New School! The Next Chapter is Bittersweet

It’s all been a whirlwind, but we had Claire start a new school recently and we were waiting to see if Oliver would also get accepted. He finally did, and the new school starts next week. This is bittersweet because it took him a little while to make friends and settle into his current school and he really likes his friends there. But I think this is a better opportunity and we had to take it. I hope we did the right thing. For the parents who may be reading …

Book Club: Go Sleep in Your Own Bed

From bestselling, award-winning author Fleming and beloved illustrator of the Maple books Nichols comes a giggle-inducing read-aloud starring a cast of comically grumpy barnyard animals. Sure to become a bedtime favorite.
 
This funny and irresistible picture book feels like a classic in the making. When Pig plops into his sty at bedtime, he finds Cow fast asleep in his spot. “Go sleep in your own bed!” he squeals, and sends her packing. But when Cow finally snuggles down into her stall, she finds Hen sleeping there. So begins a chain reaction of snoozing barnyard animals being awakened and sent off to their own beds, until every last one is in just the right place. Young children will delight in repeating the refrain “Go sleep in your own bed!” and laugh at the antics of these hilarious—and very sleepy—farm animals.
 
Praise for Oh, No! by Candace Fleming:
*”Reads like an instant classic. Oh, yes! This is a terrific new picture book.” —Kirkus Reviews, Starred
 
*”It’s a book with the feel of an old classic—and it may well become one.” —Publishers Weekly, Starred
 
“A winner for 3- and 4-year-olds.”The New York Times
 
Praise for the Maple series by Lori Nichols:
*“Readers will fall in love with Maple.” —School Library Journal, Starred
 
Utterly charming.”The New York Times

Teching out With Daddy

I was hanging out with Oliver the other day, going through photos and doing stuff online. He wanted to be on my lap so I had him sit with me. As with all babies, he has shiny object syndrome and this time, it was my Olympus camera. He actually captured this (and about another 30 shots). I thought it would be fun to share this. Picture of Oliver taking a picture of us, captured on Photo Booth.