Celebrating the everyday

Getting the labels off books, using a just-the-right-size piece of wet paper towel.

Figuring out my baby clothes storage system. For now, I’ve settled on two boxes — 1 for 0-12 month clothes and 1 for 12 to 24 month clothes.

Making ice cream in my new, Christmas gifted, ice cream maker. Thanks, Dad and L! I’m on a ice cream making kick these days. I’ve even figured out, yes, already, a recipe that we like better than the one in the book that comes with the maker. More on these adventures later.

And taking pictures with the new, Christmas gifted, camera. Thanks, Mom and Dad – in-law! It even has a “food” setting, which is so totally cool.

And Peanut enjoying all the new-to-him board books from his cousins. We are now loaded with books. And Peanut has started actually looking at the books, not just chewing on them. He got several new toys for Christmas, and some hand-me-down toys, and as soon as I get the shelves in his room cleared off, toy rotation starts. Just too many to keep in the living room.

Peanut loves to pick things up to eat. Most recently, he’s started on goldfish. Mamma loves goldfish, too. He’s learning to use signs to ask for “milk” and “more”. I think he’s generalized “milk” to be “eat”, as he uses it in the high chair also. No, I”m not worried about it, but its funny to think about. Truly, nursing is the eating he knows!


I am a librophile. I love books. And because of this love, I’ve been reluctant to let Peanut “play” with the board books if we aren’t reading together. Why? Because his form of “play” is to chew on the book. It does make me sad to see a spit-soaked book with the corners coming apart.

But because I don’t want to set a precedence, I’m letting Peanut play with the board books. Yes, I’m limiting it to only 1 or 2, so that only those 1 or 2 are chewed to pieces at a time.

:::sigh::: those poor books.

Book Review: Board Books of Various Types

We were given a slew of board books as baby gifts. I was so excited to see my basket of books grow and expand. Here are some of our favorites. The opinions presented are merely my observations of Peanut and Little Bobble as they “read” the books.

Hubby’s cousin gave us a stack of Sandra Boynton books.  My favorite is Belly Button Book

But Snuggle Puppy is also loved. This one is apart of our nightly routine. 
Little Bobble loves Mr. Brown Can Moo, Can you? 
and The Shape of Me 
Some friends gave us My World, which Little Bobble loves. But I can’t find it on Amazon.
Both Peanut and Little Bobble love Peek-A-Boo
 The words describing the faces are in both Spanish and English.
Perhaps Peanut’s favorite is a fabric book that has cellophane in the pages, so it crinkles. Its called Where is my Belly Button?, by Jelly Cat. But I can’t find it on Amazon to get a picture.
We have a slew more Dr. Suess board books, and several more Boynton books (I think Hubby likes Hippos Go Berserk 
 the best. They count the hippos and add them up; correctly.)We have more than can be appreciated at this point by an almost 6 month old and a 18 month old.