Saturday, February 5, 2011

This and that and more...

Ron was off most of the week, cause of this stuff (ABOVE). Glad we didn't loose electricity... but, I know others who did. There are some sad stories in the news because of this.
What I have been reading (above).

One thing I have been watching and listening to. The services at Hobe Sound online.

Something I have been reading to the children. I don't care for everything in the American Girl books, but it does give a taste for history and it is quite "girly," which is fun for my girls. Faith says that Samantha get everything she wants. I think she is quite right. The girls love story time with American Girl books.
I am very much interested in a girly book series that is Christian based, that will teach good manners, proper behavior and attitudes for girls, and love for Jesus... but, still light-hearted, adventurous, and fun. Teaching history is a great plus, too! Age appropriate, too. Not baby books. I am hoping for chapter books. Any ideas out there?
Below is about an old card I decided to reread this week. You might just see a name you know!

There is a story behind being called "wormy."

Ran across this card from some of the GBS gals to me when I had left there for New Mexico. This card is still so fun to read. Oh, yes, I had several international friends, so that is what is up with the Korean writing and the Spanish. I loved my friends so much and this card had meant so much to me. This card is probably 8-9 years old!
Watch out, Bible colleges... I think my middle child is alot like me... you might want to prepare like 13-14 years in advance... she's got alot of energy, friends, and is quite loud and crazy... I see another repeat coming!
I think being married to Ron has tamed me down alot... maybe balanced me out... or, something like that. But, sometimes the craziness still comes out... and, delights my children... scares my husband... but, sometimes he just has to laugh, cause it is sometimes rather... well, Sarah-ish. I have been told by my parents that Charity is just the way I was when I was little. YIKES! This card just reminds me so of some very fun college days! That was one big card!


Charity said...

What a sweet card!! Thanks for sharing! Yes, I recognize most or all of those names! :)

As for chapter books... (Remember, I work in a library...) I have always got suggestions! :) First though, I usually try to let moms know to be careful about American Girl (I know you are!) Some of their other books (not the ones you are reading, the regular historical books are fine) - some of the mystery books, modern books and even the bigger history novels have objectionable material.

That said, you will probably LOVE the Elsie Dinsmore books. They were originally written in the late 1800s, ( but have more recently been redone to make them easier reading. ( I haven't read the original series, but I have read the rewritten ones and they are probably just what you are looking for. :)

Sarah Cook said...

Thanks, Charity... I appreciate the warning about the American Girl books! I will have to check out the books you just mentioned.

Amy said...

Little House on the Prairie are good books also. I love it when my Mom would read them to me.