Monday, November 19, 2007

Favorite CDs

Eddy loves to listen to CDs at night. His current night favorite is Pop Pop's Teeny Tunes which has fun kids songs plus character songs. Last night Eddy came out to the living room and said, "I need you to come stay with me," thinking it was one of his bed time tricks I told him, "No you don't go back to bed." "Yes, I do! Just like the song says 'please stay with me until I go to sleep!'" the rest of the words continue on "if you're near then I won't make a peep. You don't need a rocking chair, I just want to know you're there. Won't you please stay with me 'til I go to sleep." How can you argue with logic like that?

During his "school time" we have been listening to Patch the Pirate Praises 2. On Friday he was coloring away and singing "Responsibility is the way to get things done"--not bad for a four year old;-) I am so thankful for these songs that are teaching him character and a love of music! Of course after we had listened to Coldheartica a green bazillion times, we weren't quite so thankful for that particular CD;-) but it sure is fun to listen to the stories and talk about them and sing the songs together!

Monday, November 12, 2007

Thanks for Thanksgiving

If you haven't heard, I LOVE FALL!!!!!! and along with Fall I love Thanksgiving and all the details--Pilgrims, Indians, feasts, turkey and all (I mean ALL) the trimmings, pumpkin & pecan pies, traditions, etc, etc. . . The other day we found a great book at the library: Thanks for Thanksgiving by Julie Markes and illustrated by Doris Barrette. This book is about Fall, thankfulness, and family and is perfect for little ones because the pictures are sharp and vibrant with not too many words on a page. Even older kids will enjoy it because the pictures are so FUN with lots of detail and crazy action happening. My favorite part of the book is the very last page which is "a place to write our thankful thoughts year after year. . ." I can't wait to add this book to our personal library and include it as part of our Thanksgiving traditions!