Sunday, June 7, 2009

Finished...




  • with piano and violin for the summer. (They'll each have to play a few times a week to keep up with their Suzuki songs. When you finish a Suzuki book, you give a performance for friends and family that covers the entire book and they're both about 3/4 through).
  • with Harry Potter. It took us six months of reading about an hour every night to get through the thousands of pages. Lots of vocabulary building in these books with a little censorship required. We particularly liked the names of the spells - considering most of them are Latin based.
  • with cable TV. We've talked about getting rid of cable for some time. The only thing we ever watch is some Fox News after the children are in bed. When I'm pregnant, however, I tend to collapse on the couch the minute the children are down and remain there for a good long time. I got somewhat addicted to Jon and Kate during the last pregnancy and now with all the media frenzy surrounding them  - it just doesn't feel right. So we pulled the plug entirely. (Papa, consider yourself forewarned. You may not want to visit us during a big golf event).

  • 5 comments:

    Denise in MN said...

    Sometimes this post comes up and sometimes your last one does???

    Michelle Waters said...

    I noticed that too - I think it's normal now though.

    Mark said...

    Congrats on the cable-free - we wouldn't last a week! (But it's really the Tivo that hooks us)

    As to Fox, ignorance is indeed bliss!

    Nina said...

    I think you know we stopped cable last November and haven't missed it a bit. Our favorite news station(decidely different from yours ;) )has many of it's shows on-line so if we feel really desperate we go on-line.

    I've actually read much more since turning off the cable. Without cable we do not have television access.

    Congrats to the girls. I'm not sure I realized they were participating in Suzuki. That is a lot of work for them and you. So congrats to you as well.

    Suzie said...

    We were no cable for years, but enrolled when we moved out of town. Our favorite show can't be seen without it on TV; however, my hubby has suggested letting it go. We can now watch that show online....

    Congrats to your girls! They look so grown up playing piano & violin.

    Talked with Kris S. this weekend. The little Lutheran church her parents & my in-laws attend celebrated it's 120th. Was fun to see her and her girls. The kids grow so fast!