8 hours ago
Jun. 4, 2012
Enjoying a drink in the sunshine while dinner was cooking:
Dinner prepped and ready to go on the bbq :)
Sam and Susannah baked oatmeal and chocolate chip squares together:
Tonight I cut the grass then sat on the deck to relax. All in all a lovely day :)
Sams sucker from yesterday that he continues to work on :)
Sunlight this afternoon:
Waiting in the theatre for the movie to start tonight:
Sam loves playing outside sooooo much. He and I are outside almost all the time now. He keeps telling me how he doesn't want to move and wants to stay here because he loves all the trees and space and his mud pile...of all the kids it will be Sam hardest hit by a move into town. He is very much a country/ outside/ get dirty and climb trees kind of boy! He has plans to finish the treehouse, build a fort, grow things....he loves the pond and the woods and is always asking em to head off with him into the woods for a walk. He also loves hunting for stones on the driveway...digging holes in the back yard to look for bones and treasure...catching bugs and frogs and watching the birds with me..
The moon tonight was stunning! It was huge and low in the sky as the sun went down - and when we got home it was peeking out from behind the house:
It really was a stunning sight coming back from town:
Susannah finished The Hunger games trilogy this week - and I had decided not to read it, so tonight we headed to the movie theatre to see the first movie. Abigail was very excited to see the movie too, so she came with us.
It was a very interesting movie - very well made, and exciting - but I can't say that I 'enjoyed' it. I think being a Mom has much to do with that though. I found the storyline quite disturbing. The idea of almost an entire society happily watching a reality tv show each year in which children slaughter each other.
At one point it really was literally a blood-bath.
I just can't imagine any point in time where a society would think this was normal and exciting and fun. Especially women - and yet women in the production studio were assisting with it all. No emotion, no sense of injustice.
I know it is fiction and not going to ever happen - but it was obviously in someones mind - and I suppose when you think of what Hitler did with no emotion - well perhaps it is possible to create a society that accepts it as the norm.