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i am a stay-at-home mom living, learning and loving by the bay!I love to take pictures. I love to crochet cozy things for my family and friends.

May 25, 2011

playing and reading

Goose and a friend love to play with their toy animals.
They made this adorable home for all of them.

There is a dining room with cozy fur seats.
The lady bugs like to hang out here.

This is downstairs.
It is has a very modern decor!

This is the bathroom with a lovely shell tub.
Who wouldn' want to enjoy a bubble bath here?

And no home is complete without a kitchen!

I love the fact that Goose still loves to play in her imaginary world with some of her friends!
May this world of hers never disappear!

We have been reading a lot these days.
Binky is really loving the Diary of A Wimpy Kid series.
He finishes each book in a couple of days.
He spent most of Monday reading the fourth book.
I love seeing him so into reading.
Last night he finished this book.
Now he wants to read every night before going to bed!
I read this book to the kids last week during breakfast.  They loved it!
The story is very sweet and so are the illustrations.
 And who wouldn't love a story with names like Quenelope, Quilliam, Quilice and Quint?!
Goose is reading The Last Dragon Chronicles and The Little House on the Prairie series.
It's funny, normally Goose is the voracious reader and Binky is uninterested.
But now Binky can't stop reading and Goose has other things on her mind.
I am reading this book by one of my favorite authors, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni.
It is the story of a group of strangers stuck in a basement after a major earthquake.
And to calm the group, one woman suggests each person tell one amazing story from their life.
If you do not know this author, I highly recommend you look her up!
She is a master storyteller! 
What is your family reading?


  1. Oh wow, I love the home that Goose made for the animals! It's adorable! :D

    Hmm... I wonder if my son would enjoy the "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" books.

  2. OK, the child that created this scene is brilliant! I love it!

    My kids, now 13 & 15 are big readers. I have few rules in my house but one of them is they READ before bed. Always. No excuses except illness. My son was assessed at a university reading level when he was 10. My daughter just wrote part of the newsletter for her school. So, keep reading to your kids. Make them read, yes, make them like you make them brush their teeth. Let them read whatever they want! Just read. :-)

  3. How old is Goose now? Oh, I do hope this stage lasts and lasts around here, too. That is a very sweet animal home!