Monday, September 27, 2010

The Lost Sticker

While in the car today my almost 3yr old kept telling me she had lost her sticker. It was a small sticker that had been on her hand and she was very sad that it was gone. Assuming that it had fallen on the floor I told her we would look for it once we were home. Several minutes later she coughed a few times and said something was in her mouth. (you can see where this is going) I looked in the review mirror and she had her mouth open and was just looking at me. I asked if there was a hair in her mouth and she said no so I suggested that she drink some water and maybe it would help. This whole time she was verbal but mostly kept her mouth open and continued to look uncomfortable. I was contemplating stopping the car when she told me she was going to throw up so I quickly pulled over, yanked her out of the car and stood her on the grass. Then she simply stood there a minute then smiled at me and said "It's gone". I was confused and asked what's gone and she pointed to her water bottle and said, "My sticker. I poked it in that hole and now it's gone." The light bulb in my head finally went off as I understood that she had poked her sticker in her water bottle spout, had taken a drink and had the sticker stuck in the back of her mouth. Well now you and I both know where that sticker went... in her tummy! Just goes to show even children that are old enough to know better than to put things in their mouths, will still put things into their drinks and end up swallowing them.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

The Berinfell Prophecies

Venom and Song (book 2)
by Wayne Thomas Batson and Christopher Hopper

This second book in The Berinfell Prophecies takes the thrill up a notch from the first book. The seven young Lords are learning to get along with each other, learning about elves and other beings, plus they are training together so they can eventually fight the spider king. The Lords are only thirteen years old and yet they grow and mature quickly during the events throughout this book.
For me, this Venom and Song was an enjoyable read and difficult to put down near the last few chapters. If you like reading books about castles, fantasy creatures and heroes with special gifts then this book is right up your alley. The cover artwork is awesome and gives a good feel for what the book is about. There’s action and adventure with a good moral story between the lines as well. There are a lot of characters and at times I had a difficult time remembering who had what special gift, but the cast list at the beginning of the book was a great reference. Reading the first book of the series is a MUST to really understand and enjoy this second book. Happy reading!
I received this book for free from Thomas Nelson Publishers through BookSneeze dotcom. I was not required to write a positive review and the opinions I have expressed are my own.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Sweet and Honest Prayers

The bedtime prayers below were said by our 2 year old daughter without any prompting or input from Mom and Dad.

"Dear Jesus, please help our Paisley cat to get all better, Amen."
(She prayed this prayer every night for several weeks after our cat was hit by a car and had to have major surgery back in April.)

Later on the above prayer was changed to:
"Dear Jesus, thank you for making my Paisley cat all better, Amen."
(she said this same prayer almost every single night for 3 months! Amazing!)

"Dear Jesus, please keep Ella from chewing on my drawing pad, Amen."
(Ella is a 17 month old friend of ours and like most children her age she likes to put things in her mouth.)

This last one wasn't a prayer, but was so funny I had to add it. This morning while walking through the line of cars at Hardees' drive thru I encouraged our 2 year old to hurry so we wouldn't get squished. She replied, "If you get squished we have to put you in the trash can." I promptly responded that if I were squished I wanted to go to the hospital instead of the trashcan. See, in our house broken toys and squished fireman hats (you know, those plastic ones from Firehouse) go in the trash can, so I understood her way of thinking. These are those moments where you try to keep a straight face, but inside you're busting out laughing because it's just so FUNNY!