This is our new favorite...
...Andrew and I read a TON of books. I have been reading to him ever since he was a tiny baby, reading a different book to him each night before bed. I think it is important for parents to instill a strong love for reading early on- to make it something fun and interactive that you can share together.
While I went through a huge time period of buying new books all the time for Andrew, we finally clued in to the library and LOVE to go while away time there... we peek through new books, choosing dozens.. and I do mean dozens.. of books to bring home with us. (Hey, there's no limit to how many you can check out- believe me, I asked!) We even go to Barnes & Noble to look at the new books, write down the ones we are interested in, and then go request them from the library. It costs nothing and is something so worthwhile that kids can enjoy. I think so much today gears towards entertaining kids, as opposed to teaching our children how to entertain themselves. Andrew loves to get a stack of books, curl up in his bed, and flip through the pages. And that makes me happy to see. :)
So I want to know which books you loved as a child, or which books you are reading with your kids at the moment?? The one I have pictured above, A Grand Old Tree, might be the sweetest story I've ever seen- the illustrations are what hooked me! :) Andrew and I found it yesterday at the library and he loved finding all of the little animals in the trees when we read it tonite.
Ooooh!!! And you know what else I checked out from the library today that I have been waiting WEEKS for???!! Ghost Whisperer Season Two!!! Wooooooooo!!! You know, I am opting to stay in on a Saturday night and have a date with J. Love and her ghosts... and I couldn't be happier! And tomorrow while Andrew is with his dad all day, I will be snuggled on the couch watching more hehe. I hope you are all enjoying a cozy and happy weekend as well... xo!