Wednesday, June 20, 2007
Random Tidbits
*** Early thanks -- VBS this week! How I love the week of VBS. Our church is hosting this week, and I am so grateful for all the people that make this time possible for so many children in our community -- my three absolutely included.

***Discovering -- We are finding out that JD Green is very definitely an introvert at heart. He is always agreeable with getting together with other friends, but he came to DP and me after VBS on Monday and said, "You know, guys, I just need some time alone. Can I go have siesta now?" This coming from a 7-year-old. I sure wish I had discovered some of those deep things about myself years ago! A book to help give you and your children insight into their personality would be: The Treasure Tree, by John Trent. Our kids have loved this book and enjoy seeing bits and pieces of themselves illustrated through the whimsical characters in this colorful children's book.

***Enjoying -- We did a split up movie date today after grabbing some on-the-go food after VBS. The guys chose the new animated Surf's Up. DP gave it a hearty thumbs up, proclaiming it a future "owner" and also declaring it better than one of our all-time faves, Finding Nemo. He and JD had a blast, and it far exceeded any pre-movie expectations they had for it. Definitely, a Peachy Keen!

So, the girls were on their own. We went to see Nancy Drew, and I was not disappointed. I checked it out at Plugged In online, and if you've never used that service from Focus on the Family -- I would heartily encourage it before you and your family head on over to the local theatre the next time. It has helped us immensely over the years.

Anyhoo, I wasn't really sure how much I'd like the movie, other than Emma Roberts being in it and her extraordinary resemblance to her Auntie Julia. I have always been a fan of Julia, to some extent, so I thought it cool to watch her niece's debut in a large market film.

I was never a Nancy Drew fan, being a Trixie Belden kind of girl, myself. I also haven't been able to sell my girls on reading Nancy either. I think, after seeing this movie, that might have changed. I'm pretty sure our future visits to the library will include some Nancy mysteries in the stacks we bring home.

This movie was cute, well-written, and quite clean. For the low-down review, you can head on over to the Plugged In site, but from my perspective -- it dealt with the idea of an independently spirited young girl who knows who she is and what she's about better than just about any movie pointed at this age group has in a very long time.

Nancy is looked at differently by her peers, but by just being true to herself she gains the respect and admiration of everyone around her. Both of my girls left the movie wanting to dress like her and investigate mysteries like her. I'm okay with that. As a mom who supports modesty for young girls, I was pleased with the overall impression Nancy left my girls -- it's okay to stand out in the crowd and be yourself, even if it isn't the most popular choice.

***So, that's what's going on at the Peachy house today. Tune in for more later and an upcoming episode of filling up the tank with Thanks tomorrow.

  Pam fearlessly posted at 6/20/2007 04:41:00 PM  
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At Wednesday, June 20, 2007 7:02:00 PM, Blogger Susanne said...

My heart did a little skip! Someone else who actually was a Trixie Beldon fan not Nancy Drew. I loved Trixie Beldon, and read and reread her books all through my growing up years.

At Wednesday, June 20, 2007 8:23:00 PM, Blogger Melissa @ Breath of Life said...

I never read Trixie, but I have a friend who loved her. I want to check some of those out from the library & introduce my daughter to them. I WAS a Nancy girl.

Sounds like you're having a great week!

How's the patient?

At Wednesday, June 20, 2007 9:03:00 PM, Blogger Kate said...

love plugged in! and although it tells you every single detail in a movie...
yeah for vbs! glad you are having a good week peach!

At Wednesday, June 20, 2007 11:15:00 PM, Blogger Linda said...

Sounds like a fun day Peach. I never read Nancy Drew either, but I'm a complete mystery fan. I use the Focus website for movie reviews for myself. It helps me immensely. I vowed never again to find myself in a movie theater feeling thoroughly ashamed of myself. They do a great job on the reviews.
Enjoy the rest of the week!!

At Thursday, June 21, 2007 3:15:00 PM, Blogger Beth/Mom2TwoVikings said...

Oh, what a teaser at the end!! I'm gonna have to go read the post from today now! LOL Plus - NANCY DREW RULES! *wink*


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