Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Book Review- Prize of my Heart

Book Review:
Prize of my Heart 
By: Lisa Norato
From the Back of the Book:
Three years ago, Captain Brogan Talvis's late wife abandoned their son, leaving no clue as to the boy's whereabouts. After searching relentlessly, Brogan discovers his son was adopted by a New England shipbuilder. And the man's daughter, Lorena Huntley, acts as loving guardian to the child.
Lorena, who hides a dark truth, finds herself falling for the handsome captain and ex-privateer who's come to secure ownership of one of her father's ships. She's unaware of Brogan's own secret when another's deceit has her sailing toward Europe against her will.
Haunted by thoughts of Lorena in peril, Brogan is compelled to choose between the boy he longs for and the woman who has captured his heart.
My Thoughts:
I loved this book.  I found both Lorena and Brogan very easy to relate to.  I thought the book was well written and easy to read.  I loved the adventures out on the sea.  This is the second book I have read that talks about privateers I must admit I know very little about the world of privateers these books have made me curious on the subject I really need to do some research and learn more.  I can tell by what I have read in this book that is was a controversial topic back in the time period the story is written.  
I give this book 5 out of 5 stars!!
Disclaimer:  I did receive a free copy of this book for review purposes from the company.  All opinions in this post are my own and not influenced by the company.  

Monday, June 4, 2012

Tot School- Summer Time

Our library has started their summer reading program.  We are all signed up to read books.  If she reads 20 books this summer she wins a free game of put put golf and also get a prize each week for reading 5 books.  She loves trips to the library.  They have computers, a train table and so many books!!  We will be planning to go at least once a week.  They also have programs and special guests all summer long, seems like some fun events.  Most libraries do some sort of summer reading program make sure you check in to see what your local library is up to this summer.  

We are planning to spend alot of time outside this summer what fun!!  Little bit loves going for bike rides and kayaking trips she really enjoys any kind of outside adventure. 

We have not done as much sit down and work type of school things instead we have added a lot of education into what we are already doing.  Counting crackers, spotting letters in our books.  Talking about front and back when getting in the grocery cart.  She loves playing with her letter magnets on the fridge.  She has two sets and is able to match the letters up.  I am planning to add in a little more paper work back into our school time, but our focus will continue to be learning through the environment.

We got a need toy for tot time at a garage sale this weekend.  It is a pegboard with larger shaped pegs.  It has already been well worth the $1 we paid for it.  So far I have let baby bug explore it on her own she has rearranged the pegs and built tall towers.  I plan to guide her in some sorting with it this week.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Watermelon - easy scoop

Did you know that an ice cream scoop makes a great may to get watermelon pieces?  So simple why did I not realize this before now?  No slicing and stick mess all over my counter.  Just a few simple scoops and I have a bowl of watermelon.  Yum, Yum, watermelon is one of my favorite parts of summer!!
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