Sunday, October 11, 2009


1. Giveaways! I won a Step 2 Motorcycle at The Home Teacher, and Highlight Magazine sample at Teach Mama. Two giveaways in one week – the Universe must be smiling at me.

2. Anna’s school. It’s such a relief to see her liking school being excited about going and even almost bursting into tears when we thought that maybe she is too sick (a minor cold at this point) to go.

3. Great weather. The days start gray, but by 10:30 or so the temperatures get into upper 70s. Perfect time for nature hunts and, as you can see from this picture, for building nests. Anna’s witch hat gets a lot of pre-Halloween workout.

4. Library sale. I got about 40 books for $15 – mostly for Anna. Some are for the future, and some are for now. Now the challenge is to reorganize her bookshelves, because they are bursting at seams.

5. Boats. Our best friends bought a luxury yacht. I am not a big fan of sailing, but my husband loves it, and this is the boat where Anna and I maybe can join them for short expeditions. We went to see the new boat yesterday afternoon, and Anna was very excited to be on the “real boat” for the first time in her life. I am also happy for our friends following their dreams and wish them many pleasant and exotic trips.

To see what others are doing hop over to Christy at Superheroes and Princesses.


Nicole {tired, need sleep} said...

The yacht sounds so nice and like so much fun! And you have been having gorgeous weather - we need some of that here!!

Adriana said...

Congratulations on winning the giveaways! Did you win the Highlights for Preschoolers (High Five)? I have been thinking about ordering it for D. I would love to know what you think about it.

Christy said...

Congrats on the giveaways. I recently won two giveaways also and I was so excited! All of our bookcases are bursting at the seams. I have trouble finding books when I want them. I need to figure out how to organize them better. Thanks for linking!

Our Little Family said...

Way to go on winning the giveaways! I really need to start entering. Sometimes I feel like there are SO many great things I want to participate in that I get overwhelmed and, in turn, do none. Does that make any sense? Ha.

I'm so glad Anna is loving school AND all the great books you got! We also have bookshelves bursting at the seams, and we're all to blame! I have a HARD time putting books away (ie, in the garage) and definitely can't part with them. :)

whisperingwhispers said...

Congrats on the giveaways!

It is so nice to hear that Anna likes her school! There is no better feeling as a parent when we know that we have found the perfect fit for our child!

Oh wow a yacht! We use to enjoy going out with some friends of ours all the time on their yacht. We really miss it! We hope next summer to join them again to give Selena the experience.

Kim said...

I LOVE library books sales! And I'm so glad Anna loves her school!

Susana said...

I won two giveaways this week too!

I need to make an effort to get to one of our library sales. I've always meant too:-).