Friday, April 5, 2013

Children Book Favorites

I'm linking up with Kelly's Korner today for Show Us Your Life: Children's Books.

Which is funny because just yesterday, I was thinking how I needed to blog about our current favorite books since Brady has recently really started to love books.

As a former elementary teacher, I'm a bit obsessed with children's books.  Brady has quite the little library built up but there is always room for more books.  Even though he gravitates to the same ones each and every day.

Here are currently are favorites:

This is by far his favorite.  We read it every night before bed, several times.

Loves all the flaps!

We have several Duck & Goose books but this one is his favorite.
Great for early counting.  He likes copy me by pointing each thing as I count them.

My personal favorite.  Great book about helping others but in boy terms :)

He loves anything with tractors.  He will look at this book several times a day!

We LOVE Peek-a-WHO?   Brady just giggles when I read it.

He's recently taken an interest in the classic "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" by Eric Carle.

We also love any & all Sandra Boyton books and Goodnight Aggieland.

Other personal favorites from my teaching days are

The Texas version of Cinderella.

Any and every book by Patricia Polacco are wonderful!  Most are based on her true life experiences with great life lessons.  Can't go wrong with any of her books!

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Easter Egg Hunt {Palm Sunday}

Palm Sunday, our church had their Easter egg hunt for the kids.  It was Brady's first egg hunt.  I wasn't so sure how well he'd do, but it did really well.  I was surprised and of course very proud!
We dressed him in a spring outfit for the occasion.  I waited until the last minute to make him an Easter shirt and order his Easter outfit so this was the next best thing.  Well, I had no idea how cool it was going to be.  And oh the wind was awful!

The hunt was after our 2nd service.  We had lunch (sandwiches, chips, cookies, & other sweets) while everyone gathered in & waited to be called by age group.

Brady enjoyed a PB&J sandwich with an oatmeal cookie.  Lunch happened to be right during his nap time so poor little guy was so tired.

His age group was the first to hunt.  I held his basket while he "hunted" for eggs.  He got a total of SIX eggs all by himself!  All while holding his cookie ;) that's my boy!  He did put the cookie in the basket at one point, then realized it was in there & quickly retrieved it.  ha!  Love him!!!

I think he did great for his first hunt!  And I think he really enjoyed it.  Success!

Getting a drink after all that hard work ;) we were laughing so hard because while he's taking a drink which needed both hands, he was not about to let go of his cookie.  Daddy's shoulder was the perfect spot for it.  Y'all it just doesn't get any cuter than this...

A boy and his cookie.  And a father's love...nothing sweeter!