Wednesday, March 25, 2009

A Passion for Children's books

So... Have I ever told you how much I love children's books?????
My favorite thing is to read books to my kids. Just this last year we
have rented nearly 500 books! I am determined to have my children
love reading , and realize that a book can take you anywhere. Being
the visual person that I am though... I must say that I am smitten
with the illustrations , and if they are not appealing ...well..then the
book has to be fabulous in a different way or I may overlook it. My
older son and I now of course, enjoy the unillustrated chapter books
together. Our favorites there are of course Harry Potter books, Alex Rider series, Island of the Blue Dolphins, Bridge to Terabithia, The Roald Dahl books, Little House, Where the Red Fern Grows, There are so many great ones. We love the Dk Eyewitness books too ( I still love those humorous, or heartwarming, children's picture books though!)

My theory is just have fun reading!
Above are a handful of books we have liked ...but there are soooo many more!
I love the creative ones, the hilarious ones, the ones that really help you learn about science and nature ...and the books that make us cry!
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Friday, March 20, 2009

Donning the green!

Oh yes! St. Patricks day arrived here too! WE wore green ....(except Marsh, he actually wore green by mistake earlier though!)WE listened to celtic music all day long ....Irish Lullabyes, Celtic instrumentals, and of course Kate Rusby! We read some Leprechaun stories, and even went over the history and folk lore. Lime muffins were on the menu along with limeaid and homemade Irish potatoe soup( I even through in some broccoli for the green!)! Well... I'm pretty sure that along with our mixture of Swedish , Scottish, English and Danish ancestors there is an Irish line right??????
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Woo Hoo Fun outside!!!

YES! The out doors is our playground now!!! Talk about CABIN FEVER!!!!
It may only last a couple of days ... but hey grap it while you can RIGHT?
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Betsey's Birthday

We love you Betsey! We couldn't ask for anyone sweeter than you for a
daughter-inlaw ! And you are the best mom ever to your kids! We miss your smile around here so much. Can't wait to see you soon.
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Monday, March 2, 2009

Arianne turns 4!!!!!!!!!

Happy Birthday Arianne!!!! We love you sooooo much!
You are so adorable , spunky, and sweet! We already miss you.
You are a real fairy princess. Thankyou for being in our life !
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