Kids Book Corner

  • Goose Girl
  • Mrs. Frisby and The Rats of NIMH
  • Peter and The Shadow Thieves
  • Peter and The Star Catchers
  • Simon Bloom, The Gravity Keeper
  • Stella Brite and The Dark Matter Myster
  • The Island of The Blue Dolphins
  • The Phantom Toll Booth
  • The School Library Journal
  • The Sisters Grimm
  • Tuck Everlasting


Sunday, November 30, 2008

Christmas Stuff and Things

I received this from my friend Suzanne, so I'll answer it here:
Welcome to the Christmas edition of getting to know your friends.

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? WRAPPING PAPER AND GIFT BAGS
2. Real tree or Artificial? Real tree. (Aaron's troop is selling them to raise money for Scout Camp).
3. When do you put up the tree? Soon after Thanksgiving.
4. When do you take the tree down? A few days after Christmas.
5. Do you like eggnog? No
6. Favorite gift received as a child? The Barbie Corvette (Thanks for putting it together, Jim!)
7. Hardest person to buy for? Anyone who can't wear beadsocks, or like baklava.
8. Easiest person to buy for? Rachel
9. Do you have a nativity scene? YES
10. Mail or email Christmas cards? Both.
11.Worst Christmas gift you ever received? Perfume. It makes me have a headache.
12. Favorite Christmas Movie? The Muppet Christmas Carol
13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? Around Thanksgiving.
14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? Of course
15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? baklava
16. Lights on the tree? YES. (I prefer white).
17. Favorite Christmas song? I Heard The Bells on Christmas Day
18. Travel at Christmas or stay home? BOTH
19. Can you name all of Santa's reindeer's? Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner ( I have seen it spelled as Donder, too)and Blitizn and Rudolph (I think I got them all)
20. Angel on the tree top or a star? ANGEL
21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning? CHRISTMAS MORNING
22. Most annoying thing about this time of the year? Shoppers who open things and toss them around the store.
23. Favorite ornament theme or color? silver and white.
24. Favorite food for Christmas dinner? Mashed potatoes
25. What do you want for Christmas this year? World Peace. (Secular want...Western Digital external hard drive and Adobe photoshop CS4).


A young lady in Noah's primary class was kind enough to ask me to be the chorister for her baptism. She was so happy and the ordinance went well. The pianist is so funny. She always makes me laugh and she is so self-deprecating.

::::::::::::::::Back to School

The kids go back in the morning. I think they are looking forward to learning. (Maybe I just want to think that).


Rachel borrowed Twilight from my sister, Katherine. When Katherine set it down Saturday morning Rachel picked it up. By the time we picked the girls up from my dad's house Rachel had about 5 chapters left. Since the book didn't belong to Katherine we couldn't borrow it. So, after we got home I drove Rachel to Walsmart and picked up their last copy. She hunkered down and finished the book.

:::::::::::Day of Rest
I got a restorative nap, too!
Take care! :)


Chocolate Cat said...

Loved the Christmas edition of getting to know you!!!

Michael Taylor said...

If only more of us shared your first choice for #25.

klonghall said...

FYI: I tagged you on a post today. Check out my blog for the rules. I think your post on this one would be so fun to read!

marcus said...

Fun fact. Donner and Blitzen are the German words for thunder and lightning respectively.

Sue H. said...

That was fun to read. I love it.

Rachel said...

Go Twilight!!!