Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Thursday 13

Thirteen things I do (or I plan to do) with my 4 year old niece when her little sister has nap time in the afternoon.

1. Crafts - paining, colouring, stickers, anything that we can't do without being interrupted by a 1 year old when the little one is awake. Serious one on one craft time!

2. Homework - No I'm not that mean. She's only 4 for goodness sake. She just calls it that. She likes to practice printing and her numbers.

3. Cards - She's learning how to play go fish and games like that.

4. Paper Dolls - She's all about making the clothes for them and dressing them up.

5. Clean up time - the child is a neat freak. It drives her crazy when her sister plays with the toys after she's arranged them. If she cleans at nap time she has a whole hour - hour and a half of non messed time. Weird.

6. Games - board games like Sorry, Candyland and Snakes and Ladders

7. Cooking - we'll put together stuff for supper. Veggies and casseroles and stuff.

8. Baking - She loves helping in the kitchen.

9. Computer games

10. Movies - Her favourite movie right now is Annie.

11. Dress up time - She loves to dress up. At least once a day she's a princess.

12. Play hair dresser - So far I've managed to successfully ban any picture taking after she's 'styled' my hair. LOL

13. Read - She loves to be read to. She loves to make up stories. :)

Her little sister's nap time is a fun time for both of us!

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Happy Birthday Sweatpea :)

She's having fun lookin r'diclis (ridiculous). And yes it was completely on purpose :) She gave me the same look a few minutes later!

I can't believe she's 4 years old!

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

13 Great Halloween books (some for grown ups some for kids)

1. Dracula by Bram Stoker

2. The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty

3. The Tell Tale Heart and Other Writings by Edgar Allan Poe

4. Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak (kids)

5. A Dark, Dark Tale by Ruth Brown (kids)

6. Velocity by Dean Koontz

7. Back From Hell by Shiloh Walker

8. Dark Fire by Denise A Agnew

9. Nightlife by Rob Thurman

10. Tell Me a Scary Story by Carl Reiner (kids)

11.BOO! by Robert Munsch (kids)

12.Bitten by Kelley Armstrong (Hey! It's in the horror section of my book store!)

13. It by Stephen King

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

September reading frenzy

Into the Storm by Suzanne Brockmann
Wed In Wyoming by Allison Lee Davidson
The Woods by Harlan Coben
Don’t Say A Word by Rita Herron
Spellbinder by Melanie Rawn
McKettrick’s Pride by Linda Lael Miller
Die For Me by Karen Rose
Copy Cat by Erica Spindler
Missing by Jasmine Cresswell (book 1 in a series)
Sex With A Stranger by Katherine Garbera
Last Breath by George D. Shuman
Doctor in the House by Marie Ferrarella
The Hunters: Rafe and Sheila by Shiloh Walker
No Longer Mine by Shiloh Walker
Silver Master by Jayne Castle
Broken by Megan Hart
Suspect by Jasmine Cresswell (book 2 in a series)
Devil May Cry by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Dark Rival by Brenda Joyce
Dark Lies by Vivi Anna

This month I read 20 books bringing my years total to 187. I was lucky this month. I'd recommend any of these books to someone else to read. No wall bangers or DNF! Of all the books I read this month, Broken is the one that touched me the most ... No longer mine by Shiloh Walker also grabbed hold of my emotions and wouldn't let go. This is the 3rd or so time reading that book and it gets me every time.