Tuesday, February 23, 2010


Holy Cow! A few weeks ago Baby Brother turned 9 months! He was 22 lbs. at his check-up. I forgot how fast babies grow. He is just starting to walk and he has this great little personality. Sometimes I look at him and he has more of the "little boy look" instead of a "baby look." He is such a sweet and happy little guy!

He is in the super-curious stage (unfortunately for the rest of the family!) Let's just keep it between us that in the last few weeks we have found him sucking on the cheese grater, playing in the toilet, sucking C-man's Wii-mote, and eating leftover breakfast that was on the floor under the table; plus a bunch of other things that keep up busy all day long. I promise we really do watch him!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Check It Out!

The Help is #2 on the New York Times best seller list and the authors first novel! I love it when someone writes a first book that turns into a huge success! So run to your library and put your name on the waiting list for this one!

The Help is about a group of black maids in Mississippi during the Civil Rights era. It basically tells the story of what everyday life is like for them, good things and bad. The maids bravely begin to tell their "stories" to a young white girl who just graduated from college and wants to become a writer. It gets the point across without being too "in your face." Plus it was a fun read. It makes me wonder which character I would have been like had I lived in that time and place!