Monday, September 15, 2014
Hans Christian Andersen story The Little Mermaid. When I was little, and I saw the movie Hans Christian Anderson on TV, I think that was the first time I ever heard of mermaids. Melia read a series of books about a girl who finds out her mother was a mermaid and she is one too. She recommended them to me, and I read them as well. The first book in the series is called Real Mermaids Don't Wear Toe Rings. There are three other books in the series as well. I like the Disney movie The Little Mermaid. I also like the movie Splash, which was also about a mermaid. Aurella and I also saw the movie Ponyo for one of her birthdays.It was also basically a mermaid tale (no pun intended.) My daughters were really into H20: Just Add Water. Aside from it's redundant title, my husband and I just don't get it. The show really seems like nothing more than an Australian soap opera where the girls happen to be mermaids. It is not that that I am against soap operas. There was a time in my life when I was really into soap operas. However, I just don't really like that particular soap opera.
Tune in tomorrow for Tips for Tuesday.
Welcome to a One Year Blogiversary Giveaway Celebration!
Join us and enter to win one of the 6 prizes, totaling over $325
We are happy to celebrate the first blogivesary of our fellow bloggers and share this opportunity for you to enter to win some great prizes!
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Time sure flies when you're having fun and we can't believe it's already been a year since we started blogging! Whoo hoo! To thank everyone that has helped support our blogs, we'd like to help kick off your fall season with the opportunity to win some fabulous prizes. You'll have 6 chances to win!
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Saturday, September 13, 2014
Welcome to the first of many Blogger opportunities for the Holiday Season! Hosted by: Adventures of a Military Family of 8
For October we will be doing: "CooCoo for Costumes" Halloween Giveaway event
Friday, September 12, 2014
"What should I name Dora?" asked my sister.
"Why do you have to name your grapes?" I asked. "You're just going to eat them."
However, Aurella insisted on naming them anyway. She called them "Dora, Boots and Bob."
We welcome you to share your funny stories with us. Tune in Monday for another Talking Topic.
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Thursday, September 11, 2014
And that's our view. What do you think is a fun way to get exercise?
Tune in tomorrow for Funny Friday.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Where: Various locations throughout the historic district of Philadelphia
Who: All ages
Our view: Scattered throughout the historic district of Philadelphia, there are ten storytelling benches. When you sit on one of these benches a storyteller will tell you a historic story about America. If you think that these stories are the same old stories of the American Revolution that you have heard before, think again. Some of the stories do take place during the revolutionary war. However, most likely all of the stories are ones you have never heard before. That is part of what makes them so interesting and fun to listen to. The other thing that makes them so fun is how much the actors/storyteller get into the stories they are telling. They are more than telling a story; they are acting out a one person play. Another aspect that makes the stories fun for kids is that at the first storytelling bench they are given a flag with 13 stars for the original 13 colonies and a sticker to put on one star. As you travel around to the other storytelling benches, they will be given more stickers to put on their flag. Once they have all their stars covered with stickers, they can get a free ride on the carousel at Franklin Square (we will be talking more about Franklin Square in future posts). Even though you do have to walk from storytelling bench to storytelling bench none of them is all that far from any of others although at times with young children and/or if it is really hot, they might feel like they are. However, the walk is still worth it because the storytelling benches are lot of fun. The storytelling benches are open from June 10 - August 16, Tuesday through Saturday from 11-4, August 22-30 Friday and Saturday 11-4, and August 31 and September 1 from 11-4. The first bench is at the Independence Visitor Center located at 6th and Market Street. If you plan to get to them all in one day, we would recommend starting right at 11 AM when they open because it might take some time to get to them all. The Once Upon a Nation Storytelling benches are a part of Historic Philadelphia, and they are completely free. For more information go to http://historicphiladelphia.org/day/storytelling-benches/once-upon-a-nation/storytelling-benches.
And that's our view. Tune in tomorrow for more about the Once Upon a Nation Storytelling Benches.
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Emily Giffin. This book is the story of Marian who had a baby when she was a teenager and gave her up for adoption and Kirby, Marian's baby who shows up on Marian's doorstep to meet her 18 years later. I like the way in the novel neither Marian nor Kirby is portrayed as the more sympathetic character. They both have good and bad traits to their characters and likeable and unlikeable traits to their character. I like that Emily Giffin is able to make you feel sympathy for both of them and make you route for them both. This is something that Emily Giffin is very good at. She can even make you feel sympathy for characters that you'd think that you would hate. That is one thing I like about her novels. Where We Belong is my favorite of Emily Giffin's book that I have read so far.
And that's our view. Tune in tomorrow for Where-To-Go Wednesday.