Thinking, Playing, Reading


I found this old list on Pinterest the other day and printed it out for us and did a little checklist when applicable with each kid.  It was fun!  Everyone has a few things to work towards the rest of this year.  Andrew made a pie for his Grampy and he did a darn good job.

Boy's Version:
Football Season!
Wilson NFL Super Grip Football 

Girl's Version:
Janey rides this wiggle scooter up and down the driveway to burn energy after school.  We've had this for upteenth years, and it's been a favorite.


The instant New York Times bestseller!Entertainment Weekly’s #1 Must-Read Book for Fall • Reese Witherspoon’s Book Club...

I read this book very quickly-one of those "you can't put down" books about lives entwined within families and a community.  So much to think about.  I thought her character development of the teenagers in this book were excellent-how they see and feel things differently than adults was spot on.


  1. I have that same list pinned to the side of my fridge :)

  2. What a beautiful pie Sarah!
    Good for your young guy.
    Thanks for the book suggestion.
    Looks like something I would enjoy.
    Have a cozy weekend!

  3. Thanks for the list...a great reminder and something I need to print and hold my kids accountable to.
    Beautiful pie! Hope you are enjoying the first weekend in Fall.

  4. Oh gosh... I have to think back to that book. I didn't love it and now I am curious about your comment regarding teenagers.