Sunday, October 16, 2011

The Soldiers Wife ****

A novel full of grand passion and intensity, The Soldier's Wife asks "What would you do for your family?" "What should you do for a stranger?" and "What would you do for love?"
As World War II draws closer and closer to Guernsey, Vivienne de la Mare knows that there will be sacrifices to be made. Not just for herself, but for her two young daughters and for her mother-in-law, for whom she cares while her husband is away fighting. What she does not expect is that she will fall in love with one of the enigmatic German soldiers who take up residence in the house next door to her home. As their relationship intensifies, so do the pressures on Vivienne. Food and resources grow scant, and the restrictions placed upon the residents of the island grow with each passing week. Though Vivienne knows the perils of her love affair with Gunther, she believes that she can keep their relationship and her family safe. But when she becomes aware of the full brutality of the Occupation, she must decide if she is willing to risk her personal happiness for the life of a stranger.
Last month the Monday after Labor day my baby started preschool. Tuesday morning of course she sleeps in til eight when she needs to be at school at 9:30. That morning she wakes up and I try being really happy and cheerful tying to get her excited about going.... however she wasn't really looking forward to it. Lyric kept saying " Mommy can you just come with me?" of course I just had to keep repeating "I'll drive you there" :( But I dropped her off and she just went in and when it was time to pick her up two and half hours later she yells" Mom" right when she saw me, and it made me feel awesome, it was the kind of yell that meant she had lots to tell me. And I was right.... she loved it!! She is going two days a week and that's not good enough she wants to go everyday!!

 Second day of school... Since I took her picture the first day Lyric thought we had to have another!

For School Lyric's teacher Miss Dani wanted to have the class decorate pumpkins for the Benson Grism Mill Pumpkin walk and the theme was Dr Suese, and it so happened that Lyric love the Grinch!! ( The day Lyric had to turn her pumpkin in)

The day of Lyric's first field trip at the Pumpkin Walk. She was so excited to go and look for her pumpkin but was disappointed when we didn't get to take it home.

Lyric playing in the kids Hay Maze