{Today's Letters}

Sunday, May 04, 2014


Dear Timothy James, in the last week I've sent you to the store to purchase nursing bras, stool softener, and pads the size of floatation devices. I'd say you handle estrogen better than Danny Tanner. Dear Birds, today one of you pooped on Brave's head after coming home from church as if she was a freshly washed car. Look who's angry now. Dear Brave, when we brought you home from the hospital you were wrapped in my woobie from 1980 and rocked a crown made by sweet Bek. Let the Wild Rumpus Games begin! Dear Mr. Loerke, our recent text exchange from my first adventure out for coffee made me laugh. Brave may have gotten my cheeks but I hope she gets your sense of humor.

Happy Sunday! Speaking of Wild Rumpus Games, what's your favorite children's book?

19 comments:

The Real Me- TLF said...

I believe your parenting adventures are going to be my favorite yet. My favorite children's book is "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie". That mouse cracked me up and is a reminder to be content with what you have!

Hannah J said...

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\outl0\strokewidth0 \strokec2 The Very Hungry Caterpillar was one of my favourites. I've got Ferdinand the Bull on my wish list of baby things. Where The Wild Things Are is great too but I know the quote from when it's mentioned in The Family Stone. }

Georgia Christakis said...

Goodnight moon. I can still hear my Mom's voice reading it in my head. And every kid deserves to be raised on the Chronicles of Narnia :)

Bridgett said...

LOVE this photo! Sounds like the 3 of you are doing great!

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

So sweet.

Love that crown.

Jessica Gourley said...

I sincerely hope you've found/read/been gifted "Someday" by Allison McGhee. It is such a beautiful sentiment from mother to daughter. There is also a boy version, but i realize you won't need that. It is stunning. I can tell you love her endlessly and hope that you love the book! :)

Jessica Gourley said...

I sincerely hope you've found/read/been gifted "Someday" by Allison McGhee. It is such a beautiful sentiment from mother to daughter. There is also a boy version, but i realize you won't need that. It is stunning. I can tell you love her endlessly and hope that you love the book! :)

ABBY said...

Do you know The Giving Tree?

Megan said...

The Little Prince. It's simply the best there is.

Kristen Beichler said...

Brave is so sweet! I love seeing you grow your family and document these little moments. We're due with our first this summer! :) May I ask, where did you find the adorable Moses basket? xoxo

Anonymous said...

Goodnight Moon!!! Hands down.

Stephanie said...

Love Shel Silverstein's "The Missing Piece" as well as "The Giving Tree." And pretty much any of Max Lucado's children's books are tops in my opinion (The Wemmicks, You are Special, etc).

Adrie | A Little Wife's Happy Life said...

Okay, first? I've never met another human being (one not in my immediate family, anyway) who has a woobie.

I love my woobie.

It's so worn that it definitely won't cover a baby, but I still love it anyway.

Second- such a sweet picture!

jo said...

"I love you the Purple-ist". Cause I have 2 boys. Or "where does the wind go". An awesome message of impermanence.

Sarah said...

It's Nice to Be Nice, illustrated by
Frances Wosmek; Silver Slippers, by Elizabeth Coda-Callen; and, when I learned to read my on own, Charlotte's Web. Congratulations on your joy. Beautiful.

kidsuserguide.com said...

she's beautiful! nice work mama.

Liz Sullivan said...

My favorites were: Bread and Jam for Frances, I Love You Forever, and of course George and Martha.

Brave is beautiful.

Anonymous said...

For when she's a little older: the elephant and piggie series by mo willems. They're so fun that even my most reluctant first grader loves to read them!

~pen~ said...

my 24 year-old son Max was named after -- guess? Max from Where the Wild Things Are. He recently had a sleeve of Max and some of the Wild Things finished on his right arm. Very cool.

Hands down, my favorite book. Close second is "Max Max a Million" by Maira Kalman and I loved "Is your Mama a Llama?" by Stephen Kellog. I could go on and on - nothing in the world like reading to your babies (and it actually hatched a brood of readers in my now adult children, ages 29, 24 and almost 21 :)

blessings,
penni

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