Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Talking Points

We have Monica Lewinsky to thank for today's blog title :)
Remember her? 
 She has great eyebrows best I recall. 

From the Media Department of this blog: 
(you didn't know we had one?)

 Well, it's....kind of NEW :) 
Books I've read recently and am now recommending! 
I don't often take the time to read so this is HUGE!
You will find Elizabeth Bard's blog by the same name as her book, "Lunch in Paris" ...in my sidebar :) 
I indulged in this true story while in that little cabin in the woods...by the amazing waterfall, remember? 
Scroll down newcomers...you will find it :) 

Then there is Chocolate Covered Friendship by Bethany Thouin and Angela Fox. This is a duet composed of an award winning chocolatier and a Christian author who know what chocolate and friendship have in common. 
I visited Bethany's chocolate shop this week in Nashville, Tn. DELICIOUS!! 
My photos from that day will have to be retrieved at Sam's soon...(is there no end to technical difficulties?) 

And last but not least is...Pat the Bunny! My all time favorite interactive read. 
If you don't have this book...go grab it...like I just did. 
I will share it with any little people who come in to visit. It is so fun to put your finger in mommy's ring and touch daddy's scratchy face!  My children each actually ATE their copy of the book as they slobbered and chewed on each page while touching and learning (I can attribute many of their current smarts on this piece of literature!) I can brag and say that they all mastered the skill of each page at the age of 10 months :) Two of them walked at that age as well. Pat. The. Bunny. 

I do wish the font would stay put...
I know I'm the last on earth to see this film...but in case I'm not...and you haven't seen it...
go get it.
 And tell me...what should I see next? 

From the snuggly department: 


Baby nieces on Easter are adorable things! 

This doll below is awaiting repair from the doll master (mistress, actually...my mother :)
I thought these two photos belonged together.  
Here is the official "before" of the doll...I will try and remember to let you see her after her makeover :)


see you there! said...

For years I've given Pat the Bunny to every new Mom I know. A librarian recommended it to me.

Now can I hold that little niece?


jojo-caramel said...

Your little niece is adorable!!! What a cute little face!!!

I like the doll! wonderful find!
Chocolate is my friend :-))) and Pat the Bunny looks very cute! I did not know that movie with Richard Gere.

Have a great day!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Phil, What an interesting post---with all kinds of good info and suggestions... But I must admit, when I think of Monica Lewinsky, I do NOT think about her eyebrows.... ha ha ha

I'd love to read Chocolate Covered Friendship... Sounds like a great book... Hope we see your pictures from that trip sometime. Do we get to see you with a wad of chocolate in your mouth????? ha

Precious baby niece... AND --I do want to see that doll when she's all fixed up!!!!!

Isn't Family History just fabulous???? Glad you are finding out about your ancestors ... Small world, huh????


Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

She is sooo sweet!!! This was a great post Phyllis....hugs...m...

The French Bear said...

She is just a little darling!!! I am trying to read all the blog posts I missed while I was gone!!!! You have been up to all sorts of goodness!!!
Glad to be back though, I have missed you!
Margaret B

Mrs. Staggs said...

I love those photos, and they do belong together. What a sweetheart, your little niece is. I sometimes long for those days again.

I love Pat the Bunny too, and it has been a hit throughout our family over the years. Now, my great niece, Sophia reads it.

Nope, you aren't the last to see that movie. I haven't seen it yet. Hmmmm, well I can't think of any movies right this minute, even though I usually have a good list. I have "Grey Gardens" waiting for me, with Jessica Lange, and Drew Barrymore.