I am so excited to be back for the link-up this week! I was thinking about the fact that we have been rolling with this weekly since February the other day, that makes my heart so happy. 🙂 Thanks again to all of you for your support, participation, & of course, for appreciating the “little things” like we do. It really means so much to Jess
& I both.
If you have read my blog much or know Waverly Maye personally, you know that she is not much of a “sit still” kind of girl. She is as active as they come, I am sure of it, my experience at kids classes & around other toddlers in general tells me so. My parents (who have four kids) & grandparents (who have two plus ten grandchildren) say has more energy than any of us ever did. 😉
Yet my girl has always had a love of books, right now more than ever, & if anything can get her to sit still, it’s reading. The sweetest, it melts my heart every time.
I still read to Waverly each night, we sit on the recliner in her room before bed & it really is one of my favorite times of the day with her. She also asks for a book when I lay her down & as soon as I walk out of the room, she reads to her babies until she falls asleep & most mornings does the same thing. She also LOVES reading to our dog, she asks him to sit in the playroom with her so “I read to you, Gogger!”. Lately it is the biggest reality check on how smart she really is, she can “read” most of the our favorites herself, saying the exact same lines that I have been reciting to her for months through most every page. There isn’t much I love more than hearing her little voice say the words I have been going through with her since she was a little babe. I can’t believe how well she had been listening all that time. 🙂
Some of Waverly’s current favorite books are “Brown Bear, Brown Bear
“, “I Love You Through and Through
“, & the “Three Little Pigs
“. I just got her “Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
” last week, it’s quickly turning into a nightly read, it’s great for teaching the letters of the alphabet! We still are really big on board books, touch & feel books, plus anything with bright colors. We recently got this bookshelf
for Waverly’s birthday for her big girl room, the brown one was on sale so we bought it then painted it white. It’s perfect for her to get the books on her own.
We also did a Pinterest project for the books in her playroom, these gutters turned into really cheap shelves that she can also reach!! I’ve already added a few Halloween books for the fall, I have been trying to buy a new one each year with each holiday. Spending money on books doesn’t make me feel as guilty, I know we can use them for years to come & most are gender-neutral. 😉
I am always open to new book ideas or suggestions, do you guys have any favorites?! I hope you all are having the best week, see this post
if you need a reminder on how to link-up.