Wednesday, May 2, 2012

April Showers

April left a little quickly but was filled with excitement!

This young woman turned 20 on the 5th. 
This young man turned 17 on the 28th. 

I'm working on a graduation party for Teenage Boy. His lab school is closing which has caused him to reevaluate and graduate early.  Wow.  That's a lot to take in.

After attending many grad parties in the past we knew we wanted to make less of an earthly impact.  We didn't want a huge garbage can to be filled up with paper plates, cups, and streamers.  After searching local party stores I ended up ordering compost-able plates and cups from Amazon.  I feel ecstatically happy about this decision.  We are having root beer floats, Bugles (TB favorite snack-so not healthy), popcorn popped by me, and turkey hot dogs roasted over our fire pit.

I  read three good books in April:

1. The Birchbark House by Louise Erdrich.
2. The Clockwork Three by Matthew J. Kirby.
3. Crossed by Allie Condie.

I went to only one movie, Bully,  but it was life-changing. I recommend it to everyone, 4th grade and above.  Even Groovy Girl saw it and she made it through the few bad words.  We went as a family and had a great discussion afterwards.  I cried continuously and have felt moved to talk to everyone about it.

Groovy Girl had her skating program and Spring is official for her as there are no more Saturday morning skating lessons.

Happy May.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Lots of great life-affirming stuff going on in your house! And may I say that now I want a root beer float. I don't know whether or not to thank you or curse you ... =]