Sunday, September 26, 2010

Matt's book pick this month

My son is an avid reader.  He loves series, and the latest one he is into is The Ranger's Apprentice.  He says it's a great read, not as great as Fablehaven (Boxed Set): Fablehaven; Rise of the Evening Star; Grip of the Shadow Plague; but then again he compares every book he has read to Fablehaven.

He finished book four of The Ranger's Apprentice tonight and is begging for me to to buy book five, The Sorcerer of the North: Book Five (Ranger's Apprentice) so he'll have it tomorrow when he gets home.

If you ever need anything from Amazon, will you help me out by getting there from the link on my sidebar?

My youngest boy, my last one to be born at the hospital, and my #1 fan - had his 7th birthday this past week.  The only thing he wanted was a Fushigi Ball - have you seen those on TV?  I tried asking him about other toys - Legos, cars, or action figures - but he wouln't hear of it.  There was no way I was going to waste my money on an "As Seen on TV" toy; so instead I went to the dollar store and loaded a bag with lots of things.  There was slime, army men, a fuzzy poster, markers, a paddle ball, silly putty, Flarp (the noise putty), a box of Little Debbie Honey Buns, and other things I can't remember.  You would have thought I bought him the moon.  He has had the most fun!  And .... almost all of the other kids asked if I would do that for their birthday.  I think I have found an inexpensive and fun present. 

He wanted to light his own candles and I just had to include this picture that shows his concentration face.  Anytime he is doing something like this, that tongue is out like he's creating a masterpiece.

I got to thinking, my poor kids have the ugliest cakes!  They love them so, though - this one is one Derek created from ice cream, oreos, and caramel - and I think those are crushed Chips A'hoy on the top.  It looks kinda like dirt, but J sure was proud and it sure did taste good.

Did I tell you we're a scouting family now?  He is an official Tiger Cub Scout and loves it.  Last week, the troop got to go visit a fire station!