Monday, February 28, 2011

Friday Fun

I'm behind already and I have Joy School tomorrow again...so just pictures from our day on Friday really quick. 
Addie had dance, we ran errands, we went to eat lunch with Ella at school, little miss Ellie came to play in the afternoon, and the kids and I had a movie night watching Megamind and eating dinner upstairs in our bedroom. Fun, fun!
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Sunday, February 27, 2011

The Help

The HelpThe Help by Kathryn Stockett

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


Overall a great book! I enjoyed the different perspectives and especially the various characters and their personalities (some to love, some to hate and many to have mixed feelings about). The race issues discussed were both interesting and sad. I always wonder when I read books about race and religious issues what I would have been like under those circumstances, and hope I would have been the person who stood up for those who needed it. I found the relationships between the women and their help truly fascinating and complicated. I was a little disappointed in the ending, but I'm still not sure exactly why...maybe it was too easy? I would definitely recommend it though, about half way through I couldn't put it down and finished it that day!



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Friday, February 25, 2011

We survived Thursday

It was busy, but it's over and I'm excited for a relaxing weekend!!!

I've been lazy about doing things with the girls hair, but we were all up extra early that morning, so why not?
Ella off to school
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the "leave me alone, mom" face
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Made it to the gym, where Addie got in trouble AGAIN (post on dedicated to that later), and then home for the Joy School kiddos. Preston went to play with Ian again, and the kids and I had more silly things to do.
We acted out silly songs like 5 little monkeys swingin in the trees and 5 little ducks, and we painted with bleach. Scary, right?! I decided to do this activity with one child at a time to avoid any potential disasters and it went really well.
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Adeline
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William
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Ellie
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and Anna
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Opening a fun surprise
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BUBBLES!!!
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And a whole lot of Addie pictures!
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Painting the fence with water
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We watched popcorn pop...and then ate it.
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And we acted out the story Caps For Sale...which the kids LOVED. After I played the part of the man and they were the monkeys FOUR TIMES, they decided they each wanted a turn being the man too.
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Just some proof Preston is still here too...necklace and all :-)!
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Happy Weekend!!!