and I am going to enjoy it. I have to say, THANK YOU DENVER. If it wasn’t for moving to Denver, I would never have learned to love football. How can you not learn about football when you live in a town so loyal to the Bronco’s? It is contagious! On Bronco’s game days here, EVERYONE pays attention. Even the grocery stores have the game going, and it seems like everyone is decked out in blue and orange. So, when the Bronco’s run for the Superbowl was over, I thought football for the year would be too. But, wait, what is this??? My home town team pulled off a miracle and Arizona can say something no one ever thought possible, THE CARDINALS ARE IN THE SUPERBOWL!?! I can remember living just outside the old stadium, yes, quite literally, in college during my freshman dorm days. I even worked a few games for extra money when it was offered to our sorority. Game days were full of fun and excitement on the ASU campus but yeah, I can admit, I really didn’t care about the actual game. I know that the Cardinals no longer play at ASU but tomorrow, I am going to close my eyes and remember those days fondly and hopefully watch my hometown claim the Superbowl victory! (oh yeah, and I am going eat that cupcake cake if the boys let me at it)
My friend no such person’s husband has been laid off from the auto industry for quite some time now. It seems like her whole town is. Here in Denver, 6000 more families than expected applied for food stamps last month. Sadly, it is a sign of the times and I am hoping to make just a small difference!
no such person and I put our heads together to see what we could do to help our local communities through our websites and coupon skills. What we came up with was a Virtual Food Drive! She is already hard at work. You have to read this story of how she bought 316 items for $2.35. She really is the coupon queen. If I win the $100 from the Mommy Blogger contest, I am sending it to no such person to shop with as I know she can do much better than I can! I would love to know that my friends were onboard with helping out with the food drive. The goal is to inspire people to donate to their local food banks. Please think about getting involved!
The boys and I were walking around Barnes and Noble last Wednesday and this book caught my eye. We had finished doing PrezQuest and I was looking for something to follow up on that. This book was stuck on a lower shelf in the kids section with others centered on the Inauguration. Well, Barnes and Noble, you should move it so that it catches more peoples attention. It was a phenomenal insight into White House history with such a different perspective! The author Jeff Belanger does an excellent job presenting this as a scientific discovery and exposing facts about the different presidencies in a very enticing way. Rick Powell’s illustrations are stunning.
This book is not for the faint of heart or younger kids. Carter (10 years old) was concerned for Sasha and Malia’s safety but it gave us a wonderful opportunity to discuss the spirit world and my belief system towards that end. He came away with a better understanding of spirits in general. Connor (12 years old) thought it was cool and “accidentally” learned quite a bit about the presidents along the way. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it with the boys and that is why I am recommending it to you. Amazon has it cheaper than B&N right now:
Who’s Haunting the White House?: The President’s Mansion and the Ghosts Who Live There