Thursday, August 11, 2011

Swimming and Harry Potter

Alexis has been loving the swimming lessons she and Daniel have been taking!
 Daniel has been less enthusiastic, mostly because he has zero body fat and the water is too cold!
 He refused to go in Tuesday, and was content to take pictures of a girl in his class lol

 After reading "Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone," we were ready for our Harry Potter movie party!
In honor of England, I made bangers and mash,
Then for the Harry Potter fare, I made Pumpkin Pasties!

 And baked brie!
We also had every flavor beans, and butter beer.
The kids loved the movie and even Gram enjoyed it!

Monday, August 8, 2011

"Time" Akiane Kramarik

Once upon a time, in an island there lived six feelings and emotions: Happiness, Knowledge, Love, Sadness, Richness and Vanity. One day they discovered that the island began sinking! So all of them built boats and canoes and left, one by one. Except for Love. Love wanted to delay abandoning her beloved island as long as possible.

When the island had almost sunk, Love decided to ask for help.
Richness was passing by Love in a boat. Love asked, "Richness, can you take me with you?"

Richness answered, "Sorry, Love, I can't. There is a lot of gold and silver in my boat, so there is no place here for you. With both of us in here we will sink for sure."

Love next asked Vanity who was also sailing by, but Vanity offered the same answer.
"I can't help you, Love. You are all wet and might damage my boat," Vanity answered.

Sadness was close by, so Love asked, "Sadness, take me along with you."
"Oh . . . Love, I am so sad that I need to be by myself!", sadness said in a gloomy voice.

Happiness passed by Love, too, but she was so preoccupied with her happiness that she did not even hear when Love called her.

Suddenly, there was a voice, "Come, Love, I will take you."

It was an elder with a tattered head scarf. An overjoyed Love jumped into the boat. When they arrived at a dry land, the elder went her own way. 
Love looked around and saw the Knowledge who was the first to have landed there a while ago.

"Who Helped me?" Love asked.
"It was Time," Knowledge answered.
"Time? Why time?" Love was surprised. 

"Because only Time is capable of understanding how valuable Love is." The Knowledge smiled.