Reading for fun

My son’s love reading. And find books that would peak their interests wasn’t to hard. I found a list online and I wanted to share it:

The 39 Clues
Across Five Aprils
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
The Adventure of Tintin
Aesop’s Fables
Artemis Fowl
Babe the Gallant Pig
Billy Budd
Black Like Me
The Book Thief
Brian’s Winter
Bridge to Terabithia
Bud, Not Buddy
The Butter Battle Book
The Call of the Wild
The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Charlotte’s Web
The Chosen
A Christmas Carol
The Chronicles of Narnia (series)
Crossing the Wire
David Copperfield
Diary of a Wimpy Kid (series)
Defeat of the Ghost Riders
Discworld (series)
Doctor Dolittle (series)
Dune
Encyclopedia Brown (series)
Everybody’s Revolution
Falling Up
Far North
Football Genius
The Friendship
The Giving Tree
The Graveyard Book
Great Expectations
The Great Quarterback Switch
Grimm’s Fairy Tales
The Hardy Boys (series)
Harry Potter (series)
Hatchet
The Hobbit
Holes
Honus & Me
Horton Hears a Who!
The Hunger Games
James and the Giant Peach
Joey Pigza (series)
Johnny Tremain
A Light in the Attic
Lord of the Flies
The Lord of the Rings (series)
Magic Treehouse (series)
Maniac Magee
Maximum Ride (series)
The Maze Runner
Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIHM
My Father’s Dragon (series)
My Side of the Mountain
Of Mice and Men
The Old Man and the Sea
Old Yeller
On My Honor
The Outsiders
Percy Jackson & the Olympians (series)
The Tale of Peter Rabbit
The Phantom Tollbooth
The Red Badge of Courage
The River
Robinson Crusoe
The Sea Wolf
A Separate Peace
A Series of Unfortunate Events (series)
The Shadow Children (series)
Shane
Shiloh
Siddhartha
Sounder
The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairy Stupid Tales
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Stuart Little
Sunrise Over Fallujah
The Tale of Despereaux
Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing
The Time Machine
To Build a Fire
To Kill a Mockingbird
Travel Team
Treasure Island
Tuck Everlasting
Tuesdays with Morrie
The War of the Worlds
Watership Down
Wayside School (series)
Where the Sidewalk Ends
Where the Red Fern Grows
Where the Wild Things Are
White Fang
The Wind in the Willows
A Wrinkle in Time

We have fun with reading. My kids get “Our Home” (ourhomeapp.com) chore points for each book they read. I give them 10 pts for 30 min. They need to read at least 3 hours a week. For the books on this list they get 250 pts.

More than the points they really enjoy having task and being part of a moving element in the house.

Our family time is so important. We always take this time seriously.

It is part of being #Fannytasticlife

It’s Nerf or nothing…

My goodness with my three sons, getting shot by stray foam bullets and bullets with my name on it, just from their Nerf crossfire; this a regular everyday thing with the #Chicoboyz

I am one that almost always allows it and doesn’t pick of a weapon to defend my self…just the lazer mommy stare.

Recently, at work, someone incorporated some Nerf guns to eliminate stress and to blow off the steam. I thought in the beginning…”what the heck”… but it truly is entertaining to watch.

I decided to get some Nerf guns for work and join in. I have never felt so much joy, I even put special messages on the bullets.

I honestly feel young, again. About 15 years or so have been shaved off my work age. I honestly suggest every business, company, corporation to give this out to the employees. Because “it Nerf or nothing” in this #Fannytasticlife

Got hope?

Recently my father passed away.  I have been torn to write down anything for a while.  When he passed I quickly wrote an obituary (never sent in) and a ulogy (never spoken) but we had heard that his death may have been murder, torture or he may be alive; uncertain. Nevertheless,  we then we found out that it was true.

How could this be? My father was suppose to come back to the United States this year; he had waited the ten years.  All that stood between us was paperwork, filing and an interview.

My heart cracked and I just dont feel the same.  I had forgotten the golden rule that my dad told me. Since, I was a little girl my father would say…”Fanny lower your expectation so it doesn’t hurt so much in the end”… I always thought that my dad was silly to say this, and most of his catch phrases.  However, now, not as a an adult but an adult who experienced his passing; suddenly all his phrases make sense and have transitioned into defining statements.

Here are some examples and what I believe may have been verses from songs.  In my home, he constantly used them to emphasize moments:

“Caught you with the meat in your mouth”

“Distance, don’ let them take you away”

“Trash, don’ pick it up, don’t throw your life away”

“You wouldn’t buy spoiled milk, so why would you buy anything less than an A”

“But, do you love me”

“Via con Dios”

“Smile, when you feel like crying”

“We are still on earth, together”

“Eleanor, me for, Amor, the door rhyme with Fanor”

“I dreamt of your mother, she loves you”

“My Shari”

I see that now; the meaning.

Hope, I have it; and for the rest of my #Fannytasticlife

 

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In memory of:

Ramiro Fanor Alanez Melean

03.11.49 to 08.27.17

 

 

Time has lapsed…

Many changes occurred in this lapse of time. I will share later; each milestone and I apologize for the wait but li fe swallowed me for a second and now I have been digested.

Getting back to being #fannytasticlife in a rebirth.