I can’t remember what I was asking Lily to do when I took these pictures, but her response was, “But mom… I’m planning out my puppet show.” Now how can I interrupt that with insignificant things like chores? Sooner or later she will figure out all my weaknesses. She will know all the activities I can’t interrupt for chores. Then she’ll spend the whole day reading books, writing puppet shows, getting her brother to giggle, writing letters to her aunts and grandmas and a chore will never be accomplished again. (It doesn’t sound too bad, does it?)
Have I mentioned how happy I am that it’s summer. Lily and I have been having so much fun together. Thank you all again for your wonderful book suggestions. Since then we have read and loved the first of the Dancing Shoes series, The BFG, Misty of Chincoteague, Howl’s Moving Castle (a bit advanced for Lily, but I loved it), and The Five Little Peppers and How They Grew (my personal favorite)--Lily leapt out of her chair and cheered at the oh-so-happy ending. With summer here we have more delicious reading time and outdoor reading weather.
Now, on to my "birth month" give-aways. First let me say WOW! You guys are just overflowing with great ideas. Now I need to buy some new Converse sneakers for Lily, just to put a brad in the shoelace hole. I chose a winner at random, and the winner of the Heather Bailey brad set is....Hana. Congarats, Hana. I hope you find all sorts of mischief for the little guys.
This leads me to a little detour:
I had a sneak peak at Heather's store (OPENING MONDAY!!!!!!!!!!!) And let me just say, holy cow!!! If you guys think those little brads I made out of Heather's fabric are cute, you should see all the scrap book supplies with her designs on it. It will all be in her online store on Monday and the prices are irresistible. We'll have to have another brain storm session about all the things to do with Heather's charming little die cuts, or paper trims. Oooooh I can hardly wait.
OK, back to give-aways....
This week's is a little give-away for everyone. To help your books return home safely, I designed this
Simply download them (click here or use the link on the side bar), print them, cut them out, and mount them on the inside covers of your books. A little rubber cement or a glue stick should do the trick. Or you can print them on full page labels. Lily has already laid claim to several books this way. Enjoy! and do keep the book recommendations coming.