Monday, June 22, 2015

Book Review: Denton Little's Death Date: Lance Rubin

Ugh. Here's a book that was recommended to me that I really wish hadn't been. Also I was not aware before getting my hands on a copy that this is a YA book. As usual with YA books these days this book was set in the future with some implausible predicament imposed on society by the government. Also, if you were wondering, yes it is set up for a sequel and what I can only imagine will become a TRILOGY. Far be it from YA authors to do anything different. Will it become a movie too? One can only hope. It was also poorly written and it makes me upset that authors think that teenagers are only capable of reading short sentences and small words. Initially I was sort of hooked into the plot where everybody at birth finds out the exact date of their death and they get to have their funeral the day before etc. It makes for some interesting thinking. In this story the character has known since birth that he will die while he's in high school. What would you do if you knew you were going to die young? What would you do differently in life just knowing the date of your death? Does it matter? This book presumes quickly, however, that these questions are too advanced to ponder and instead focuses on getting the main character drunk and to prom. No. I will not be reading the sequel. Or what I can only guess will be the sequel to the sequel.

Family Photos 2015

We knew we wanted to do family photos around Bowie's first birthday but I wasn't feeling inspired about what to take photo of. Luckily, my amazing and talented friend Toni offered to come to our home and take some very casual photos of us just doing what we do. I love these photos because not only are they beautiful but they are also a perfect snapshot of our life at this time. Here are a few of my favorites. Thank you Toni!

Friday, June 12, 2015

Bowie Bachman: 11 Months

At 11 months...

MILESTONES: Mothers Day, 5 teeth, using a walker and pulling self to stand and walk with assistance, first trip to Iowa, mom is home for the summer!
LIKES: Swimming, drinking from straws, swinging in the yard, cars and saying "vroom", shutting doors and drawers.
DISLIKES: Vegetables, wearing a bike helmet, the word "no", bedtime. 

Here are some photos from my eleventh month...

Grandpa Marcus and I share a beer at Vincent's Cuban Cafe.

I got mom a chocolate bar and a card for Mother's Day

Mother's Day breakfast at Modern Times.

Helping landscape the yard.

Family get together in Iowa.

4 generations of Bachmans.

Having a picnic at Lake Nokomis.