Everyone enjoys a happy ending and surprise endings can be fun, but clever ending are my favorite! Clever endings are often happy and can be a surprise but they are also uniquely resourceful, smart, and creative. There is nothing like reading a book with a clever resolution for the first time! These are the books I like to own and are often destined for greatness or already classics.
In addition to a husband and wife, parents, children, and siblings, there is now a grandfather, step grandmother, foster parents, an exceptionally young uncle, an aunt, a grandchild, and a niece in our house. All these new roles were delivered in one adorable little 16 month old bundle last week.
After just two days this little miss has identified me as the mother “type” in the house and cries when I leave and shows jealousy when she sees me cuddling my son and daughter. I am surprise at how quickly this happened and I am absolutely amazed at what an easy baby she is! She will eat anything and everything. She ate (neatly I might add) a peanut butter and jelly sandwich today and then swiped half of my daughters. She loves her milk but will also drink water. She loves bananas and oranges. She’s had eggs and broccoli too. So far there hasn’t been anything she hasn’t liked! She sleeps great, wakes in a good mood, and never complains or cries! I had no idea babies could be this easy! My daughter is proving to be an excellent mother’s helper. My son is a bit baffled by her baby antics but I am certain this experience will prove to be character building for him.
There is really no way to not get attached to this happy little baby but truthfully It will feel really good to hand her to back to her mama in a couple months because it will mean that my step daughter is doing well and that will be great. Until then we are planning to have lots of fun with our little visitor!
Tulips are blooming in our neighborhood. On sunny days they glow with sunlight! I think they would look like paper lanterns if they were to glow at night.
Maybe they do glow at night somewhere! Fireflies produce light through a chemical reaction called bioluminescence. Scientists used this as inspiration to create glowsticks. Yay for fireflies and glowsticks!
I drive down the same streets all the time as probably most moms do. I go to the school and back, the grocery store, my sister’s house, and the library. That is about it. It can get pretty boring so when I see something new or different I get all excited and want to share! Of course it would be dangerous to snap a picture while driving and it isn’t always practical to pull over so I am going to turn it into a mini series of illustrated posts from memory… I Spy (my observations from behind the wheel).
I saw this fox yesterday…
First he was in a yard and when I passed he walked into the street and stared back at me. Others have seen foxes around here but I never have.
Foxes appear in lots of children’s books. One of my favorites is One Fine Day, a folktale retold by Nonny Hogrogian with Caldecott winning illustrations. This fox gets his tail cut of for stealing. Read the book to find out how he gets it back!
Do you see foxes? What is your favorite fox story? Please share!
You can always count on the tides. They come in and go out and come in again. I suppose, too, the tides can catch you off guard like they have for the dolphins, with tragic consequences, here on Cape Cod. The tide rises and falls so fast on some beaches because the grade is so slight.