July 3, 2013

Pari and Abdullah

Last night I finished reading about Pari and Abdullah, the Afghan siblings you see playing on the front cover of this book by Khaled Hosseini.  It's called And the Mountains Echoed, and I think it's better than his other books, The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns, although they were both good, too.  In this book, the poor family separates the siblings (who were very close to each other), giving 5 year old Pari to a wealthy couple living in the big city, Kabul...  One eventually moves to Paris and the other to California, and do meet again, although many years have passed.  It's a story about loving and caring for the poor and sick.

I crocheted a little purple hat for a friend who is having a baby.  Hannah is actually now working ona  baby blanket for her, using the same purple wool. We're joining in the yarn along today!
Fr. Paul from St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox church is very nice...and his wife and little boy, Nectarios, at the Greek festival over the weekend.
Olivia brought her baklava home and put whipped cream on top!
Have you ever put the candy Mentos into diet soda?  Olivia got a special little plastic tube with a string to pull and drop them in all at once as a birthday party favor (awesome, better than trinkets):
That was fun!  Let's do it again.


elizabeth said...

yay for baby blankets! and for wonderful fun times! :)

Anna said...

That wool is a gorgeous rich purple! I like the exploding-fizz pictures - a friend of mine in Seattle has written a book (and a blog) all about this and lots of other candy experiments:

flyingjen said...

I've heard about the mentos trick, never tried it though. I checked out the Mountains Echoed a couple of weeks ago. Unfortunately I couldn't renew it and wasn't close to finishing, so I'm back on the wait list. I loved a Thousand Splendid Suns I'm glad to hear you liked this one as well.

Heather said...

What a beautiful purple, Im sure it made a beautiful hat! And whipped cream on her baklava...a girl after my own heart!~
Hope you and yours are having a great summer!