Friday, June 24, 2011

Summer Days & Reading

For the last week summer days have been about baseball practice.  I am not complaining; it's just been pretty busy around here . . . What with all the laundry and hustling about trying to get naps squeezed in, and lunches made, and dinner made, and shuffling kids about town to hang out with friends and cousins.  Whew!  It's safe to say that all has been crazy-busy around here! 

Tomorrow is Nicholas' first All-Star game!  It'll be fun to watch the team . . . they have been working so hard; dedicating so much of their time and energy on the field.  Good luck to TVALL All-Stars!

Since I have been spending so much of my time at the baseball fields, I have been chatting with the other moms about books!  Oh, how I enjoy hearing and discovering good reads.  Last week I read Look Again by Lisa Scottoline.  It was the first time I have ever read one of her books.  I have to say that I thorougly enjoyed it - so much so that I read it in a day and a half!  After that I decided I needed to pace myself; I also felt bad for spending money on a book and finishing it up so quickly.  So I took Noah to the library so we could check-out some books.  We both walked out of there happy with our picks.  He had a stack of 7 books high and I walked out with two books off the new release shelf.  I checked-out The Money Class by Suze Orman, and of course this was more of a reference read . . . I have no intention of reading it page by page.  I'm interested, mostly, on the retirement chapter and, so far, it's pretty good :0).  My next library check-out was Dancing Lessons by Cheryl Burke from Dancing With the Stars television show.  I have to say it was a really good read.  I did my best to take my time and not read it so quickly . . . It's an easy read, but very inspiring; and I have always loved to read biographies/autobiographies.  I believe, quite strongly, in the power of another's life story - their life journey.  I don't watch that show, but my mom does!  Faithfully!  And now, I just might add that to the list of shows I watch :0)  And finally, at the recommendation of my cousin I picked up Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford.  OMG!  This one is, so up my alley of reading . . . The style of writing, the historical fiction - I am just giddy about this summer read.  It's a wartime-era novel, and I am just forcing myself not to read it too quickly. 

After my visit to Target yesterday, to pick up my latest book, I walked out with a strew of book titles on a tattered envelope I found in my purse. So, needless to say, I will not have a problem with what to read; rather what book I will read next!

And now, so my post today doesn't go without pictures . . . Here's what our week has been like in pictures!

*We have been busy - so all these pictures were taken with my point & shoot camera.  Not with my fancy-dancy one.  So please excuse the unfocused, underexposed/overexposed, bland color looking pictures.

All-Star Team get-together! 

Noah enjoying the party too!

Happy Father's Day . . . Jay worked so we spent sometime with family!  It's been a long while! 

Dinner at Denny's without Dad on Father's Day!  The kids enjoyed themselves :0)

Movie date with Ciara.  Thanks for coming to visit us in Temecula!

Noah cooking breakfast for Nicholas!  2 frozen waffles - coming up!

What a great lil' brother!

A typical day at the fields . . . The 2011 All-Star Team!

Noah doing Nicholas' chores!  Seems as though Noah is always doing something for Nicholas.

An everyday occurence in our house . . . Nicholas irritating Noah to tears.

Tomatos from Jay's garden :0)

Happy Weekend!

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