubby arms and legs and lots of hair on top
11.turkey bed
14.thanksgiving to look forward too in the future that aren't like 2006 or 1999
15.visiting teachers and friends
17.Hawaii, I hope to go there someday
18.sister in laws chocolate...maybe I will make some
22.whoppers (Burger King)
23.cinnamon rolls with cream cheese icing

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Monday, November 20, 2006

The Island by Gary Paulsen

Wil Neuton is fifteen, he is a pretty confident kid. His family moves to a new place and he finds an Island in the middle of a lake. He can go there and be alone and learn about himself and nature. His parents think he is nuts. They don't understand. He just wants to paint and write while he watches the fish and the loons and ants on the island. He decides to stay there for a while, just camping out and thinking and that is when it all goes crazy. Reporters come and do interviews, his parents send out a doctor to evaluate him, a girl he makes friends with falls in love with him and all he wanted was a nice quiet place to think, write and paint for a short time in the summer.
It was a good read. Kind of for a more mature teenager and a bit deep for a kids book but overall I thought it was interesting. Some of the water color paintings were in the book and a bunch of his short essays he wrote. He is a funny kid just trying to figure adults out and other people and the things around him in the world. Totally innocent but so sad that so many people freak out about the idea of a boy staying on an island all by himself.

Healing book almost Whole.

Funeral Home Evening by Patricia Wiles

This is the 2nd book in the Kevin Kirk Chronicles. It was pretty good, a lot more serious then the first book and seemed like a little episode in the life of Kevin. I liked it. Very fast read.
This kid is LDS and his family is starting to be active again...he learns lessons in life like taking care of babies and lying, that it isn't nice to judge others, not to push religion on others and how to be open to learning not just sharing what you already know all the time.
Can't wait to read the 3rd book...

This was a Whole Book.

Friday, November 17, 2006

The Rifle by Gary Paulsen

I just don't get it??? This book started out as a really great book about the making of the sweetest weapons used in the Revolutionary War. The details were so awesome I could see the rifle taking shape in my imagination from the melted steel, to make the barrel, to the hard well dried maple for the stock. The details and love and time that went into this piece of art were so awesome it almost made me cry.

Then the story takes you on a journey, a journey the rifle lived and the people the rifle came in contact with and even killed. There was some beautiful history which came to life...
The end was just too sounds like guns are good then it comes to an abrupt end with the death of a young boy killed by the gun, on accident, because no one knew it was loaded for over 200 years. The author leaves you with the lingering question in your mind...guns didn't kill people, people killed people, is this true or false? The boy that dies in this story was killed by the gun...or the people?
Interesting enough he also makes fun of people that love the constitution and the second amendment and guns but don't know a lot about history or the cold hard facts of why we have them in the first place. He makes fun in a way of people that are uneducated in what they claim to believe. I hope I don't fit in that category!
Over all I think it was a book worth reading and I wonder if the author lost a friend in a gun accident?
Broken BOOK

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Snicket #10

This one was a lot better then the last...not so depressing. I love the Snow Gnats and all the inventions everyone was coming up with. The little girl has a boyfriend!
Very cute. Too bad he didn't make it out of the river with them at the end of the book.
We went to the library today to get #11 and it wasn't there!!!!! Oh the suspense will kill me!

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Snicket, #9

These books are so depressing and sad...finished another one and I checked out the 10th one today at the library.

I need a happy book to read next!