Thursday, August 25, 2011

The Help

the Help.

Have you read it?

Have  you seen it?

I lost about two days of my life last week because I couldn't put it down.

I'm one of those people who needs to read the book before I will go see it on film.

Everyone told me it was a great read, and I wasn't disappointed.  But then, I love American Civil Rights history, Southern accents, and characters that are deeply complicated.

I have lots of thoughts on the book that I wish to share, but today is too busy of a day to do a proper post.  Perhaps tomorrow.

Brothers at the park.
School is going swimmingly!  Well, except for the part where Benjamin has to get up in the mornings...he's a bit of a bear, but to be fair, we do have to be up and at 'em by 6:30 or quarter to seven.  Not being a morning person, he's a grump.

And by afternoon...well let's just say that he cried no less than five times over ill-fitting soccer shoes.  He was fine at was at home that we felt the wrath. 

He will adjust...and maybe so will in earlier.

Snapped this picture at the park last week.  It was Mary's first day of school and I just had the boys home with me.  Benjamin asked to go to the park.  This was Luke's first time in a park swing. 

He loved it!

First time in a park swing.  He's so skinny, I was afraid he would slip out.

Busy day around our house including packing for a weekend camping trip, house cleaning, meal preparation and Mary's Open House this evening.

Happy Thursday!


  1. I haven't read The Help yet, but its on my list. Like you, I need to read the book before I see the movie, which is why I am currently listening to Water for Elephants on audiobook. :) I also just started reading the book on Tamar by Francine Rivers and stayed up until 12:30am last night completely engrossed. I don't remember the name of the book - its the collection of the stories Francine Rivers did on the women in the genealogy of Jesus. I've read all her other works except for this series. Love her!

  2. I have heard from so many The Help is great...must get out and see it.
    Have a great weekend!

  3. I am in the middle of reading The Help. It is so good. I am like you I like to read the book before I see the movie. Hope you have a wonderful time camping this weekend.

  4. Some friends and I saw the movie today. We all enjoyed it. I haven't read the book yet but I want to.

  5. Looks like fun. The boys are so cute!
    Have a wonderful camping trip.

    Yes, the ribbon is used as the tie on the apron. Are you going to make one??



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