Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Life Lessons from Darth Vader

I read this post on a friends blog yesterday regarding kids and TV watching.  I Laughed.  Then today, Henry came over to me with his serious face on and said, "In movie III, Anakin turns into Darth Vader because he doesn't listen to his Mom and Dad."  Take that American Academy of Pediatrics!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

The Dude Can Read!

Henry's first reading of a new 'story' tonight in our reading lesson book (lesson 39 of 100 in Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons). My Dad used this same book to teach me to read, and it seems to be working just as well 28 years later.  I think we can say now with certainty, "the dude can read"!  So cool.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011


One more reason I love where we live: I was gardening, heard a band playing up the street, grabbed John and the kids, and we walked over to Proctor to see what was happening.  This time: The Daffodil Parade complete with ponies and all.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

A Good Beer

A really good beer.  I'll preface this next comment by saying that I am at heart a bourbon girl.  However, this is the best beer I have had in my 10+ years of eligible drinking.  Now I understand beer guts everywhere.  I had it for the first time on Thursday, thought about it twice since then and had a second tonight.  I know, my restraint is impressive.