Monday, March 30, 2009

Computer Time

Audi got this V-tech laptop from Christmas from her Grandma and Grandpa and she LOVES it. The buttons all play music, which she dances to, and she thinks she is soo cool when she moves the mouse and the computer talks to her!

(Yes, she is that adorable in person too!)

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Another Day in the Life

If you have been following the comments section of my previous posts, you have probably noticed that someone (who shall remain anonymous) would really like a new post. Things have been a bit crazy around here lately, so I had no new pictures (or really any fun stories) to share. So, in order to honor my reader's wishes, here is a post about nothing (with some really cute pictures of my girls), just for you "Anonymous!"

"Good Morning, Mommy!" (She was so excited to wear this outift she had herself dressed before I even knew she was awake.)

Morning hair - AHHHH!

Morning chores


Beemer playing Polly Pockets while Audi and I get dressed.

Audi stollin' along while I comb Beemer's hair

Dressed, hair combed, ready for the day!

Watching Beemer

Nap time - so sweet and peaceful!

After Audi's morning nap. She loves it when Beemer gets in her bed with her!

Hmm. . . red?

Or pink?

I just can't decide!

Lunch time (Can you guess what the girls ate?)

Hide and Seek (Beemer is hiding from her under the bed.)
Please don't mind the lack of sheets - it was also laundry day!

Reading time (during Audi's nap)

So sad and so spoiled.
No, she doesn't usually get to eat on the couch. Just a special treat for one day. The expression was her idea, so is the one in the next picture.

Dinner time

Yes, she can fit half of a chicken finger in her mouth.

PJs on

Rocking and Singing (My favorite time of day)

Good night.

Sleep tight.

Friday, March 13, 2009


When (knowing what I have or have not read) some of your comments didn't make sense to me, I reread my post. When I originally published, I listed Beemer's books in light pink and I believe that is what created the confusion. I think the post is clearer now.

And to respond to your comments:
I have read (and loved) the entire Chronicles Series. Beemer is anxious to start the next one in the series.

I still occasionally think of Mr. James postulating in his "thinking" position =).

I am not sure why some series count as one book, but I agree they shouldn't, and I also think there should be points given for those books that just can't be finished - without great will power and lots of time! (I have a few on my started-but-not-completed-list also.) And don't worry, there was no escaping Grapes of Wrath =).

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

What have you been reading?

So, a friend sent me an email with this list and I thought it looked interesting. Supposedly, the BBC believes that most people have only read six books on this list (unverified, of course). My personal count is 37 (those in white and green), and quite a few more are on my to-read list. Beemer's count will be at three next week (those in green). How many have you read?

1. Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
2. The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien
3. Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
4. Harry Potter series - JK Rowling
5. To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
6. The Bible
7. Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
8. Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
9. His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
10. Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
11. Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
12. Tess of the D’Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
13. Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
14. Complete Works of Shakespeare
15. Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16. The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
17. Birdsong - Sebastian Faulk
18. Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19. The Time Traveller’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
20. Middlemarch - George Eliot
21. Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell
22. The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
23. Bleak House - Charles Dickens
24. War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
25. The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
26. Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh
27. Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
28. Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
29. Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
30. The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame
31. Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
32. David Copperfield - Charles Dickens
33. Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis
34. Emma - Jane Austen
35. Persuasion - Jane Austen
36. The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe - CS Lewis
37. The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
38. Captain Corelli’s Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres
39. Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
40. Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne
41. Animal Farm - George Orwell
42. The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
43. One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
44. A Prayer for Owen Meany - John Irving
45. The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins
46. Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery
47. Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy
48. The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood
49. Lord of the Flies - William Golding
50. Atonement - Ian McEwan
51. Life of Pi - Yann Martel
52. Dune - Frank Herbert
53. Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons
54. Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
55. A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth
56. The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
57. A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
58. Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
59. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon
60. Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
61. Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
62. Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
63. The Secret History - Donna Tartt
64. The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
65. Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
66. On The Road - Jack Kerouac
67. Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy
68. Bridget Jones’s Diary - Helen Fielding
69. Midnight’s Children - Salman Rushdie
70. Moby Dick - Herman Melville
71. Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
72. Dracula - Bram Stoker
73. The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
74. Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson
75. Ulysses - James Joyce
76. The Inferno - Dante
77. Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome
78. Germinal - Emile Zola
79. Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray
80. Possession - AS Byatt
81. A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
82. Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
83. The Color Purple - Alice Walker
84. The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro
85. Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
86. A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry
87. Charlotte’s Web - EB White
88. The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom
89. Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
90. The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton
91. Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
92. The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery
93. The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks
94. Watership Down - Richard Adams
95. A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole
96. A Town Like Alice - Nevil Shute
97. The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas
98. Hamlet - William Shakespeare
99. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl
100. Les Miserables - Victor Hugo

Saturday, March 7, 2009

A (Mini) Golfer is Born

Our weather is fantastic right now! Yesterday, the temperature was over 80, and today was in the mid to low 70s! According to the weatherman, this bliss won’t last and the temp will be back in the 40s by next week, so we are enjoying it while it lasts. Last night Ahenobarbus and I had a fabulous date night trying out a miniature golf course we hadn’t been to before. It was a lot of fun! So, when today was good weather, we decided it was the perfect day to take the girls back. Beemer had never been before and had a fabulous time. She even followed the rules – most of the time. Audi enjoyed watching from the stroller and cheering her sister on.

Ahenobarbus teaching Beemer how to stand and hold the club. This excellent form lasted for exactly two minutes.

Beemer's preferred form - hey, it worked for her.

Our happy golfer!