Saturday, September 30, 2017

Fun Surprise and a Great Book for Kids

In mid-September our  friend     invited us to a surprise party for their  two daughters.  It was also a surprise for our  kids because  we did not told them that we were attending a  birthday party of their friends.  We have done this before and  they  were completely surprised  that we  pulled a trick on them.  This time, we  said that we will  see if the girls would  like to come and play tennis with us and they  were  excited about it.  When we got there, they saw some  kids in their classes getting off their car and they immediately got the message.

 I admire their Mom for  getting this  surprise party a secret because I am sure could not pull it off  if I were her lol.  They created a diversion for the girls, they were at  their friend's house until the party   is ready to  start with all their friends there waiting for them.  It was funny seeing their reaction.
 It's awesome when you have a swimming pool in your backyard because it is a great entertainment for the kids.  My kids didn't know that I packed them their swimsuits but  they were delighted when I handed them the beach bag containing  what they need to join the fun.
 It was really a fun surprise for everybody.  Even the adults have enjoyed the party.  Thanks to the Mascio family for inviting us over to their new  home.
 I also want to share this great book that Wisdom Tales have sent me for my kids to read and reflect  on.  It is called Talking to God, it is about the list of prayers for children  from the world's religion.  
An award winning  author and illustrator, Demi, shows in this book how Jews, Christians, and Muslims pray.  Also included are prayers  for Hindus, Buddhists, Taoists, and Shintoists.  There is also  prayers from African and American Indians.  
I love the fact that Demi also included an appendix with notes on the  the prayers and illustrations.  She  described clearly what the prayer is about and also the illustrations.  
My son's favorite  prayer are the Taoism and Shintoism.  They are short but precise, direct to the point and  very easy to understand for  little kids.
Taoism Prayer:" In dealing with others, know how to be gentle and kind" (Lao Tzu)
Shintoism Prayer :O spirits, wash away my sins from me" (Traditional Prayer) 
Disclosure: The owner of this blog was NOT financially compensated to write this review.  I was provided with the complimentary product/s mentioned  for testing purposes and to help me  facilitate this review but  opinions are my own.


  1. It looks like they had a great time! That looks like a great book, too.

  2. These photos bring back so many memories of my youth and swimming parties with friends. What a wonderful event for them!
    The book - I LOVE that it is inclusive of all religions!
    As a spiritualist, I believe we all should embrace each other's beliefs!

  3. Great review and the pool party looks like it was fun! Thanks for sharing.

  4. I love that this book discusses various religions. We can all coexist while loving our differences and each other.

  5. That sounds like an amazing party! I'm sure you all had a great time. Surprise parties are always so nice. That book is really awesome, it would be a nice gift for the kids.

  6. That looks like a lot of fun. I'm sure everyone had a great time too. I wish I had a pool at my home. I know the kids would use it a lot.

  7. What an amazing and fun surprise! I am going to have to check out this book, it looks wonderful!

  8. It looks like they are having a blast. I love seeing them enjoying swimming.


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