This is actually from last week. I just forgot to upload it
I’ve had this book a good 10 years now, and though I read it over and over when I first got it, I haven’t picked it up since I had kids. It’s weird reading it again after so long. Even if this is probably my 7th read-through (at least!), there is so much this go around that I see from a different light.
When I first read it, I was in my early teens. The characters in the book start out 26 years old, which seemed old at the time. Now I’m almost the same age, I relate to them differently.
Not only that, the book also takes place (in some spots) in Africa, with the wars in Uganda with Kony and the Rwandan Genocide. As a kid I had no idea what these were, and only vaguely understood those parts of the book. Reading it now, and knowing the backstory of those scenes and situations… It’s just a completely different experience.
I tried explaining this to my father, and to Nick, but they didn’t seem to understand what I was trying to say. Maybe I get too emotionally invested in my books.
Adrian brought this all home from school today. Awwww.
We ended up heading outside again. It’s a 20 minute walk to the park, and it started raining again while we were there, but nothing really bad until we were almost home.
But it was a nice afternoon outside for the most part. :)
I use these for parent/teacher correspondence. I guess it’s pretty lucky that I happen to be running out of these notes, since they lack the baby and all. I won’t have to throw any out. :)
Hooray for good timing!
Not my connection. I’m really curious about who they’re calling cheap though.
I’ve introduced my kids to Pirates of the Caribbean. Adrian isn’t very interested, but Isaac loves it. This is his pirate he drew today at Grandpa’s house. (Complete with big skull & crossbones hat, eye patch and sword belt)
Adrian and Isaac’s cousin* came over today and I painted her nails. Then the boys didn’t want to be left out, so I did their toes too. :)
*she is actually Nick’s cousin’s daughter. We just call them cousins, since they won’t be getting actual cousins any time soon.
The taxis in Cuba (and most of the cars in general, apparently) are all really old cars that have been kept in amazing condition.
Old cars! <3
(Taken by my father)
My parents brought home a jewellery box for me from Cuba. :)
Turned finger painting into a lesson on our solar system. :)
Isaac got a little… excited with the white paint. He started out doing little dots for stars, then he just smeared it everywhere. Oh well lol.
My kids love these Nerf weapons their uncle bought them. I’m not sure where they got the idea to carry them in their shirts like that, though.