We are back in Kentucky after driving most of the afternoon and evening and into the early morning today. Michael did most of the driving and let me sleep!Thank goodness!Riding in the car for so long is just so draining. Sitting on your behind is exhausting.Michael had to work today.He came home and went straight to bed!Bless his heart it has been a rough week for both of us.
Between all the driving and waiting around I was able to read two books, finish one book, and continue another.Sitting down with a good book is so comfortable.Love the way an actual books feels in my hands. I doubt I could ever use a ebook reader. Don't quote me on that one because who know what will happen in the future. So here is what I read.
1. One Simple Act by Debbie Macomber
I read all by the last two chapters in one weekend. It flows very well and leaves you yearning to read more. She discusses generosity not just in the form of financial giving, but also in terms of giving time. I loved the idea that listening is a gift. A gift that I desperately want to work more on. She also goes into hospitality and giving the gift of prayer.
Loved Loved Loved this book! I laughed my way through this one. Very entertaining! I found myself shouting many times,"Thats Exactly Right!"
Basically her whole idea is to back away from the "helicopter" style of parenting and allow your children to actually do things for themselves. Hallelujah! Glad to finally hear a sane voice amongst all the other parenting books out there that thrive on scaring you to death!
Here is her blog:Free Range Kids
This books was written by Mommy Blogger Amanda Blake Soule. I greatly enjoyed this book and am planning to get a copy of it for keeps(I get most of my stuff from the library).
This book is full of ways to encourage/cultivate imagination and creativity in your children. Very Waldorf philosophyish Lots of project ideas. I especially enjoy the section about family celebrations. I totally want to make beautiful felt birthday crowns for my nieces and nephews.
Loved the book! Check out the Blog!
Finally to finish up this post I thought I'd share a few pics from the last week or so!
Our new niece Little Ms.NJ! We were so excited to finally meet her! She liked Michael so much that she fell asleep in his arms! I also got to hold her quite a bit. I'm a little hesitant while holding infants. I'm so worried about their little heads bobbing about. Miss NJ is a real doll!
Here is my little ray of sunshine, Lexi! She is so 3 years old. She asks tons of questions! She is super duper active but also loves to cuddle! Its really very funny how much she looks like my brother!
The world's longest candy counter! I love this place! Michael and I filled up a bag full of treats! We ate some of them and then we tossed them in the back seat. While cleaning out the car today,I found them in the back all melty! What a waste! Serves me right! Never put off eating candy till tomorrow!
A star from my parent's front porch. I took a ton of photos of my childhood home. My parents are in the process of selling the house. I'm a tad bit upset,it has been their home for over 40 years. I understand that they need a house that is easier for my Dad to get around it, but it still hurts a little.
My Mom and Lexi! Lexi has my mother wrapped around her little fingers! My Mom is physically unable to go into THE CHILDREN'S PLACE without buying an outfit for her! My Mom lets Lexi play in her makeup and drink as much chocolate milk as her little heart desires. Lucky!
We went to Franklin Roosevelt's House. It was on the way back to PA from Vermont.
Bitty pig tails!
Another niece is giving me back a taste of my medicine by sticking the camera in my face!
One more thing!
Here is my dinner menu for the week!
Peach Crisp for Dessert
Monday: Grandma R's Pancakes and Sweet Sausage
Tuesday: Coke Crock Pot Roast
Wednesday: Bubble Pizza Casserole
Thursday: Sausage and Peppers Hoagies