Sunday, April 22, 2012

We Love Books (and sunshine)!

Owen had a big book week at School, so he spent a lot of time thinking about favorite books and characters.  They got to go see a puppet show one evening and on Friday we got to see Owen dressed as Owen (and his fuzzy yellow blanket) parading with his class cheering for their favorite books in class... Tacky the Penguin!
So, Owen and I both are really into Tacky right now, but just as a record of what Owen is reading these days:  Well, his own reading is really quite good, just because they're easy he cruises through a few Bob books at night, and if he's feeling bold, will read a superhero book or so.  He still loves listening to the Jack and Annie Books (Magic Treehouse series), has finished two of the Rick Riordan Series, and the first two Harry Potter books and one of the Redwall books (mom wants to mention how difficult the last was to read).  He is definitely embracing the Alvin Ho series as well.  Me, I always love a good Elephant and Piggie book as well as Owl at Home that Grandma Terri introduced me to and am kinda into dragon books and Fancy Nancy right now too.

Afterwards Liam and I got to have a bit of playground time before picking Owen up.

The Pearl and Liam fun didn't stop there either...

 they came over for a fun evening of play-time and pizza!

  Each kid got to make a special pizza and eat it all up!  YUM!


 This weekend, the weather turned amazing... the sun came out and it was actually WARM!

 Owen is getting very good at making Mom's coffee in the mornings.  Maybe we should have planned big exciting things for the glorious weekend but really it was fun to just hang in the yard and the neighborhood for the most part, and enjoy being able to spend the day outdoors.
 We did bike over to Alice's house with Mom who joined a bunch of friends for a baby shower.  Alice and Owen worked on their great tree-climbing skills.  While the Moms had a great afternoon celebrating Christina and Ian's impending parenthood.
 They made cute little shirts for baby girl, and had a fun time cuddling the little ones that got to go.
 JJ is getting so big and Mom was stoked to be able to have some cuddle time with wee little maggie.
 Meanwhile, we made our way back home, and got to enjoy our tulips that totally popped.
 They practically channeled the sunshine in the evening.
 We all got to enjoy a great bbq chicken dinner on the deck.
Today was even mellower... just some errands after church and then enjoying bike riding, hanging out with Julius, eating popsicles staying outside all afternoon.
A pretty wonderful way to spend a sunny day!

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