The Mommy

The Mommy

about us...

I'm The Mommy, a SAHM to Maggie & Ellie. I'm married to Big Daddy, an engineer, grad student and our hard-working provider.
I blog instead of scrapbooking in hopes of preserving a part of our life for the future.
We enjoy beach trips, going to Church and spending time together...all as a family...because that's what we are.

our VP miracle, Maggie

our VP miracle, Maggie
loves homeschooling, sign language, Jesus, reading, church, writing songs and dancing

our sweet Ellie

our sweet Ellie
loves her sister, going to church and the library, singing, babies, chocolate and being naked

Friday, January 8, 2010

Library Books

Since we moved back to my hometown, I've started checking out books at the local library for The Muffin. I never checked out library books in Sanford, but we would always read at least one book in the children's room after Storytime each week. At our new library, we try to get a few books at a time and The Muffin also likes to get at least one movie. I've found that it's best to go any other time than Thursday before or after Storytime.

I usually only get to read the books a couple of times because Muff likes to make up or retell the story in her own way. This provides lots of entertainment for me and Ellie! I try to browse through the books to make sure that there aren't too many words and I also look for inappropriate words since I found the "F" word (fart, not fat or that other "f" word) in an Arthur book once. If a book has great illustrations then I'm more likely to want to read it to the girls.

How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight? by Jane Yolen & Mark Teague
There are lots of other How Do Dinosaurs ___ books to go along with this one. It would be great for a little boy or girl who is interested in dinosaurs or that needs a little help in one of the areas mentioned in the books.This has rhyming words and great illustrations. I remembered this one from our old library and thought it would be nice to read again.

Celestine Drama Queen
by Penny Ives
I'm sure you can guess why I picked this one for our little drama queen!! Celestine is a little duck that wants to be a star! She creates little outfits for herself and sometimes insists on being called by a different name. (I think this book is about my Muffin) Maggie really enjoyed this story and it's illustrations. It had a few more words than what I like, but it was so cute!

Llama Llama Mad At Mama by Anna Dewdney
This is another series that we love! Llama Llama is a lot like Maggie too! Little Llama goes through lots of the same things that our toddlers go through from tantrums and separation anxiety (Llama Llama Misses Mama) to having trouble going to bed (Llama Llama Red Pajama). This book also has rhyming words which are great for teaching toddlers how to rhyme and keeping them interested in the story.

Along Came You by Karona Drummond, illustrated by Estelle Corke
This was the last book that I picked out and I'm sure it was the pink cover and glittery letters that caught my eye. And maybe that the mom and daughter on the front reminded me of me and my Muffin) This book would be sweet to give a new mom as a gift. The mom goes through all of the things that have changed in her life since she became a mother, from decorating her house to going out and about.

The Invisible String by Patrice Karst, illustrated by Geoff Stevenson
I started reading this one in the library and had to stop because it was that sweet. The mom tells her twins about an invisible string that always connects them to the ones that they love...even their loved ones in Heaven. The pictures are simple and cute and the story really stuck with Muff. I'm going to read this one to her several times and remind her of the invisible string that connects us when we're not close together.


Tara said...

Maybe I should go check out library books and give A something new to look at. They all sound good but that last one is perfect!!

patrice karst said...

Hi Ladies,

I am the author of The Invisible String and happened to do a google search and saw your lovely post! So many children and those that love them have been moved by my book! Thank you for helping spread the word and the message... take a look at my newest children's book- The Smile that Went Around the World! I think that you will like it!

Bless you all!

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