Monday, January 29, 2007
Sunday, January 28, 2007
Here are some more pictures.
Saturday, January 27, 2007
Friday, January 26, 2007
Thursday, January 25, 2007
The Tortilla Curtain
This was Columbia's One Read this summer. Every bookstore pushed it. The Library had 50 + copies, and even the University chose it as their Freshman Summer Read. (I think incoming freshman were supposed to read this novel). So seeing it was way past summer and there were plenty of copies on the library shelf, I picked one up. I don't know about you, but summer reading to me is like going to the pool. Something fun, light and relaxing. This book was anything but. Sure it started good enough, with a tragedy that kept me reading. Within the first 4 chapters, I caught myself already recommending this book. "What a great idea for a story" "Wonderful written" I wish everyone to read this and yet at the same time, need to warn them of how hard it is. No hard in the way you can't get past the language, but hard in a way that is depressing, emotionally gut-wrenching. There were times I had to call someone who's read it, before I could go on.
I didn't know the name Tortilla Curtain is a nickname for the Mexican border. I had no preconceived notions of the book, but will tell you it's a great social commentary of prejudice and has been touted as a modern day classic, similar to Steinbeck's Grapes of Wrath. (then again which publisher wouldn't want that said about their book :-)
Tuesday, January 23, 2007
Sunday, January 21, 2007
Burr it's cold out today. We went to Church and our numbers were so low, it was like free play in the classrooms. Normally we have quite a few kids and the routine and script are very important, but today....throw the scripts away and play with the kids. I caught myself wishing it were like this everyday, but seeing how we have a million dollar Kidcrest expansion we couldn't fund it without the all the support of many families.
We came home and built the Best Snowman Ever! props courtesy of Restoration Hardware. They were having a sale on the snowman kit after Christmas, and look how cute it make him. He's named Frosty of course.
Last but not least, do you see the lamp from Narnia? It lives right outside our front door. When I see it in the snow, it totally makes me think we are in a magical world.
Have I mentioned I love my new camera I got for Christmas? Thanks Mom! XOXO
Saturday, January 20, 2007
Thursday, January 18, 2007
|LJ has his Tai Chi performance at the Litle Gym. This is my attempt to take a video with my new digital camera. Shortly after it started filming, he noticed I had the camera. Not knowing I was filming a movie, he kept looking at me with the fakest smile. I quit filming so he could continue with his class. It starts so young.|
Tuesday, January 16, 2007
Sunday, January 14, 2007
The ice storm has left a thick glaze over everything. Two different cars driving in and out of our driveway have failed to crack the ice. It did make for a fun morning for the kids. Here are some pictures.
Aren't they cute?
Once I figure out how to put videos on, I'll do that.