I'm not real big on tradition JUST for the sake of tradition, but when there is special personal meaning behind it, I'm ALL for it.
When I was little my dad had a girlfriend, Elaine, who would read bits of Pippi Longstocking to me at night until I fell asleep. I flippin' LOVED that book! We had library day at school once a week and I remember my scribbly little signature in the back of the book was there about 20 times. I checked it out as often as I could.
|Cover art on the book from my childhood|
Well, now that my Princess is such an incredible reader I wanted to get a list of classic books for she and I to start reading together. First on that is list Pippi Longstocking!
She and I headed to the library yesterday and picked it up :)
I was only praying she wouldn't hate it. Turns out, she loves it! Yay!
Other age-appropriate books on the list are:
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
The Wizard of Oz
Ramona the Pest
The Secret Garden
my second home the library, I also picked up this inspiring cookbook
I have a goal for the year 2011, to learn to cook actual meals. I mean, yeah, I can cook tacos, burritos, spagetti, etc. But, I'm more of a snacker and a grazer and have always procrastinated learning to cook new things. Baking-any time. Any day. Cooking meals: blech. Also, I want to branch out and get even more veggies and beans into the tummies of my family members
I have several more cookbooks on hold. Including:
So, family I hope your ready to have your tastebuds challenged and rocked! Don't worry, we'll still have some old faves on the menu, but hey it's gonna be 2011: new city, new jobs, new school, new foods!
With all this newness, we're still gonna hang on to our comforting traditions.
What were your favorite books growing up?
Try any new type of cuisine lately?