Friday, October 22, 2010

Friday Fave Fives

It's been a busy week, though not quite as hectic as last week. The following are five things for which I enjoyed most from my week:

1. Autumn. I love the cool crisp days of autumn. I love when the leaves begin to change colors, but have not yet dropped. I took this picture yesterday at a farm where we went pumpkin picking.2. Three year-olds and Pumpkin Excitement. As I mentioned, we went to a farm yesterday to pick out pumpkins. There was lots to do besides pumpkin picking and my daughter had a blast. She picked out a pumpkin that she said was "just my size." We saw lots of farm animals. I love watching life through her eyes, it's always so exciting.

3. Book of the week. I took a break from everything on my nightstand to read a book that while not exactly connected to the Maud Hart Lovelace Reading Challenge is closely related. I read That Dodger Horse by Delos W. Lovelace, Maud's husband. It was a lot of fun to read and I'm hoping to post a review early to mid next week. I particularly enjoyed the book because Delos has his own writing style, yet I can still see parallels between his writing and that of his fictional counterpart, Joe.

4. Surprise of the week. Along the topic of the MHLRC... Since I own all the books in the Betsy-Tacy and Deep Valley series I am now on the hunt for the rest of Maud's books. This has proven a little difficult as 90% of the other titles are out of print and those that can be found tend to be expensive. So you can imagine my surprise and excited when I discovered an affordable copy What Cabrillo Found. I ordered it and was doubly surprised when it arrived within only a couple days. I probably won't have time to read it this year, but I'm fine with saving it for next fall when we return for the 3rd annual Maud Hart Lovelace Reading Challenge.

5. Song of the week. Walking On the Stars as performed by Group 1 Crew. It's not the greatest video (fan made), but it was the best I could find. Enjoy!

Have five favorite things from your week you'd like to share? Head over to Living To Tell The Story and link up your post.


Islandsparrow said...

I loved when my kids were little and we'd take them to pumpkin and apple orchards - such fun to watch their delight!

You are making me want to re-read all the Lovelace books - but they don't even carry them in our library system anymore. I need to have a chat with their purchasing committee!

Happy weekend!

S. Mehrens said...

Islandsparrow, yes you should! You might also mention that popular authors such as Meg Cabot, Judy Blume, Mitali Perkins and Melissa Wiley have written forwards for the reprints.

All the BT books are in print, with the highschool years just out last year and the DV series this year.

Melissa said...

The fall colors look beautiful, and pumpkin picking sounds like fun!

Great find on the book you were seeking! Gotta love those sweet surprises.

Have a wonderful week!

Carrie said...

Hey! Congrats on the other Lovelace find! That's awesome. (And I understand the thrilling feeling.)

Three year olds and pumpkin patches? Yes! The best!

Hope you all have a great weekend!

Dee said...

Just love your blog banner. The Betsy-Taci books are great. Have you tried to look for out-of-print books? Some times I've had good luck hunting for copies there.

Amy said...

I also love fall...all the wonderful colors!
I am enjoying the MHL book, thanks to you! They are rather addicting and I am hoping to get to the library this week to get a few more that I requested!!

Happy FFF! Praying you have a wonderful weekend!

Jerralea said...

I loved taking my kids to the pumpkin patch when they were little!

Great find on the Lovelace book!

coffeewoman said...

Another wonderful fave 5 post. I so enjoy reading your posts!

Brenda said...

Children and pumpkin patches really are something to be thankful for. So is all of your fun reading!

Laura said...

Isn't Fall the greatest? I just love those punkin patch trip and the resulting photos!

I've got to check out those Lovelace books. Have a great week ahead!

Susanne said...

I love fall but have yet to see a real live pumpkin patch.