Favorites on Friday

Geese Walking in the Snow

Geese Walking in the Snow – Photo courtesy of C. Eichelberger/flickr

By the time you read this…we will have dropped off our Little Darling with his Mom and he will be on the way home – to be with his Mom and Dad for Christmas. We have REALLY enjoyed having him with us! And we have spoiled him rotten, after all, isn’t that what grandparents are supposed to do?

If you knew me, you would know that this isn’t true at all, we have had loads of fun…but we do have rules in my house and even little ones, most of the time have to live by the rules…so, if you see him…just ask him, he will set you straight.

Anyway, while we’re zipping down the highway today, we will for sure be reading a few books. That is, if he doesn’t go straight to sleep, which is usually what happens when we get in the car. So I thought I would share those with you.

ToolsI would be totally remiss if I didn’t tell you that his absolute favorite book to read with Pops at the moment is called, and this is no surprise – Tools.

This is a great little book by Taro Miura. Simply beautiful, it highlights 10 professions and the tools that are required for them. From a carpenter to a doctor, in Tools there is a lot to look at AND talk about.

How To Be A Cat


We also had a lot of fun with How To Be A Cat by Nikki McClure. Each double page of this gorgeous book gives us one skill that cats possess. For example, “Wait.” We have spent a lot of time recently, watching George, our cat, watching and waiting patiently in front of the big picture window in our sunroom. It has a purrfect view of a bird feeder, with the added bonus of the warm afternoon sun that she so loves to sit in. If you have a cat, your child will love this book.

A bit more seasonal…

I just have to mention The Night Santa Got Lost: How NORAD Saved Christmas by Michael Keane. Written in the manner of “The Night Before Christmas” you  can have a ringside seat as the full force of the US military comes to Santa’s aid and helps to save Christmas day after a blizzard knocks him off course.

The Night Santa Got Lost

And not to forget why we are celebrating Christmas, can I recommend to you – Room for a Little One: A Christmas Tale by Martin Waddell. For the littlest among us, the simple reminder that there is always room for one more…

Room for a Little One

And so with that I wish you all a very Merry Christmas! We are taking a much needed break and will meet you back here in the New Year. I am certain that I will probably pop up here and there on Pinterest or Facebook … you know where to find us!

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