I like this picture of them and how the picture to the right reflects them when they were little. :-)
Lois Ehlert is one of my favorite children's authors. These are just a couple of our favorites from her. Always fun to reread too.
I caught this picture of Sally watching them read and I just like how the sun was coming in around her. She seems to be feeling better for now....but traveling is not 100 % approved.
We have this really cool community thing of various Bears placed all around our town over 100 of them! About 2 years ago we spent the whole day with the girls and visited every one of them and took pictures. These pictures are still stored on my other computer..... but I thought it would be fun today to share a few with you. They are very creative and cute and the girls have fun finding them. :-) the first was in our local library. Hayley has one in her school too.
The artists really do an amazing job, and the day we drove all over town with the map had the girls so excited. :-)
We then went and played at the park for awhile....quite hot but they were able to get some energy out!
We came home and had a very late lunch....but breakfast was later and Jerry had come home for a bit with a bad migraine....he layed in a dark room for awhile and took some meds. then went back to work. I worry he's overdoing it after his surgery.
I lugged this bag of books in the house......UGH talk about heavy!
This is just until we go back on Saturday! LOL That's when the Summer Reading Program ends.
I talked with a nice older lady who recommended I try these books by these authors. She said if I enjoyed mysteries I'd enjoy these. As much as I love to read I had never heard of these authors.... but I always like to try new books from different people. Has anyone read these before? I'm starting the one by Dorothy Sayers first. John Dickson Carr they had to get from a college library on loan. I love older books and new stories!
I just finished reading The Help by Kathryn Stockett and I loved it! What a wonderful, emotional read. I am hoping to get to see the movie as I heard it was really good.
I have a few quotes by one of my favorite early educators Jane Addams to share.
"What after all has maintained the human race on this globe despite all the calamities of nature and all the tragic failings of mankind, if not faith in new possibilities and courage to advocate them"
"America's future will be determined by the home and the school. The child becomes largely what he is taught; hence we must watch what we teach, and how we live"
"Our doubts are traitors and make us lose the good we often might win, by fearing to attempt"
I also came home and worked up a great sweat to Chalean Extreme's Burn it off and recharge video. We have a full schedule tonight and will be headed out soon. Hope you all have a great evening!