Sunday, October 12, 2008

Who wants to go to the Library?

We are so lucky to have the library so close to us. It is only a couple blocks a way and we go weekly to get new books and videos. Since moving to Buffalo we have had no TV and its been great. We only watch our "shows" from the Library now. I do miss TV every once in awhile - like HGTV and Food Network , well and a lot of others - so its been good for our family to have it completely removed from us. Anyways its hard for me as a mother to let my children choose their own books and movies. I don't have to censor anything yet - but there are those books that I just can't stand. For example - The Bernstain Bears- they are so boring!!!! but my kids like them. Usually I will try to talk them out of it and find something else, but I usually let them chose the books so they can't blame me for a boring book.
So this week Oliver brought me his selections. The first two books he gave me at the same time and I just had to laugh and laugh and laugh. I couldn't stop, who knows maybe because I'm pregnant - but I thought it was so funny. He kept saying "What? What? WHAT?" He is so funny. Only a five year old boy could be interested in both Skateboarding and a Winnie the Pooh book at the same time. Or maybe there are some very sensitive Pooh loving skateboarders out there too. You never know. (Don't you love the hearts on the Pooh Book). I Love Oliver.

Sunday, October 5, 2008


So I just have to say I Love conference! I do love it. And my favorite talk was Elder Wirthlin. He never ceases to amaze me! If I was cool I would have a link to his talk, but I couldn't figure it out. Maybe on Thurs. when the talks are in text and not just audio I'll have a link up. So if you missed conference be sure to listen or read his talk. Anyways he is too funny and I loved his theme - Come what may and Love it! Easier said than done, but so true!
Ok so here is the written article of Elder Wirthlin's talk. I still love it.,5232,23-1-947-9,00.html

Brown's Berry Patch

Penelepe will ask "Where's Oliver?" when he is at school. She misses him a little but we do have fun with out him too. Don't tell Oliver. The other week we went to Brown's Berry Patch with a few other friends from our play group. It was so delicious! The raspberries were amazing! If it wasn't a little over an hours drive I would be there everyday! I think we ate about as much as we put in the basket. Quality control - and the raspberries passed the inspection. We also picked several large bags of apples. Over 8 dozen Macintosh apples. Oliver could eat 6 a day if I let him. Needless to say we will not be wasting any of the apples (which I was a little afraid of after I saw how many we picked). Anyways it was a great outing. Penelepe had a lot of fun. They also have a large play area for kids and a ton of scarecrows. I don't think the scarecrows are suppose to be scary, but they were creepy to me.
So speaking of Penelepe - I love her - I do - but sometimes she can be quite the two year old. The other day we were at the park and it was time to go home. She did not think it was time to go and threw a major fit and screamed the entire two blocks home! Needless to say she had a major time out in her room when we finally made it home. After she finally calmed down and I went into her room and sat down on the floor with her to have a serious talk. I asked her why she had to have a time out and she replied in her most sweet high pitched innocent little voice, "Because I was crying, and screaming, and yelling mean things at your belly". Oh I hate it when they are suppose to be in trouble and you need to be serious as a parent and they say something funny. I quickly covered my face and pretended I was crying. I even had tears I was laughing so hard. Anyways I LOVE Penelepe. (and hopefully the "mean things at my belly" are not her true feelings toward her baby sister.)