Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Interview with a Four Year Old

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There's a new four year old in town!  I know it's cliche, but HOW DID HE GET SO OLD!?!?

  1. How old are you? Four.
  2. What's your favorite food? All of them.  Probably not all of them.  I don't know.  Probably cake.  My favorite food is cake.
  3. What's your favorite book? Biscuit.
  4. What's your favorite color? Green.
  5. What's your favorite thing to do outside? Play on the playground.
  6. What's your favorite game? Ticket to Ride.  
  7. Where's somewhere you want to visit? The beach. (He then proceeded to tell me about how he wants to go to the beach in Alaska, because they have a big beach.  We live in Florida.)
  8. What state is your favorite? Alaska. Montana.  All the states.
  9. What's something that you are good at? I'm good at playing.  I'm also good at building Magformers.  And building puzzles.  And driving the Cozy Coupe.  I'm also good at getting in boxes.
  10. What did you do today that was nice? I don't know.  I played when you said play.
  11. What is something that you like to make? The Giant Road.
  12. What is your favorite letter? I think I like H and J.  Two letters are my favorite.
  13. What's something that you want to do this year? Digging.  
  14. What do you want to learn this year? There are a lot of things that I haven't learned.  (Wise, kid.  Wise.)
  15. What's something you like to do with me? Read.
  16. What's something you like to do with Daddy? Play games.
  17. What's something you like to do with your sister? Play.
  18. What's something you like to do with your baby brother? Play with his toys.
  19. What's your favorite day? Wednesday.
  20. What's your favorite holiday? Wednesday.
  21. What's your favorite building? Denny's. (We haven't set foot in a Denny's since he was an itty-bitty baby!)
  22. What's your favorite restaurant? Olive Garden!
  23. What do you want to be when you grow up? A word.
  24. Who is your best friend? You. (My heart melted.)
  25. What's your favorite thing that I made for you? My green hat.  (It's a Cherry Twist in green, just like this one.) 

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Our Library Bag #5

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This is the catch up Our Library Bag post.  We've read a lot since the last post; here are some books from the past six months or so:

For the kids:

ABC Animals is the new Freight Train for Dominic.  This means that we read this book approximately 27 million times a day when it was checked out.

The Book With No Pictures made my "big" kids laugh hysterically.  I think this will be one of those books that you either love or hate, so just be warned.  (Did you see that this book was written by B.J. Novak?  I've actually met him in real life!)

The Magic Tree House books are immensely popular with my seven year old.  I think she's read about thirty-five of them so far.

For me:

Mortal Engines  "It was a dark, blustery afternoon in spring, and the city of London was chasing a small mining town across the dried-out bed of the old North Sea."
That's the first sentence of the book.  Quite a fascinating visual image, isn't it?  A city, quite literally, chasing another city?  This is a fairly quick read, and it was enjoyable.  I haven't decided if I will read the rest of the Predator Cities Series, but I have added them to my list, just in case.  

Dream Thieves (The Raven Cycle)  Once I started this book I couldn't put it down.  There's just something about this series that draws me in.  It's a bit grittier than a lot of the other YA that I read.  It does read as a "middle" book -- it's neither the beginning nor the end of the tale.

Maybe in Another Life Have you heard of Modern Mrs Darcy?  It's fast becoming one of my favorite blogs.  This was one of her "Unputdownable: 17 books I read in 24 hours or less (because they were just that good)" picks.  I totally understand why it made the list.

The Blue Castle L.M. Montgomery wrote more than just Anne of Green Gables.  This is just such a sweet little romance.  I laughed.  I cried.  I loved it.  (I might have been a tad hormonal since I read it while pregnant.)

I'm going to stop there for today!  It's my hope that this will be a weekly post . . . but we'll have to see how things go!