It’s been a few days since I blogged and there is so much to update, I will have to save some for later!:) There is so much going on from the devestation in Haiti, busy schedules, melting snow and the fact that we STILL have our Christmas decorations up! Yikes. I enjoy the ambiance but that is a sure sign you are too busy!:) Anyway, I just wanted to post a quick piece about some of our favorite family books we’ve been reading lately. Last week on the morning show I was telling Len about the book “Sylvester and the Magic Pebble” and couldn’t believe he had never heard of it. Since then, we put it on the top of the book stack and re-read the book. I am not sure who likes it more, the boys or mom!:) If you haven’t had the pleaure of digging in to this classic you must check it out! It is so touching and I will admit, I even cried the first time I read it.
This was selected as one of the “100 Best Books of the Century” by the National Education Association. A great one to check out at the library!
Our other nightly favorite is this:
It’s a book I bought at the Scholastic book fair at St. Paul’s a few years ago and would never have imagined how much that book has been read, appreciated, and used as an illustration over and over again. It’s based on my favorite scripture verse from Ephesians 6: 10-18 and an obvious lesson that is timeless and true. I just love that my 3 year old can understand it, but it also applies to my 8 year old and interactions he may have at school. We often talk about the “arrows of doubt” that can come our way and instead of feeling insecure and thinking negative thoughts, to put on the “helmet of faith” (or salvation) and think God’s thoughts instead. You can order the book here, or they also have it listed on eBay. A worthwhile investment!
Okay, off to fold clothes! I had another great session with trainer Sonia yesterday. She gave me one of those exercise balls and I was blown away by all the different workouts I could do on that thing! The best part is, I have it in my home and can get a full body workout in and switch it up with something so simple. I am s-o-r-e today to prove it! The Firm “Wave” is still going great, the treadmill runs are okay, but the meetings with Sonia are my highlight! She is tough but in an inspiring way, and I can’t wait until we have another session! If you are in the Stark County area, check out Sonia, she will take care of you!:)