Family Time Friday (delayed)

Hmm, I'm not sure what happened? Yesterday just seemed to have gotten away from me. So, here it is Saturday and I'm just getting to post my Family Time Friday...

Some of my Pictures of the Day (POTD) from this week...

Elmo has become a bit of a companion for Ethan. Not only did he get to watch Garfield with Ethan this week, he had a lesson at the chalkboard with him last week. Elmo is also sometimes his dance partner or his opponent in a boxing match!

Snow day! We're up to 7 total since the first week of January. Add that to the numerous delays & 1 early dismissal and we're talking about A LOT of time at home!! The boys spent over an hour playing outside one day this week and had a blast...before the ice arrived that is!

Books! We love them! This is our current reading list...(from top to bottom)
1. Dinosaur Cove - Attack of the Tyrannosaurus
Ethan and I are reading this book together. Ethan's reading skills have just taken off and I can't seem to find a book that is challenging enough for him! Smarty Pants!
2. The Bobbsey Twins & the Seashore
Conner & Doug are reading this one. Doug grew up reading this series & has been waiting to share it with Conner. Conner is ready and they are enjoying sharing this together!
3. Astonishing Splashes of Color by Clare Morrall
This one is mine :) It's a fairly quick read, enjoyable & sad... as I am taken along on a journey through "Kitty's" life. This came to me through my sister, she keeps my reading pile stacked pretty high! I always know I'll love any book she recommends!
4. Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume
As much as Doug has been waiting for Conner to read the Bobbsey Twins, I've been waiting for him to read Judy Blume and Beverly Cleary. They were my favorite growing up!!! However, it's not Conner who's reading this, it's me! Conner already read it in school and we decided to read the "Fudge" books together. So, I took this one out of the library so I could catch up to him and then we can start Fudge together.
5. Beowulf's Children byLarry Niv, Jerry Pournelle & Steven Barnes
Doug often receives gift cards to Barnes & Noble from his students during the holiday's, this year was no different! A while back Doug read this book, as well as the first in this series "The Legacy of Heorot"(there's only 2 books, is it still a series?) back in the day. He purchased the two books together, to read back-to-back! He seems to be enjoying them. He loves stories of survival with a bit of a Sci-Fi twist. I don't know that it's my cup of tea, but he is loving it!

Izzy, enjoying the first rays of sunlight we've seen in quite some time!

Wow, that was a long post...congrats if you actually read it to the end! I'd love to hear your book recommendations, if you have any :)

Have a great day!

3 comments:

Claudia said...

I just loved this post. I love all the pictures too. Can you send me the ones of the boys outside? That will be my new background.
You made me smile.
As always.
Love,
Mom

Tammy said...

I love the picture of Ethan and Elmo. That is just priceless!!! Books...I really like the vampire books for "big girls" by J.R. Ward and I am reading "The girl with the dragon tattoo" right now. I love books (well....my kindle)!! :) So, is the color book good?

Jennifer said...

I have to admit-my love of books and flipping pages have taken a turn....toward the Kindle way of life too :) It's awesome except when you get all cozy in bed and forget to charge it! Love the posts girl!

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