Monday, January 31, 2011

On the bookshelf: February

Well we haven't been to the library in a long time!  I think it's been at least since late November that we walked in those doors and checked out new books.  So we were, ahem... "overdue" for a trip there.  <smirk>

So George and I set a date for Friday, and headed on over as soon as we dropped off Johann at his preschool.

I love our town library so much, it is such a bright and cheerful place.  And the boys love it too.  What is not to love?  There are 2 model train sets that depict our town around the turn of the century, if you push the button the train behind the glass case starts going around the track and under the tunnel.   The younger boys and girls can usually be found there, elbowing each other (politely) out of the way so that they can have a turn at pushing that button!  Right next to the train sets is the "sale boat" - a large pirate-type looking ship filled with books/movies/and tapes for 25 cents a piece.  (This is MY favorite section - I usually come away from a trip to the library with a couple of "new" books for our shelves and if we're lucky some new audio tapes or CD's for the boys' players.  And boy, was I lucky this week!  We came home with 4 new CD's of the hottest toddler dance tunes and audio-stories.   I am always so happy to bring home new tapes and CD's, because I am guaranteed some quiet time for myself if the boys are happily listening to their new music and stories in their rooms.  (I take whatever I can get!!)  And that new music really brought about some new and interesting dance moves, I have to say!  The boys were really boogy-ing on down this weekend :)

After hitting the "sale" boat, we went in to pick out our books for the week. 
We got a small stack of astronaut and space ship books for Johann (his latest interest), and then chose a couple of books for George.

The hands-down favorite turned out to be: Where's Waldo?

I can't tell you how much the boys loved this book!  Every time I heard an uneasy silence (every silence is uneasy when you have a 3 and a 4 year old boy alone together somewhere in the house), I would be sure to find them under a table somewhere looking for Waldo.  Or quietly next to the windows in the living room, still searching.

Here's Johann, still looking!!

I didn't do so well for myself, however.  Everything I was hoping to pick up was already picked up by somebody else.  Maybe next week I'll do better.   In the mean time, I chose a couple off of our shelves already at home that I want to read: 
I'm embarassed to say I have never read the Laura Ingalls Wilder books, though I was/am a huge fan of the show.  So I finally started that series  this weekend and am really enjoying it. 

I'm also reading this... 

because another knitter told me too.  And I'm thankful for that!   I love Elizabeth Zimmerman's writing style, and her patterns.  So far, so great! 

And lastly, I'm still making my way through this book about parenting youngsters and creating a Waldorf home-life.  I am learning a lot from this book about creating better daily rhythms as a family.   Rhythm is such a tricky thing, when everyone in the family seems to have their own unique idea of what should happen and when it should happen.  Especially when George thinks everything should happen "NOW!!"

So - what's on your bookshelf this month??

1 comment:

  1. -Ratio: The Simple Codes Behind the Craft of Everyday Cooking

    -What Einstein Told His Cook: Kitchen Science Explained


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