Tuesday, October 23, 2012

the mess.

we have a children's library up in here. well, there's a big shelf in our living room and the boys have a number of bookshelves in their room. i love it. i love reading to the kids. i love watching miles read to his younger brother. i love that they have developed a love of books early on and hope they continue to foster this love.

the kids are also at a point where i don't feel like i have to constantly hover and entertain them. some days i just want to sew. so the boys will play lego in their room or play with their dinky cars in the living room. it keeps them busy and allows me to to hang in my sewing room. often times, they'll end up in there with me, playing quietly on the floor - stickers, lego, cars, etc.

but. almost almost always, at some point during the afternoon, it will get really really really quiet. and i'll think to myself. hmmm. that's pretty quiet, i'd better go check on them. and sure enough. they're knee high deep in books.

this happens at least 3-4 times a week and i simultaneously love it and loathe it. however, ozzie's usually a pretty good helper and will help me pile the books back onto the shelf. and thank goodness he's so cute.

do you have a favourite book for your kids or do they have a particular favourite?


  1. We are loving the once there was a boy series from Oliver Jeffers. A boy and a penguin, what more could you ask for.

  2. Ach. Ezra and Iris do that to their bookshelves too. Kind of makes me nutty. : )

  3. Love it! My favourite books growing up were Where the Wild Things Are, Alexander and the Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad Day, Magic Growing Powder, My Sister's Wedding, and the early Robert Munsch books

  4. It's cute :)

    Athena just had her very first book fair at school and picked out her very own books. Since then, she and Zofia are OBSESSED with the Spongebob zombie book.