Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Book Worms

My stinkerboy Loves his books with a capital 'L'! 
It might have something to do with the fact that both grandmothers work(ed)
in elementary education.
I was starting to wonder if it was the fact that he just enjoyed the one-on-one attention
after being at daycare all day, but even when he's playing on his own, he'll walk around
with a board book in his hand. 
Here's some images from yesterday afternoon after we got home from "school"

I guess I love my books too!
I have a fetish for pretty coffee table books.  The bigger and glossier the better!
I love stacking them around the house, but they can get expensive. 
I frequently check the Bargain Book bin at Barnes and Noble for good deals.
I found an InStyle Weddings book that retailed for $45 for $5.99.
It might be an old version (it features Nick Lachey and J. Simpson's wedding)
but some of the pictures and decor are timeless!
Beckett and Curious George learning thier ABC's!
This week and next week are doozies, y'all!
Beckett's daycare Halloween carnival is this Saturday, and next Saturday is his very first
birthday party! 
I'm not ashamed to say that I'm a bit overwhelmed.  It's such a bittersweet time right now. 
His birthday is two weeks away and I've managed to have two crying jags this week.
I've had so much fun this past year watching him grow up, but in so many ways, I want to freeze time. 
It's one of the reasons I take sooooo many pictures of him. 
We stay so busy, I end up sweating the small stuff so much that I forget to take time and enjoy him.
People always tell you in conversation:  "They grow up soooo fast"
It's really not that they grow up so fast, it's that being a parent adds a new list of responsibilities that take up so much time.  Before you know it, you've crammed 23,000 things on a to-do list.
I guess that's why I love the fact that he enjoys his reading time so much.  He's quiet and will cuddle and point and laugh!  It's the only time of the day where we both can be completely content.  The dishes and laundry can wait.....I'm reading Brown Bear for the 156,678th time!

If you can relate to this post, you really should take the time to read this article written by Anna Quindlen I posted a while back. 
I find myself re-reading and referencing it very often.
Click HERE to read.

1 comment:

  1. I had never read this. Everything she says is so true for me. I feel like she was eavesdropping on my life. The only difference is that I have two wonderful adults that I love to pieces. I too, wish I had slowed down a little bit. But, I have so many wonderful memories ...thus my reluctance to take lots of pictures. I want to enjoy what's happening in the moment. And, who would of thought that I have something on this author. I have driven through the drive thru and left my food TWICE! (not on the same night) The only thing she left out was that as we age we tend to forget many of those wonderful memories and it is wonderful to hear my children recall things and it's like someone "brushed away the cobwebs and the memories come sharply into focus. Your mom