Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Happenings at our House
We are all loving this rainy weather. Although its not cold at night time the three of us (Bill, Rhianna and I ) are climbing into bed to watch Season 2 of Little House on the Prairie.
I love this series for a lot of reasons. Firstly it takes me back to my own childhood. You never have to worry about inappropriate content and of course Michael Landon (aka Charles Ingalls) was the moral compass of the 1970's. So, a good wholesome lesson for the youngsters in every episode.
Last night was an episode about Mary getting glasses and being called four eyes at school - so its a great avenue to talk about things like name calling and kids being different. I highly recommend it if you have kids around 6-12 years of age.

Rhianna and I picked up a copy of Pippi Longstocking at the Op shop yesterday for 20 cents. It's a chapter book that's appropriate for her age and we read a chapter last night after LHOTP and before sleep. This also brings back fond childhood memories as I read this same book when I was about 7.
Here's an update on the knitting. The squares are building up and I am still enjoying it.

Miss Rhianna lost 2 teeth last week - the tooth fairy was very busy at our house. And we enjoyed our last afternoon by the pool on Sunday before the rain started. This little girl adores her daddy - can you tell??

Hope you all are having a lovely week.


Debbie said...

I have watched the full series of LHOTP over and over again ...love it.
I so wanted to live like them even as a kid :0)
Your knitting is coming along good.

Vanessa said...

Debbie, I hope to eventually collect the series. I think there are about 10 seasons. We are up to season 2 and absolutely loving it.
My Mum is coming to visit in the school holidays and is going to show me how to start knitting those squares up.

Busy mum of 3 said...

Hi I am new to reading your site, and have been enjoying it. When I read your blog today about watching LHOTP I had to smile. There are other kindred spirits out there after all.

Michelle said...

oh, so much to say
*the squares look great - can't wait to see them together!
*I LOVE Pippi Longstocking - hope I still have my copy somewhere, I read it SO many times in my childhood
*I don't think I've ever seen TLHOTP - maybe we could borrow yours one day??

Emma said...

OH TLHOTP sounds like it would be right up there with Anne of green gables *sigh* how I love love love Anne and Gilbert!!!! LOL. so much better than all the sex, drugs and violence they carry on with in movies these days!!!!

Linda said...

I have just finished reading Pollyanna Grows Up, lovely. I read the first Pollyanna novel not long ago.

Ailsa said...

My girls adore Little House, we have quite a few dvd's of it. My 7 year old got Pippi Longstocking for her birthday and she's slowly getting thru it.

Angela said...

I remember the episode when Mary got glasses! Love LHOTP- sounds fun to watch in bed with your favorite people. My husband and I love to watch the Mary Tyler Moore show and Bob Newhart- we both loved them while growing up and occasionally we'll remember watching an episode from all those years ago.

Also a big Pippi fan- I actually wear an orange Pippi t-shirt to yoga sometimes. I don't have a little girl, so I have to be one myself I guess.

The last photo is priceless.