Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Ordinary Days

A little bit of life around here:
My parents came up for a visit, bearing gifts of food and other good stuff like they always do. That bag Patrick is holding tight contained 2 new schools outfits for him.  Did I tell you he is going to go to our school's little 3 year old preschool program?  It was a tough decision for me and deserves a post all its own. It is only for a few hours a week, but he thinks he is a big shot and can't wait to go.  He carried that bag with him all day.

A Lego city.  A very much needed late summer project that kept a few boys busy.

I was a terrible cook this summer, but I am now on a mission to try lots of new recipes.  So far, so good.   I have intentions to share them all of course, but you know how intentions go.

My purse filled with popcorn because the movie-theater popcorn has something in it that gives me a migraine, no kidding, every time I eat it, I get one.
I saw The Help.  It is SO good!  I had low expectations-I wasn't thrilled when I saw the trailer.  It was so well done, and very true to the book, and I cried at the end, didn't you?  And in the middle too, at least a few times.

Lovely sunflowers, thanks Mom.

First day of school, new Ipad for Isaac.  It's like Christmas all over again.  I hope these schools know what they are doing, embracing technology and all, because I could rail on against it for hours like the old fogey I am.  

This game is called "Do A Flip Over Patrick".  Oh boy.

We have not had rain for ages.  Mini earthquakes for the ants.

Thank you Aunt Elizabeth for the hand-me-downs.  Someone LOVES them...and I do too.

And last, but certainly not least, Abbey spending time in her room, making all her notebooks, binders, and folders look cute for high school.  High school!  How did that happen?  She is loving it.

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  1. One of the things I loved the most about this post was seeing the beds unmade. I love to see some real life!
    Can't wait to see The Help. Loved the book!

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  2. I loved 'The Help' too. And I cried. I am actually still reading the book but my hubby said he wanted to see the movie so I took him up on it before he changed his mind.:)

    I am right there with you on the school technology thing!

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  3. I sneak all sorts of snacks into movies. Refuse to overpay for things like that :) Great post. Feel like all of a sudden time is escaping me. My 4th grader will soon be in high school. Want to cherish these years!

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  4. Loved the movie - it was one of the best book to movie adaptations I've seen in a while.

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  5. My sister just went to her children's curriculum night and she just about jumped out of her seat as they explained how they will be using mostly technology stuff. I so wish I could be your neighbor

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  6. Beautiful post - great way to start my day! Patrick is adorable and looks sooo ready to start preschool! Read The Help and can't wait to see the movie - need to stop cleaning/prepping for school/watering to go see it.

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  7. Looks like everyone is settling in to the new year nicely. We are into week 3 already...time is flying by. I bet the little guy is super excited about preschool! And, I totally agree on the front of technology...the only plus side is our children not having to carry around 50lb backpacks!! I'd love a good compromise.

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  8. Great post on all the little bits and pieces that make up life. I just wanted to comment on the migraine thing. I suffer from them too and figured out a few years ago that 'tartrazine' is a big trigger for me. It's basically yellow dye, so I bet it's in the butter-looking topping. Steer clear!

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  9. How I love a good ordinary day post...we have mostly those kind of days around here thank goodness!!:)
    the sunflowers are beautiful
    think i may need to get some this weekend at the farmers market!!
    have a happy day sarah

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  10. Loved the movie, currently reading the book. And I cried too. ;) You're not alone in sneaking snacks into movies (gummy cola bottles for me, hull-less popcorn for the boy and his braces)

    Thanks for your slice o'life post!

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  11. Glad to hear that the movie was good. I loved the book and I was debating on even seeing the movie since they are never as good and always a letdown. Now...to find someone to go with me!

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  12. LOVED the Help movie and book, as well. Saw it with my mom :)
    Looking forward to more recipes. I'm in a cooking rut as well. Enjoy your last week of no school. Ours started Monday. The newness wore off by this morning for one tired little boy.

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  13. I took my mother and mother-in-law to "The Help" yesterday. We loved it too...and yes...I did cry a bit at the end.

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  14. The Help, I loved the book, but was not to sure I wanted to see the movie. Now I KNOW I will go. Thanks.
    By the way, I love your purse, is it hand made?

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  15. An iPad for school? Crazy! I went to school to be a teacher and was so glad I did my student teaching at a school that wasn't very tech savvy. My friends that have taught at high tech schools have hated it! How do you make sure your entire class isn't playing games, writing notes, or surfing the net when they are supposed to be doing work? It sounds like a nightmare!

    I've been wanting to see the Help, but not until after I've read the book... and I have several books in line before that one, so I'll probably end up seeing it on DVD (and I'm sure my husband will appreciate not having to go with me!).

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  16. I completely agree with you about The Help. I LOVED the book but thought the trailer was terrible - I didn't even want to see it! But, wow, they did an amazing job. One of those rare instances where the movie actually lived up tot he book. And oh yes, I cried a ton. Was really having a hard time holding it in at the end!

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  17. LOVED 'The Help'! So very well done...I hope the Oscars recognize that movie for the great message and great acting!

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  18. So glad to hear that about The Help! I too loved the book and was SO disappointed after I saw the trailer. Now I can't wait to go see it!

    Abbey looks beautiful and Patrick adorable, as always. :)

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  19. I loved seeing your real life pics of 'ordinary days'!

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  20. I think you look just as precious as that sweet mom of yours ;) Patrick is going to knock their socks off at pre-K...I bet he is super excited ;)

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  21. I love to see unmade beds! Makes me feel better. I loved The Help.. book and movie. I was so glad they did such a great job with the movie. And I cried..... my heart breaks for Mae Mobley! And our little Catholic school is known for our technology... and it's expensive to keep up! My daughter just started 8th grade. Where does the time go? BTW, all of your boys are adorable.

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  22. i couldn't get into "the help" at all when i read it so i'll probably skip the movie. nevertheless, i'm glad you enjoyed it.

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  23. Love all your posts!! good luck to the kids in the upcoming school year! Love the walls in Abbeys room! Do you know the color/brand?
    :)

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  24. the look on Patrick's face in that first picture at the top is the cutest thing ever.

    I loved The Help.

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  25. Sarah, I just have to tell you that I also get a HUGE headache eating theater popcorn!
    I know this is an old post and such a random comment but I couldn't believe that I wasn't the only one this happens to. ;)

    Holly

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