Procrastination looks good on Little Mister! I loved his costume! Simple. Clever. And unique!
We weren’t so clever or unique – but simple was the name of the game. Batman and Tweak.
Batman: pajamas with a homemade cape attached with safety pins to the shirt. Perfect for Little Man.
Tweak: Found it on the internet, bought it, and it arrived at our doorstep. It doesn’t get much easier than that! What do you do when your daughter insists she wants to be a green bunny engineer from her favorite TV show (Octonauts)? Well, you don’t try to make a light green sweatsuit with bunny ears, that’s for sure!
So people thought she was the Easter Bunny or weren’t sure what to think. But she was happy.
And reading is making her happy, too, so I thought I’d share what we’ve been reading of recent. Munchkin is entering the world of reading all on her own (little squeal of delight!) and so we’ve been working to have fresh, exciting library books available and fun things to explore!
Munckin’s Recent Reads
- Elephant and Piggie books by Mo Willems. I think I’ve mentioned these before – but there are a variety of them and she can make out many of the words all on her own. She also has a quick memory, so she can usually recite it after the second reading…so then I’m not positive how much reading is being done….
- Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein. Silliness and rhyming out the wazoo – all good things!
- Hop on Pop by Dr. Suess. We got this as a listening book at the library. God bless audio books! But seriously, if I had to read Hop on Pop as often as she listened to it, I might go slightly nuts.
- The Christmas Tale of Peter Rabbit by Emma Thompson. Another audio book, but since Halloween is over, Christmas books can come out! And her brother likes this, too.
Little Man’s Recent Reads
- Little Blue Truck (any of them) by Schertle and McElmurry. “Boo Truck!” is how he asks and its adorable.
- Frankenstein by Adams and Oliver. “Monster!”
- Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Martin and Archambault. “Boom! Booooommmm!” He likes singing the alphabet song at the end, which is awesome with his gibberish.
- Anything his sister is reading……which makes for epic fallouts….. Is it better that they are fighting over books?
So there you have it! Reading with the 5 and 2 year olds is bringing delight and smiles. Today, I’m giving thanks for those moments of joy. (And for coffee. I’m giving thanks for that, too.)