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


Monday, December 21, 2009

Girl Scout Cookies!!!

***Updated with Prices and delivery Information:

***Here are the Specifics:

Each box costs $3.50, No money up front, Rachel will be selling cookies through January 24th, delivery by the end of February.

Just let us know if you are interested. The new cookie, Thank U Berry Much, is cranberries and white chocolate.


Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Happy Surprisavversary!!!

Michael surprised me for our 20th wedding anniversary by taking me to a bed and breakfast in Hot Springs, North Carolina. Martha's Mountain Magnolia Inn & Retreat

We stayed in the Buckeye Room:

The footbridge into town:

Breakfast Day 1

Breakfast potatoes: russet potatoes with sweet potatoes and carmalized onions
coddled eggs with parmesan cheese
whole grain toast
chicken sausage
plain yogurt
hemp nut granola
fruit platter:strawberries, blueberries, pineapple, honeydew


Seared Filet Mignon in
Demi glaze
sauteed spinach

Chocolate Mousse

Breakfast Day 2

Organic scrambled eggs with cheddar cheese
raspberry and white chocolate scones
apple cinnamon scones
baked cinnamon apples
whole grain toast
orange juice

The dinner and breakfast chefs are amazing!

We took a couple of pictures of Michael loitering because we wanted Rachel to laugh. It is a Brian Regan joke:

"Shovels and rakes and other implements of destruction"...

::::::::Grove Park Inn:::::

Michael drove us over to see the Gingerbread entries. Here are several of my favorites:

::::::Biltmore Builtmore, Less Taste:::

Michael took us to the Biltmore (Builtmore) House. We liked the decore in the servants quarters, the bowling alley and pool. The rest leaned to a house of ill repute decor.

:::::::::For My Dad:::::

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Monday, December 07, 2009

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

I don't Want to be a South Pole Elf


HAPPY BIRTHDAY, of my awesome nieces!

I love A.T.C.s...Here is one I came up with:

Here are two oldies, but I felt like sharing them again:

*****Christmas Singing...

Eve yelled at Noah and me for not singing "Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer" correctly, so Noah called her a "South Pole Elf". This morning we sang "Jingle Bells" while I brushed her hair. No recriminations or chastisements of any kind. Things maybe looking North for our little South Pole Elf.

Have a great day!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

My Day

I finished yanking most of the stuff out of the boys' room so I could steam clean their carpet. Best laid plans went a the boys furniture is in the hall and in our room until I can get the steam cleaner repaired/rent one/or my mom will replace my old machine with a new one for her that I can borrow. Either way it will get done.

2. I took photos for the yearbook, again today, of High Touch, High Tech. This program is an in-school field trip. Eve's class was there today. I was able to see her with the bugs, which was the theme.

3. I was also the library volunteer for the afternoon. I really dig this opportunity to talk books with kids and adults.

4. Made a pan of baklava for my Aunt Loly's Christmas present. My mom will deliver it on Saturday. Made up the fixin's for another pan for Thanksgiving at my dad's house. I just need to buy some more honey.

5. Laughed, but though it wasn't a bad idea, when Michael said that if a movie was ever made of his life he wanted the role to go to Tim Roth.

******Current Personal Reading Book***

I'm enjoying the insights.

*********Book Reviews*******

I recommend this book to all tween girls and their older counterparts. I enjoyed the twist on the fairytale stories. There is a lot of bumps and bruises on the way to true love and the fairytale ending, but it kept the story lively. The part of the story with the leprechaun, the computer gremlins and Ding Dongs was quite amusing. Oh how I do appreciate shampoo and a good bath too after reading this book. It's fun read...give it a try.

A girl trying to figure out who she wants to be and trying to be comfortable in her own skin. This is a so so book for girls who feel a bit out of sorts becoming a tween.
I ended up reading this book on my walk to the park. I was supposed to return the book to the library because Rachel had already read it. I'm interested in the books she reads. She likes some of mine too. She will be reading The Help after she finishes My Fair Godmother. I actually read My Fair Godmother before she did because I saw it on Kim's shelfari.

*******Amazon Delivery that caused the most excitement at the house:

These new books will be our up coming family night reads:

We will actually read this one first.

:::::::::::NCIS...Power Down:

Check out the show if you have time . There is even a Dr. Who reference, which made me laugh. A Kojak reference too. I watch/watched both shows.