Saturday, January 22, 2011

book dumps

one of my {many} weaknesses is books... if you walked into my bedroom, instead of seeing nice, organized bookshelves, you'd see piles and piles of books... they're lined up against a wall... yes, a book shelf would be nice... but, in all honesty, i find that, no matter how many book shelves i have, they are always full and i need more shelves... :) i have storage bins full of novels...and novels on a ledge in the basement...a full book shelf in the spare bedroom... i love books... :) and, if i think about it, i guess this is an "ok" obsession to have...i can think of worse things to collect... :)

well, admittedly, even before i was ever THINKING about having a child, i started collecting children's books... for years, i've dreamed of being a book editor or publisher for a children's book company... gosh, i can't even put into words and tell you what a DREAM job that would be for me... :) but, i regress... :)
before i was ever married or thought about having babies, i can tell you i had a pretty decent collection of children's books. being a teacher helps with this, too! :) and, to this day, i have boxes of wonderful stories in my basement - waiting for the day when K is ready to read them... :)
one of the FIRST things i put in our nursery before we had Katherine, was, yes, you guessed it, a book shelf full of books for the new baby... Clifford...Eric Carle..."Corduroy"..."Are You My Mother?" and of course, many other titles...

thankfully, Katherine also shares my love of books... :) at least twice a day, she'll come into our living room and dump her book bin onto her little kiddie couch. she'll pile the books up around her and read through each one... sometimes she looks at the pictures...sometimes she just turns to her favorite parts and looks and tells you in "toddler speak" what's going on... sometimes she'll sit and point to every item on the page and tell you what it is...
these pictures were captured by Ry... one day when i was making dinner, K unloaded her book bin, plopped her two pillow pets down on her couch with her (one being used as a leg rest :)), and began to read her books. :) unfortunately, you can't see all of the books that are scattered to the left of her... that side is always for the "done" pile... :)

i love that she loves books... :)




1 comments:

Marc, Sarah, and Luke said...

Very cute....I think you might need a Kindle....I love mine. One can load an average of 3,500 books on it....