Sunday, November 20, 2011
Happy Sunday Morning!! Hope you're all having a wonderful and lazy day. I'm not really sure where today will take me, but I'm thinking maybe a bit of organizing around the house. And laundry. Don't you wish that laundry could just do itself?
Emilie Buchwald once said that "Children are made readers on the laps of their parents."
Can I share a secret that one of the things that I look forward to with my children is curling up with them at bedtime and reading the next chapter of a book? I stole away several of my own childhood books when I left home and have been collecting books here and there. However, these books are for one day--not books that I could hope that a baby or toddler would have the attention to tolerate. Even now Elle is more interested in eating the bunny than patting the bunny.
Even though my colorful picture chapter books will have to wait for another day, I've been slowly building up a collection of books for the babe. Several I received as gifts and a few I picked up here and there--at this point mostly Susan Boynton and Dr. Seuss (I've become quite good at reading Fox in Socks!). I've also fallen in love with Goodnight Moon and You Are My I Love You.
I don't think Elle's tastes are very discerning right now, but mine are. Trust me, you can only read The Going to Bed Book so many times! With the holidays around the corner, I'm hoping you can help me put some more baby and toddler picture/board books on my wishlist (and yes, I've told both parents, that books for the babe ARE gifts they can get ME!).
So tell me...what books are essential for the babe?
On the Blog:
Looking Back to Last Week
**I caught you up on What I've Been Up To
**When Pigs Fly Wordless Wednesday
**Unbroken Book Q&A (you asked, I told)
**I shared my favorite breakfast recipe: German Pancakes
Looking Forward to Next Week
I'm going to attempt to be a more organized blogger by keeping a calendar. I don't really have any events like many of you do (except the 2011 Virtual Advent Tour), but there are several posts that I've been meaning to do for a while and time just gets away. The thought is if I have a visual calendar, I might be able to stay more organized? Not sure what this week will bring--I'd like to get another book post out and Friday marks seven months for Elle. Do you try to organize your blogging or do you just blog as you go?
Any big plans for this week?