It seems that technology is the theme of our week. My oldest son has been working off and on to buy a wiiU but when he finally save up enough money last year to buy it, we found out that the wiiU was no longer being produced because it was being replaced with the Nintendo Switch. Long story short, we talked him out of ordering the last wiiU in California and encouraged him to be patient and wait for the Switch, which finally arrived at our doorstep this week. He's been spending most of his allotted screen time playing the new Zelda game, but when he puts on Snipperclips to play with his little brother and sister, I hear nothing but belly laughs coming from the living room while I cook dinner.
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The sun has been out and the winter doldroms have finally left my house. My son commented the other day, "I have the same amount of school work, but I just seem to be finishing it so much faster!"
I'm so excited that it's finally time to plant my summer garden. The first tomatoes off of the vine are something we all get excited about!
My baby drew "a guy" and isn't this one of the cutest first stick figures ever! He even has hair and feet!
We explored some trails not far from our home. Aren't they gorgeous--so many shades of green!
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The latest book that I've started reading is Natural Born Heroes by Christopher McDougall and I am thouroughly enjoying it. I had read his book Born to Run previously and was fascinated. Born to Run explores the capacity humans have for extreme endurance running and centers on a race staged between some of the greatest living endurance runners and a tribe of native Mexican runners in the Copper Canyons of Mexico. Born to Run made me want to toss my running shoes and run.
Natural Born Heroes explores the human capacity for heroism. This book specifically focuses on a band of resistance fighters composed of rag tag Cretians descended from the culture that produced Odysseus, Achilles, and Hercules, farm boys from New Zeland, and British professors and poets who had spent their life studying the heroic epics and were dropped behind enemy lines to cause havoc. This unlikely group of heroes made a stand against a Nazi invasion of elite forces that were specially trained, heavily armed, and given a dose of meth-like drugs before being dropped onto the island of Crete. Then they went and kidnapped the head of the Nazi forces on the island. McDougall doesn't just tell their story, he explores how what they did was even humanly possible, which is a different take than most books like this. So far it's a fascinating read.