Sunday, June 19, 2011

Happy Father's Day!!!

The kids and I had to settle for mailable gifts since we weren't with Daddy, or Papa as they call him, for Father's Day today. I decided to copy something their teachers did for Mother's Day and asked each kid to fill out a survey about their Papa and then make a portrait of him. I got the ideas for the questions here.

My daughter, the perfectionist that she is at 5 years old, asked that I sketch out a frame for her portrait. My 2 year old son on the other hand could care less and did a lot of freehand work on his :) For your information (and mine in the future) in the middle is Papa and to his left is his iPhone.

I promise to be back soon and give you an explanation of my recent absence... I've missed my blog! Happy Father's Day!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Summer Reading: A Jane Austen Education

BlogHer Book Club Reviewer

Are you looking for some ideas for summer reading? I recently joined the BlogHer book club and am having a blast reading and reviewing the books. I just completed my first review for William Deresiewicz's A Jane Austen Education. You can check it out here.

I have a couple more reviews that I will complete in the next couple of months, I'll be sure to post links back to them here. And if you want to read a ton of reviews to get more ideas check out the BlogHer Book Club website.

Happy reading!