Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Books, books, and more books plus a video

Toki is reading theCharlie Bones and the 39 Clues series. He was getting tired of reading Roald Dahl books. He was reading one after another and it got to the point where he couldn't get past the first few pages of them. I know how that goes. So I asked the librarian for a suggestion and she led me to the Charlie Bones series. He's back in the game. He's also collecting the cards/clues and books of the other series. It always fun to own your own books.

I've read quite a few books lately. This one was noteworthy.

Currently reading the Inheritance series now. They're such long books and it's hard for me to get through them because reading time for me can never go uninterrupted. It's the way of life around here.

On two different occasions I checked the following book out but just couldn't get past the first couple chapters. On the third try, I got through it. And I'm so glad I finally did. I HAD to read it to the boys. They loved it. They're always taken aback when I cry but it makes the story all the more touching.

I give it two thumbs up.

We also read an abridged version of Peter Pan together. It took us a few weeks to get through it. And then we watched the movie Hook with Robin Williams. It was a great "little boy" flick. They loved it and especially took to the fat boy called Pockets, who rolled up into a ball to knock down the bad pirates during the last fight. He was the talk of the town. Besides the house being torn up by "Rufio, Peter Pan, and Hook" for several days after the fact, they came up with a way to be that fat boy. See for yourself.

In the video you can also get a glimpse of some of the work Chris is doing on the house.... new baseboards and trim around the windows and doors. I'm having a hard time deciding on paint for the walls. why oh why does it have to be so hard. It must match those wonderful, green couches....seeing that it's taking forever to replace them. I guess I'd much rather go to Hawaii sometime this year. keeping my fingers crossed.


  1. I just finished reading a book: Eon, Dragoneye Reborn by Alison Goodman. Highly recommend it.

  2. We read Edward Tulane as a family last year and loved it! Also, Et got the Inheritance series for his birthday and loves it.
    You're trim is looking great. I don't know how you keep up with your boys. I'll bet they have never-ending energy.

    Thanks for the book recommendations. I am reading 1776 and John Adams this month. I'll let you know what I think. You've probably already read them.