Monday, December 22, 2008
Aaron and I rented The Visitor from Blockbuster. This is an excellent movie that made me look at the plight of immigrants in a different way.
We checked out Hotel Rwanda from the library. This is one of the best movies I have seen. The whole movie is edge of your seat action. And it is based on a true story. It is so moving to see what a difference one person can make. It is also so frightening to see the evil that people can commit against their fellow man. If you have not seen this movie, you need to! This movie is disturbing in that the world (America included) did not come to the rescue of the people of Rwanda. Over 800,000 people were murdered. In the movie there are clips of Bill Clinton and Janet Reno talking about Rwanda and saying that what was happening there was not genocide. I know that America can not police the world and come to every countries rescue, but I sometimes think we must. America has been given so much. Surely we can do better.
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Is she a lover of animals?
Is she a rescuer of small kitties, even in the rain?
Is she ready help anyone who might be in danger or trouble?
Is she a sailor on the high seas to distant islands (well, Galveston)?
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Christmas by: Peter Spier is a delightful book. It has no words only pictures. The pictures depict a family's Christmas. After looking at this book, you will understand why I would like my Christmas to look like this.
Mr. Willowby's Christmas Tree by: Robert Barry. This is an old book originally published in 1963. The boys want to read this one over and over again. Mr. Willowby trims the top of his Christmas tree and you won't believe what happens to the part that he trimmed off.
Stephen's Feast by: Jean Richardson. This book is based on the Christmas carol, King Wenceslas. A young boy accompanies the king on a mission of goodwill. Such a wonderful story.
Look-Alikes Christmas by: Joan Steiner. The more you look, the more you see! The author uses everyday objects to make Christmas scenes. The boys want to look at this book just about every day.
A Houseful of Christmas by: Barbara Joosse. Granny has a full house for Christmas. This story is coming to real life soon. :)
Room for a Little One, A Christmas Tale by: Martin Waddell. Lukey loves this book with all of the animals. The little one is baby Jesus.
Away in a Manger by: Thomas Kinkade. This book is filled with illustrations of the first Christmas and Christmas in present time. All to the words of Away in a Manger.
Visit Catherine's blog for more great Christmas books.
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Aaron was like a kid with the snow. He never saw it when he was a boy, so snow is a big deal to him. When he saw the snow he woke up Caleb and Luke and they bundled up and went outside to play.
Caleb has been talking about snow lately and we kept telling him, "Sorry Caleb, it doesn't snow here." Aaron says the snow today reminded him how anything is possible.
The snow today was the perfect kind. Great for snowmen and snowballs. Caleb did hit Luke in the face with a snowball. That is why Luke has tears.