HALLOWEEN IS COMING!
Check out their website - it's awesome - the picture comes from there.
This weekend we went to a book fair at Jim Miller Park in Marietta. It was day 3 and I thought all the books would be gone. They were still putting books out!
It was $10 for a box of hardbacks, $5 for paperback. I just mixed my box. It could be any size box - some people had huge boxes. They told me to raise the the box top and tape it and I could fill that too.
I got 150 books and Videos - for the family and my daughter's class at school. It was awesome.
Next year we are thinking about going Friday to see what it was like - I bet it was a mad house!
Now to figure out where all these go! My house already looks like it exploded before the books - but we'll find a place somewhere.
I bought about 50 for myself - so I'll be a busy girl. I even found a book on the history of Alaska.
TY PENNINGTON - HAPPY BIRTHDAY
Ty Pennington was born on October 19, 1964 as Gary Tygert Burton, the second son of child psychologist Yvonne Burton. Yvonne separated from Ty's father when he and his older brother Wynn were very young, and spent several years as a single parent before she eventually remarried. Her new husband adopted both boys, giving them both the Pennington name.
Pennington grew up in Atlanta, primarily in his hometown of Marietta, Georgia. He was considered an unruly child and had difficulty performing throughout school. "I would strip down naked, and hold on the blinds in my classroom as a child and swear along with that if I didn't get my way. I was just a very bad kid overall, I don't know how my mother raised me!" he said in an interview for E! network. He was hyperactive and later diagnosed with ADHD when he was seventeen by his mother, a graduate student in psychology, and his pediatrician, who didn't condone the use of Ritalin. To treat Pennington's ADHD, his mother didn't medicate him with Ritalin, but rather implemented a system called a "Token economy" to end his daily trips to the Principal's office and his disruptive behavior in class. The Token economy was used all through his school career, with varying degrees of success and failure. It wasn't until he was 19 years old that Pennington was treated with medication. He is now a spokesperson for the organization ADHD Experts on Call, and manages his condition with Vyvanse. His mother became a psychologist and focuses on the treatment of ADHD and depression, teaching other parents how to raise ADHD kids with or without medication.