Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Little Star - A Children's Christmas Book Review

Little Star
I was so excited to get a new book in the mail, just in time for Christmas! Little Star by Anthony DeStefano did not dissapoint! This sweet story about a special star that gives all he has on the eve that Jesus was born has become a new Christmas tradition in our home. The illustrations by Mark Elliot are fantastic and the book gives new meaning to the star that sits atop your Christmas tree. My two year old loved the book and has asked to read it again several times.  You can purchase the book, published by Waterbook Press, on Amazon.com.

*I did receive a free copy of this book to review, but the opinions expressed in this post reflect my personal opinion and that of my son. :) 

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Thankful Heart

Since I don't want to be the only one in bloggy land that doesn't post a thankful list - here you go. I will leave out all the easy things to be thankful for and just say "ditto" to everyone else.

I am thankful for the new stretch marks I found last night, because having them means that I have a sweet BIG little baby growing inside me. 

I am thankful that even though my coat doesn't zip comfortably anymore it still keeps me warm. 

I am thankful that even though I hate cleaning my house for company - it does mean that I get to enjoy a clean house for a few days while I fool people into thinking I am not a direct descendant of pigpen. 

I am thankful that my husband still has work - even if I wish he could blow things off some days and just help me out with errands, doctors appointments and cleaning the shower. 

I am thankful that I have friends that disagree with me because it helps me think critically and appreciate other viewpoints. 

I am thankful that we don't have TV because otherwise my child would be a couch potato.

I am thankful that my child is more comfortable being left in a strange place, alone, with toys than he is to be left in a familiar place, with a safe teacher and other kids. He is shy - and that's okay. It means he won't learn other kids' bad habits as quickly.  

I am thankful that I have things to be thankful for. (And I am thankful that my grammar is not graded when blog posting.) 

Happy Turkey Day!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Monte

It would seem that Boden is becoming quite the football fan. However, I am not sure if it is the actual game he is excited to see or just this guy....








Only time will tell. GO GRIZ!

Thank You!

Monday, November 01, 2010

Trick or Treat

The great thing about having a two year old is that he is perfectly contented to share a milkshake and watch 30 minutes of TV instead of trick or treating! So, that is just what we did last night.

Don't worry we didn't deprive our handsome cowboy from all the festivities. We carved pumpkins.





We did dress up and had a great time at a party on Saturday. 



The best part about skipping all the candy? We didn't have a sugar hangover this morning! 


Happy Monday, partner!