Our earth is home to lots and lots and LOTS of living things. Continue reading
Picture Book Biographies: Naturalists
We read a great book last night. My kids love sea animals and I love biographies so when I saw “Life in the Ocean” on display at the library I grabbed it. As is often the case with books I pick, my kids has no interest especially after seeing the high word count and as is ALWAYS the case I hooked them on the first page. I’m the best! Continue reading
Dolls that come to life book list
I like dolls. There I said it and I am not ashamed to admit it! I like old dolls, new dolls, plastic, ceramic, wood, and fabric dolls. I think I like them because dress up is fun and because they are vehicles of imagination.
My favorite doll as a child was a German doll we named Lorelei that I took everywhere and when I got a little older I had a doll house. That doll house was so grand it made me feel so special! Now I have a box with several small dolls I have collected over the years and once in a while, when I am trying to organized my things, I happen upon it and have fun looking. My two favorites are a wooden doll that came with a pattern to make her dress and a reissue of fashion designer Barbie (she even had a portfolio with drawings in it).
Caught in rain
Light is red
Bad hair day
Trip on vine
Pay the fine
Stung by bee
Dropped the phone
Moan and groan
So I pray
On this perfect day the sun rested above a thin hazy sheet as if the entire beach was beneath a very light umbrella. Once in a while the sun got a little too excited, and so the graceful, level headed breeze, almost as if on cue, passed through to calm him down (all the while being careful not to excite the sand). The water too was offering good clean fun with cool waves just the right size to amuse. Continue reading
The Math of Motherhood starts in the parental planning phase. If I have a baby at 38 I will be what age when this baby graduates high school (38 + 18 = ?), college, If this child marries at 30 how old will I be, and so on.
Next, comes conceiving and estimating the best time to try. Then, of course, there is your estimated due date which is calculated at forty weeks from the day of you last period with that fun little round tool you doctor or midwife uses.
Halloween Children’s Book Favorites…
It is Halloween year round here! My kids just love all things Halloween. My son has a costume catalog full of tape repairs that he peruses on a regular basis. My daughters loves our Halloween book collection and has her favorites at the library too. I don’t remember liking scary things at all as a kid! Isn’t it interesting how kids are like us in lots of ways and not like us at all in others?! Lots of people are attracted to scary things. I wonder why that is?
Even though it is not my favorite, if it gets them reading I am all for it! I supposes if they had nightmares I might think differently. I think it helps to keep it age appropriate.
…from my backyard
My backyard has such a nice sweet smell lately! So many plants, bushes, and trees are flowering. This is the smell of spring that fragrance companies are going for but can never quite achieve.
I’m enjoying it and it seems to be driving the pollinators wild! The bees, butterflies and other buzzy things are very busy back there. I just try and stay out of the way of the bees. Bee stings really hurt!
This morning we were running late and not just a little. We had a few monkey wrenches thrown into our morning. That is how I explained it to my son’s preschool teacher on the phone. On the ride home I was thinking about a monkey wrench and other idioms. One of my favorite assignments from elementary school was using an idiom in a sentence and then drawing a funny picture of the literal meaning. Of course they tell you not to use idioms in your writing because they are over used cliches. I think this is true but I also think it is good for kids to learn about them so they know what they mean plus it is fun and funny!