Monday, November 21, 2016


While we were in Colorado, Kotten Kandy and Fig Newton went to a dance!  They had so much fun!  I am soooooooooooooooo glad that my baby girl took pictures and shared them with me!  She knows that I love blogging and sharing!  So it means a lot to this mom, that my daughter got pictures for me!  (Thanks, Kotten Kandy!)
I love this crazy bunch of kids!
Guarana, Fig Newton, Kotten Kandy and Chex
(Apple Jacks was cut out of the picture on accident - she was sitting down....)
On the trip, I finished another book.  To say I had conflicting thoughts about this book would be an understatement.
I began reading The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern because it came highly recommended.  I had high expectations, which probably contributes to the disappointment I felt when 20 pages before the end, there was a highly inappropriate scene (2 paragraphs) that I found pornographic.  The rest of the story was innocent and clean.  There is also ONE F-word.  No other foul language at all.
The imagery was breathtaking.  I loved the descriptions and imagery.  I enjoyed the mysterious characters and the magic sprinkled throughout.  But I couldn't relate to the protagonists.  They were not developed well and very shallow.  I did like a few of the characters better: Poppet, Widget and Bailey (spoiler alert:  He becomes Bailey - from Barnum and Bailey!)  I also thought that the story itself moved REALLY slowly.  I did like the ending.  It was appropriate for these characters.
I guess, when I read a book, I would rather have a gripping story with thought provoking ideas and interesting characters than a book that just creates a pretty picture - even if the pretty picture is a picture of a magical, beautiful circus.


  1. Kotton Kandy, don't encourage her. ;-) (Hey you make a cute cowgirl.)
    Grandpa Mac

  2. The dance looks like my kind of dance. ;) Yee-Haw!

  3. The dance does look like one made just for Aunt GJ! It also looks like one made just for cowgirls, Katia and Fern. :)
    I don't feel quite so 'behind' if I don't need to read Night Circus. Thanks for previewing them, Sundy Lea... MOM