Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Simple Pleasures

 Last night we had a neighborhood block party.  When I drove by on my way to take Emma and Anne Michal to soccer practice I saw that they had a little train that was being driven around the playground.  I knew I had to take Creed when I got back home.  He was so excited.  We stood in line for his turn and he looks at me with his eyes just glowing and said, "I am going to call him Thomas!"  I was rather relieved that he didn't question where the track was!

They also had a pony, but there was no way he was riding a pony.  He kept shaking his head vehemently when asked if he wanted to ride; yet, he wasn't afraid to slide down the  giant blow up slide.  He climbed up and slid down over and over again.  The look of glee on his face as he flew down with his shock of blonde hair blowing up behind him was priceless.  Unfortunately, I didn't get a picture of that, but I did get this. Snowcones!
P.S. 12 year old girls that are thrilled to carry their baby sister in an ergo are priceless!!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

September 2011 Book Log

The Burning Soul by John Connolly

Devices and Desires by P.D. James

The Lighthouse by P.D. James

Original Sin by P.D. James

The Serpent's Tale by Ariana Franklin

A Trick of the Light by Louise Penny

The Beekeeper's Apprentice by Laurie R. King

Precipice by John Jackson Miller

False Charity by Veronica Heley

On Beauty and Being Just by Elaine Scarry

A Community of Character: Toward A Constructive Christian Social Ethic by Stanley Hauerwas

Evil and the Justice of God by N.T. Wright

The Case for Civility: And Why Our Future Depends On It by Os Guinness

How to Go From Being A Good Evangelical to a Committed Catholic in Ninety-Five Difficult Steps by Christian Smith

Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis

Grieving, Hope, and Solace: When a Loved One Dies in Christ by Albert N. Martin

The Pastor: A Memoir by Eugene H. Peterson

Innocent Blood: Challenging the Powers of Death with the Gospel of Life by John Ensor

Fyodor Dostoevsky by Peter J. Leithart

J.R.R. Tolkien by Mark Horne