Saturday, September 19, 2009

Summer Vacation Revisited-Part 1

Only four weeks after school started I've decided to post about our summer. I'll go backwards and start from the last major event. Pixy Girl's 6th birthday! We decided to celebrate it at home with just family this year and enjoy sub sandwiches, chips, cake and ice cream. It was nice not having to worry about entertaining a bunch of kids and all the chaos that goes into a larger scale party.

Pixy Girl still scored plenty of gifts from the grandmas, her aunts/uncles and mommy and daddy. The gift that she hoping to get and even asked for while she went gift shopping with my mother was presented at the end of the party. A brand new bicycle!!

She couldn't wait to try it out. She jumped on it without any shoes and tried to pedal it out on the lawn. She didn't get too far before her feet started hurting.

Here she is all suited up with her helmet and she has her shoes on, even though you can't see them. As you can tell from her face, she wasn't haven't a good time with it. Living on a dirt road was going to take some time to learn how to pedal harder on the packed road. Since the party she has mastered riding and enjoys doing it every chance she gets.

Having a party in August requires water and LOTS of it to keep
cool. So we busted out the shamu kiddie pool for the Pixy Girl, Little Prince and their little cousins. What a great idea that was! They had a barrel of laughs playing with the water spout. I think the adults had more fun shooting it in their faces!

What a better way to end the party with cake and ice cream. Chocolate cake iced with chocolate fudge with vanilla ice cream to be exact. YUM!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

The gift of books

I have been away from blogging lately. If I'm on the computer I'm consumed by Facebook or email. I'm going to try and write at least one blog a week. I put some thought into this and figured if I had the time on Monday evenings after my Bible Study group I'd try to reflect on the previous week. It's a start.

So anyways, while I was spending some time on Facebook playing one of the application games I like I needed more coins to buy some virtual "goodies". You can pay for coins with "real" money but I refuse to, so I followed one of the offers on the link. I picked a book club subscription and what a great deal! I love books and am finally starting to find the time again to read them. Of course like any of those movie clubs or book clubs you get the 5 item for 99 cents plus shipping deal and then you're required to buy up to 4 items in a year or two's time. I picked three novels, one inspirational novel by Joyce Meyer and 2 more Christian books. When my order arrived at home it was accompanied by flyers about more books.

I thought I was going to have a hard time finding more books to pick, but I've already picked three and can't wait until I get more. I'm halfway through the book Any Minute by Joyce Meyer. If you haven't read it, it's about a woman caught up in the whirlwind of trying to be the corporate mommy who has lost her way with God. Something tragic happens and changes everything.

I'm looking at it this way, it was a good thing me playing those silly games on FB. It led me to my love of books again in a strange way. I'll keep you posted on my book and the next one I'm reading.