Tuesday, November 25, 2008

First Snowfall

I've been meaning to post this for awhile, but just got way to busy! A couple of weeks ago we got our first real snowfall, and there was a lot of it. My sweet little boys thought it was the greatest thing to ever happen to them. There were snowball fights, and my 6 year old decided to teach my 3 year old how to build a snowman. It was so successful that they built five! Here are a few photos of their lovely afternoon in the snow.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Gap Holiday Ads

So I had to do a shout out for the Gap ads this year. I have a serious crush on Jason Bateman so it was way too fun to see him with his daughter (that's why he gets two pictures on my blog). I also adore John Hamm and his very beautiful wife. The SNL guys got a place on here because they crack me up.

(ads via www.gap.com)

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Writing on the Wall Wednesdays


There's nothing like reading these favorite books of mine to my boys. I've read them so many times now that they can repeat the last line on almost all of the pages! To me it's like comfort food. No matter how crazy the day is these books feel great.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Writing on the Wall Wednesdays

A little while back I read a series of books by Deborah Ellis. She began writing the Parvana books, about a young girl living in Afghanistan, after visiting refugee camps in Pakistan. All of the royalties from the sale of the books are donated to Women for Women in Afghanistan to support educational projects for Afghan girls in refugee camps in Pakistan. The Breadwinner is the first in the series and it hooked me. I read the next two in quick succession after the first and loved them just as much. They were Parvana's Journey and Mud City. There is another book called Shauzia, but I have yet to read that one. They are written for about a grade 5 - 6 level but the stories are so touching and poignant during this day and age. She has also written some teen fiction and a few adult fiction books. (Pictures via McNally Robinson.com)

Monday, November 3, 2008

A Merry Unbirthday...

I love themed parties. I love planning them, finding decorations, and hosting them! I stumbled across some really cute ideas in Canadian Family magazine. My favorite is hosting a Merry Unbirthday party, all of which is inspired by Lewis Carrolls' Alice in Wonderland. Such great ideas for invitations, food, and parting gifts. (The book is a copy of J. Otto Siebold’s gorgeous pop-up Alice in Wonderland, Orchard Books)