Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Mrs. Piggle -Wiggle

I was introduced to Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle on a friend's blog. She and her children enjoyed the books so I thought Eddy would enjoy them as well. He has! We read them together and laugh and laugh--even got Daddy to listen in one night! In fact I'm not sure we ever finished that story. . .it was a very long one. . .way too long for a bedtime story. . .so we stopped and for whatever reason didn't get back to it the next night. . .oh, I know. . .daddy wasn't there and we were waiting for him to hear the end with us. . .
Anyway, Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle is an adorable older lady who loves kids. She has an upside down house, loves for the girls to play dress-up in her clothes & heels, has tons of holes in her yard from children digging for buried treasure, has long hair so the girls can style it, bakes with and for the children, lets them paint and build things--basically, the kids have a grand old time at her house.
The mothers in town love Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle too. When their children get naughty habits, they call Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle and she sends a bottle of this or that with special instructions and pretty soon the naughtiness ends. It is very fun to read about the naughtiness (;-)~) and cures! Eddy wants to try some here at home but he knows that won't happen! Fun to read about, not so fun to live through;-)
Some of our favorite stories have been The Never Go To Bedders Cure, The Fraidy-Cat Cure, The Interrupters, The Never-Want-to-Go-to-Schooler, The Tattletale Cure and many, many others!
We like Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Reading with Gramma

One cold day Eddy & Gramma needed something to do besides battle each other and play Pokemon. I suggested they read Bamboozled by David Legge. Eddy didn't think this was such a great idea--so I told him to read this book with Gramma! They loved it and had so much fun reading it together. . .it's a reading together type of book. . .it was hard to put it down and find something else new to do. This little girl goes to visit her Grandpa and notices something is different. Through the whole story she is trying to find out what it is--it is not the little floor rug that is actually water with goldfish in it, it is not the coffee table with a skateboard for feet, it is not the flowerbed planted with lightbulbs, what is it? You'll have to read and look over these pictures yourself to find out! Have fun! Read it with a friend!