The kids’ school gets really into Read Across America week. They had fun activities in the classes, celebrity readers (Jim Cummings, the voice of Winnie the Pooh, read to the kids!), and on Friday, they got to dress as their favorite character from a book. At first, James wanted to dress as Pete the Cat (his favorite), but he eventually decided to wear pajamas instead (the other option the kids had). Annabel said, “I’ve worn my pajamas soooo many times to school,” and chose to dress as Hermione from Harry Potter. I should have gotten a closeup of her hair because it was big and wild, just like Hermione’s. I love activities like this that make books come to life.

Around The ‘Net

~States move to restrict parents’ refusal to vaccinate their kids

~Could Your Mindset Affect How Well A Treatment Works?

~Australian siblings are semi-identical twins, some of the rarest humans ever

~One Twin Committed the Crime — but Which One? A New DNA Test Can Finger the Culprit

~What Brexit preppers are stockpiling

~I Spent 4 Weeks Near Death In The ICU. Here’s What I Learned Struggling For My Life.

~Safety Toni Harris makes history by signing with Missouri NAIA football team

~How Genetic Sleuthing Helped a Kidnapped Girl Recover Her Identity

~How I Became a Robot in London—From 5,000 Miles Away

~I Spent 16 Months Of My Childhood Locked In A Warehouse

~Watch teens rescue boy dangling from ski lift

~Why the Life-Insurance Industry Wants to Creep on Your Instagram

~Beatles fan sends 1968 Life magazine back to public library he stole it from as a kid

~Officials Warn Drivers Not to Park by Hydrants: ‘Is a Closer Parking Spot Worth the Broken Windows?’\]=

Fun Finds

~Has anyone tried one of these face vacuums? Okay, they’re technically called, “pore cleansers”  but since it literally vacuums gunk out of your pores, I’m calling it a face vacuum. I’m intrigued by this one, it has good reviews.
~To give Annie her “Hermione Hair” I used a combo of a crimping iron/straight iron and a wave iron.
~These masks are creepy and amazing. Mostly creepy, though.

Happy Sunday, everyone!