I am sure you all have heard what JK Rowling said about Dumbledore by now. When I finished book seven, I was so pleased with the way it ended and was written, so I was totally bummed when I heard that. It all seemed tainted to me. I mean come on, she wrote it for kids. A great series of books that didn't even go there, a safe haven for kids to explore deep emotions and stories, without the heaviness of private things. My sister in law e-mailed me this article. I love what he has to say about all the halluballoo (sp) because he eloquently states what I was thinking when I heard JK Rowling messed it all up. please read: http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/ent/stories/DN-rowlingcolumn_1024gl.State.Edition1.2292bdc.html
Dumbledore is now mine, to be what ever I dream up. Ahhhh I feel better now.
Sunday, October 28, 2007
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
I am excited to be living in Alaska and we have loved everything about it so far. So aside from the distance from all ya'll, the only downside I can see is that my favorite food will be hard to come by. Oh they sell the regular old chemically ripened tomatoes we all survive on through the winter, but apparently it will never get hot enough for long enough to sustain a beautiful tomato plant. So my sweet mom, knowing this, sent me six tomatoes and three jars of homemade tomato juice way up here for my birthday. It was awesome. It cost $31.00 to send. Me and Mike savored every slice of those juicy tomatoes. Here is my present in all its glory.
Sunday, October 14, 2007
Avery said to me the other day, 'Mom if you have a baby monkey, then I will have a baby sister." She is always saying the craziest things. She is so happy and full of life. Her latest thing she loves to do is play grandmas. I have to be grandpa and she is grandma and we drive to her house and have a tea party.
This is Austin on his first day of preschool. He loves it! He goes to a preschool on base. He has a small class but they are all boys and he can't wait to get there every morning. He told me the other day the they have a stupid rule at his school. " It is No touching friends mom" he said. Austin can't get through the day without a hug. His teacher told him if he asks and his friends say yes, then he can give them a hug.
Today I bought a bag of peas at Costco. They are still in the pod and I knew my kids would love them, it is a favorite activity of theirs to pick them at the grandmas houses. At dinner Quinton ate a huge pile of them. My kids, like any kids I am sure, make a giant mess at meal times. When it was time to clean up I took a pile of pea pods to the garbage, only to open it and find another pile of pea pods already in there. It seems my sweet little Quinton decided to take care of his mess. This may seem silly but it is a huge milestone in my 7 years of mothering, to have one of my kids be mature enough to take some responsibility. It caught me be surprise. What a wonderful surprise it was though. Quinton has shown alot of growing up lately. If he asks for something and I say no, he usually responds with "Okay mom!" I love that about him. He was coming up the stairs the other day and for a split second my mind was like, "who is that?" He is getting so tall it took me off gaurd that it was him. My how time flys.