Wednesday, April 29, 2015

A Few Things

1.) 16 Days of school left. But who's counting?

2.) It's sunny. It's dry. It's pushing 80 degrees. Eli has declared it Popsicle season.

3.) We have been hitting the jackpot in the children's book department at the library. Seriously, our bedtime reading time is up to about an hour every night because we are loving our current books!

Here are some of our favorites.

Journey by Aaron Becker is a wordless book with a story of imagination, adventure, and friendship. The boys tell the story themselves, changing little details every time. I love this book!

 One Dark Night by Hazel Hutchins is our absolute favorite. We will probably buy this one. It's about a boy watching through a window as a storm approaches. You count down between the lightning and the thunder as the storm gets closer. It is exciting, yet sweet.

 The Lion and The Bird, by Marianne Dubuc, is a heartwarming story about an unlikely friendship between a lion and a bird who didn't make it south in time for winter. It is cozy and refreshing.

And my favorite recent find from the library, and honestly the first book I've read cover to cover in months (I'm in the middle of about 15 more), Yes, Please, by Amy Poehler. If you are a fan of Saturday Night Live, any Amy Poehler movie (or Tina Fey, or Seth Myers - they are mentioned a LOT), or anything funny, you will enjoy this book. It's hilarious.

Okay, enough about books.

4.) We have a budding musician in our house. After just a couple of months of lessons, Lex is getting ready to perform in his first piano recital, and I am THAT mom. The one who is taking endless videos of him practicing and showing them to everyone, the one who has tried his shirt and tie on him half a dozen times to make sure it looks just right, and the one who will probably cry when he plays Friday night. I am so proud of him, and so happy that he has found something that he loves to do.

And, yes, he's rocking out with a Peavey amplifier. Jeremy bought it used, and let me tell you, you haven't heard Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star, until you've heard it blasting out of an amp.

5.)  Spring!

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