Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Boo loves nature!

While checking on our new outside cat this morning Boo came across something 'amazing' (her words).

A leaf had fallen in the water bowl last night and left what Boo described as a fossil :)

She said "I am going have to draw it! Mom can we take a picture to keep it forever! Look at the detail Mom, It's beautiful!" .... Yes just like that without stopping to take a breath!!

Got to love her.....

Friday, November 25, 2011

A day never goes by that I don't think of Heather. Today I was reminded of a poem I first heard shortly after she passed away.

I wanted to share it...

"I’ll lend you for a little time
A child of Mine," He said.
"For you to love the while she lives,
And mourn for when she’s dead.
It may be six or seven years
Or twenty-two or three,
But will you, till I call her back
Take care of her for Me?
She’ll bring her charms to gladden you,
And should her stay be brief,
You’ll have her lovely memories
As solace for your grief.
I cannot promise she will stay,
Since all from Earth return,
But there are lessons taught down there
I want this child to learn.
I’ve looked this wide world over
In My search for teachers true,
And from the throngs that crowd life’s lanes,
I have selected you;
Now will you give her all your love,
Nor think the labour vain,
Nor hate Me when I come to call
And take her back again ?
I fancied that I heard them say,
"Dear Lord, Thy will be done,
For all the joy Thy child shall bring,
For the risk of grief we’ll run.
We’ll shelter her with tenderness,
We’ll love her while we may,
And for the happiness we’ve known,
Forever grateful stay.
But should the angels call for her
Much sooner then we planned,
We’ll brave the bitter grief that comes
And try to understand.

Edgar Guest

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Cover for 'Ox Cart Angel'

I was recently sent a copy of this book through the Library Thing giveaway program.

 Ox Cart Angel is a story of a young girl in the 1800's set in the Dakota Territory. Although at first this seems a very simple story it is full of examples of struggles and triumphs.  The book itself is well written and would be good for Adults or older children alike. 
The book deals with topics like racism, loss of loved ones, and over coming adversity in a way that is very captivating. This book reminds us that life does not always end up being what we imagine or hope for, however we can endure and even enjoy the journey.
A well told story that sets the stage for future adventures.

This book was a free gift from the author, the content of my review was in no way influenced.  The thoughts and feelings expressed are my own.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Children's Book Review - Hogwash

Hogwash by Karma Wilson

My three year old found this book at the library! He brought it to me and asked to check it out! (Yes he has his own library card)
Talk about addictive!! This is by far his favorite book ever! I think I read it 10 times yesterday, not including the number of times he got his older brother and sister to read it!
The humor, rhyme and excellent pictures make this a delightful fun read!!

You can find it here on Amazon.

I am excited to check out other books written by Karma Wilson check out her website here.

Here is little Jam posing with our copy that has been checked out from our library for weeks
I think I will have to buy our own copy soon.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Quiet Time Activities

I have been searching for fun things for little Jam to do while Jam and Boo are doing there School work.
I came across this website from Crafty Chic.

There are some excellent ideas for constructive fun, easy to make and very cheap (especially because I just found a whole box of file folders while cleaning my storage area in the basement!)
I will post some updates when I have made them.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Time with Grandpa

The other day while Jam and Boo were at their piano lessons little Jam got a rare chance to have Grandpa all to himself.

After feeding the birds

The settled down to have a nice chat...
about ... you know men's stuff

What memories

Sunday, November 6, 2011


TOYS R US has a excellent deal on right now on the Buzz Lightyear Operation Game

Operation Buzz Lightyear -  Hasbro - Toys"R"Us

It is in their weekly ad for $1.00 

Yes you read that right

If you sign up for Shoprunner

This makes this deal $1.00 + tax SHIPPED

If you don't want to sign up for shoprunner you can get free shipping to the store 


Risk missing the deal by waiting till you can get into a store near you

There are a lot of other offers available from Toys R Us but I stuck with the $1.00 game

Let me know if you decide to take advantage of this offer!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Successful Present

What do you buy a turning three year old when he only obsessions are Toy Story, Cowboys, and Hot Wheels!
(Yes, and he is going to be a 'REAL' Cowboy when he grows up - however he will be the only one with 'REAL' sword)

Well after wandering around Walmart  toy departments I finally stumbled upon this amazing toy

Hot Wheel Wall Tracks Starter set!!

What sold me was the fact it doesn't take up floor space, and I wouldn't have to be forever 'fixing' the track all day.
Well roll forward to birthday morning and my Husband (directed by Boo) put it together on the wall.
(I just realized the pictures are on my Husbands phone so I will have to add them later)
Boo, Jam, Little Jam, Daddy and later Grandpa all enjoyed playing with this ... well who ever outgrows Hot Wheels.

I am also pleased to report - a few days later that is still perfectly in place on the wall!!

(This review has not been paid for in anyway - in fact I even purchased the toy)

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

BEAM N READ giveaway 

My friend at Bejewledquilts by barb is having a giveaway!

Go check her out and sign up for her blog at the same time.

She made a quilt for Boo when she was born - I just love her creations!

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