Monday, May 19, 2008

Book list.....
Well I know that I have not been around lately. We have been so busy trying to finish up the school year. I wanted to share our book list before we went back to the library this week. I am probably going to be gone again for a little bit. We are so close to finishing our school year. When that is all done hopefully I will have my plans for the next in school year set to share with everyone. So until then I hope you find some good books to read.

685.) The Incredible Book Eating Boy by Oliver Jeffers
686.) An Orange In January by Dianna Hutts Aston
687.) Chimp Math by Ann Whitehead Nagda
688.) And What Comes After a Thousand by Anette Bley
689.) Giraffes Can’t Dance by Giles Andreae
690.) What if you met a Knight by Jan Adkins
691.) Romeo and Lou Blast Off by Derek Anderson
692.) The Mighty Pigeon Club by Daniel San Souci
693.) Tip Tip Dig Dig by Emma Garcia
694.) The Younger Brothers Survival Guide by Lisa Kopelke
695.) How Many Days To America by Eve Bunting
696.) Crackers by Becky Bloom
697.) Zoom Broom by Margie Palatini
698.) Fossil by Claire Ewart
699.) Broom Mates by Margie Palatini
700.) Stinky Smelly Feet , A Love Story by Margie Palatini

Monday, May 12, 2008

Books, Books, Books.....
Well I am actually on time with the book list. I am so amazed with that. Well I adjusted the book list numbers this week. I have had been working on Sam's Portfolio and I am going to include the book list in it. When I was transfering it over I did find that there was a couple of repeats. Not to many though, which surprised me, there was only 9. I thought that there would be at least 50.
663.) Babar And The Succotash Bird by Laurent de Brunhoff
664.) A Very Improbable Story by Edward Einhorn
665.) Soccer Beat by Sandra Gilbert Brug
666.) Little White Duck by Walt Whippo
667.) Farmer George Plants a Nation by Peggy Thomas
668.) Little Red Cowboy Hat by Susan Lowell
669.) Trucks Roll by George Ella Lyon
670.) The Quilt makers Gift by Jeff Brumbeau
671.) One Naked Baby by Maggie Smith
672.) Little Loon and Papa by Toni Buzzeo
673.) A Mouse Told His Mother by Bethany Roberts
674.) Are We There Yet? by Alison Lester
675.) Remember Valley Forge by Thomas B. Allen
676.) I Love You Like Crazy Cakes by Rose Lewis
677.) Cool Cat, Hat Dog by Sandy Turner
678.) The Quilt Makers Journey by Jeff Brumbeau
679.) Frog Is Frightened by Max Velthuijs
680.) Ant, Ant, Ant by April Pulley Sayre
681.) Pickin’ Peas by Margaret Read MacDonald
682.) Babar and The Ghost by Laurent de Brunhoff
683.) Take A Kiss To School by Angela McAllister
684.) Every Friday by Dan Yaccarino

Well I hope that everyone enjoys some good reading time. I wil be back later this week with more books. Gotta run for now. Have a good night.

Thursday, May 08, 2008

Book Time.....
Oh so this is my newest book list. So many great books out there and so little time to read. This is actually last weeks list. We got to the library on Tuesday, So I have even more to post. I guess one day I will finally get caught up. The fun thing about this list is that it marks my 300th post. That is pretty good I think. Well enjoy the list.

647.) Amelia Bedelia's Family Album by Peggy Parish
648.) Amelia Bedelia, Bookworm by Herman Parish
649.) Tikal by Elizabeth Mann
650.) Chinatown by William Low
651.) Dogs Don't Wear Sneakers by Laura Numeroff
652.) The Perfect Pet by Margie Palatini
653.) Watch Out! A Giant! by Eric Carle
654.) Polar Bolero by Debi Gliori
655.) My Brother is from Outer Space by Vivian Ostrow
656.) And God created Squash by Martha Whitmore Hickman
657.) Ten Monkey Jamboree by Dianne Ochiltree
658.) Where's My Monkey? by Dieter Schubert
659.) Bedhead by Margie Palatini
660.) Me and My Brother by Ruth Ohi
661.) Dumpy LaRue by Elizabeth Winthrop
662.) Curious George and the Puppies by Margret and H.A. Reys
663.) The Red Lemon by Bob Staake
664.) Hogwash by Arthur Geisert
665.) 10 Step Guide to Living With your Monster by Laura Numeroff
666.) Dinosaur by Peter Sis
667.) On The Coral Reefs by Sneed B. Collard III
668.) Our National Monument by Eleanor Ayer
669.) Trout, Trout, Trout by April Pulley Sayre
670.) Splish! Splash! Animal Baths by April Pulley Sayre
671.) Smash! Mash! Crash! There Goes The Trash by Barbara Odanka

With all of the reading that we have been doing I have to say I have discovered some authors that I enjoy reading more than other. One of my favorites has become, Margie Palatini. Her books have really big and bold pictures to go along with the wonderful stories. So that is my little tip for the day...check out some Margie Palatini and have some great reading time.

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

More From Sam's Birthday....
We tried to keep a few surprise's for Sam on his birthday this year. To start off with he liked the idea of being able to pick out his own gifts. So we gave him a budget to get ehat he wanted (he wanted fun school supplies) LOL. Of course we could not let his birthday go by without giving him some gifts to open. So that was the first surprise. Well the homemade chocolate chip waffles were, that is something else though. Then we told him that we would go to the grocery store and get some sandwiches and have a picnic by the fountain with daddy for lunch. All a lie, a good one though. When we reached the grocery store we told him we had a quick errrand to run first and went to were we really were going to have lunch...


He was pretty happy with that because he loves Australia and anything to do with it. After that daddy offered to drive us home before heading back to work. Well that was the next surprise Daddy took the rest of the afternoon off. So the one place that Sam really wanted to go was the library. He thought that we were going to go then. We told him that we did have to make a quick errand before we went (another lie) . He just finished reading Nim's Island so we took him to see the movie. Great movie by the way. They had some fun at the theater towith the displays.
Well we did actually have one errand to on this day. Gabe started taking dance class last weekend so we had to stop and buy his new shoes. He takes a class that they do both Tap and ballet. Take a peek at the video below to see him in his very favorite new shoes. So funny. After getting the shoes though we did take Sam to the library like he wanted. Then we just went home and some family time. It was a really wonderful day!

The Great Lemon Tasting.....
We went out to eat a couple of nights ago. Well the boys were tired of waiting for their food so they decided to try and eat lemons (so funny). And yes on Gabe's Video I do try to convince him to try it again but in my defense I did not have to try to hard. These are so funny. Hope you enjoy.

Tuesday, May 06, 2008


Monday, May 05, 2008

O.K. This weeks theme for unplug your kids was GREEN. This can be so many different things. A green project, color wise, or even something for the enviroment. Normally I just have Sam do the project because he has so much fun doing this. He teaches his brother alot on the project which of course frees me up to do some of my work. This week though I was able to have my work fit into the project. Tomorrow is Sam's 8th birthday and he choose a planet cake. I mean come on can you get more green than the planet. So of course I had to share how the cake came out. Now don't laugh, I am by no means a cake designer. I actually think all things aside it came out pretty good.
Make sure to check back for next weeks theme....newspapers. Check out all of the other great projects at unplug your kids. Also since Sam has his blog set up he wanted to post his project over there so check it out here