Friday, March 26, 2010

Friday's Are So Busy These Days

Fridays are one of my favorite days of the week. It means my family will soon be able to spend the day together (usually). It's just the 4 of us but we like it that way. There is something about the comfort of having us all under the same roof even if at times we are all doing our own thing. The time comes soon enough when one of our chicks will fly the coop and I appreciate each moment with them.

If you’d like to participate in Kailani's Aloha Friday Meme, just post your own question on your blog and leave your link here. Don’t forget to visit the other participants! It’s a great way to make new bloggy friends!

My question is:
If given a choice this summer, to go absolutely anywhere, where would you spend the summer?

I would spend the summer in Connecticut at a shoreline bed and breakfast. My kids have never been to the beach and I think it is time. 

The Color Carnival rules are simple - there are no rules!
Well, only one - your photo must be a photo you have taken yourself or have permission to post, other than that it's all up for your own colorful interpretation. Link up your post at 5:59 here.

Seriously, are the Littlest Pet Shops not the cutest things to take pictures of? Look at that face.


I found this awesome meme a week ago. Feed Me Books Friday is a fantastic idea and I plan on participate each week. Instilling the love of reading starts early. I have seen pictures of myself laying in my crib, sleeping with a book over my face as young as 9 months old. There are also pictures of my son holding a book open while sleeping as young as 6 months old.  My mom was a big reader and my sisters and I always saw her with a book. The three of us are huge book readers. Connection? Maybe, maybe not. But reading is good and I read to my kids every chance I get. In fact, if they came to me with a book while I was vaccuming (the cleaning can wait), I stopped the vacuum in the middle of the floor to read.

Book to Feed: Fancy Nancy Poet Extraodinaire! by Jane O'Connor and Robin Preiss Glasser

 April is the considered the National Poetry Month (I had no idea thank you Harper Collins) and as a writer of poetry I really wanted to introduce my daughter to the concept. Fancy Nancy is the perfect opportunity to do this. She is familiar with Nancy and enjoys hearing me read.
Book Description

Calling all poets!

Fancy Nancy Clancy is so poetic, even her name rhymes. And with limericks, couplets, free verse, and more, poetry is plenty fancy! So when her teacher Ms. Glass gives Nancy and her classmates an assignment to come up with their very own poems, Nancy is determined to write one that is superb. But what happens when she can't think of a good idea?

Complete with Nancy's very own poetry anthology, Fancy Nancy: Poet Extraordinaire! shows how a true love of words can be très fancy. Ooh la la! And with a little inspiration, which is fancy for something that helps you get good ideas, Fancy Nancy just might be a Poet Extraordinaire after all.
In Fancy Nancy Poet Extraordinaire, Nancy tells us that poems are lyrical. Also, with a little inspiration you can write a poem "here is what you need beautiful soft music, a notebook (a glittery cover is a good inspiration), a pen with a plume, that's fancy for feather, bouquet of flowers, plenty of re-refreshments, because it's hard to be creative if you are hungry." I couldn't agree more with Nancy!

My daughter is very creative so I can only imagine what she will come up with when she can finally write.

Fancy Nancy is a great role model for kids. I love that she is not afraid to be smart!

There is one part of the book where she tells us how her teacher shows them how to make a poet-tree (get it Poetry?). Each branch will have a leaf with a poem from the students. They also create poems using the first letter of their name to create words that describe them. Goddess has been walking around doing this for a day now! S-Sister is one of them

Thanks to Harper Collins who sent me the book to read to my kids.


  1. In a cabin that has indoor plumbing.

    Have a great Friday!

  2. I would go to Ireland.

  3. I'm longing for the beach! My daughter has been, but she was one or so, and the sand kind of freaked her out...this year she will be so excited, especially since we're going to see Mickey Mouse too :)

  4. Almost forgot--yes, book lovers are made not born, and I believe seeing an adult role model reading or having one read to them is so important for all children.
    My daughter loves Nancy--she won a Fancy Nancy book from Barnes and Nobel that is almost as tall as she is!

  5. Love the color carnival pic! So cute!

    I love camping! So that's my summer vacay choice!

  6. I'd love to go to Hawaii!

  7. I'd go to a beach...any beach! It's been SO long since I've been in the ocean!

    Visiting from My Kids Are Fun for Aloha Friday!

  8. Thanks for commenting on my blog! I'm your newest follower :)

  9. Hi Maria!

    Thanks for the Fancy Nancy recommendation. What a fun child friendly intro to poetry. I like the idea of a poet tree too!

    It's clear you have great enthusiasm for children's books and sharing them with your kids and Love that! I hope you will link up again:)

  10. If I could go anywhere.. It would be Tempe. Dave and I went there last March and it was wonderful.. I loved it.

    Happy Aloha Friday!


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