Monday, May 16, 2011

Counting #111-125

111. safety in the midst of storms
112. begonias and vincas growing in my window boxes
113. a relaxing Mother's Day
114. Mike being with me when our car broke down
115. having an extra car to use when the above mentioned car broke down

116. a night out with friends
117. making it to 34 weeks in this pregnancy!
118. warm weather which allowed us to be outside and swim

119. school year winding down
120. Mike being with me at our recent ultrasound and spending the day together

121. Anna Claire being mesmerized by the babies in the hospital nursery
122. lots of "stuff" to sell in our garage sale
123. having peace in the midst of chaos
124. baby girl's hiccups
125. relief from wrist pain

Monday, May 2, 2011

Counting #101-110

101. sunshine on my face
102. getting my haircut
103. my brother-in-law's listening heart as he makes decisons about his ministry
104. flip flops
105. time with my sister

106. Franklin Mercantile's BLT sandwich and fruit tea
107. the rain
108. my limelight hydrangea bushes that have almost doubled in size
109. the generosity of my father (thanks for the hotel room!)
110. deciding on a name for our baby girl!

This Little Prayer of Mine by Anthony DeStefano

It is never to early to teach your child about the importance of prayer so I was excited when I received this book. A brother and sister share their emotions, fears, joys and sorrows throughout this book as they learn how to pray and what to pray for. In addition to prayer the story teaches how to be grateful for the things that we receive every day and reiterates the message that the most important thing is to trust in the Lord and his plan for our lives.

This is one of the sweetest books on prayer for children that I have come across. The beautiful illustrations only add to the story and beauty of the book.

I received this book from Waterbrook Multnomah Press to review as part of their blogging for books program.

Thank you God for Mommy by Amy Parker

In Thank you God for Mommy by Amy Parker, the reader sees the sweet relationship between a mother and baby panda bear. The rhyming story follows the pair as the baby plays, learns to share, gets in trouble and follows the example that the mother bear has set.

This would be a great Mother's Day present for the first (or second, or third...) mother as a special way to show how thankful you are for her and the role she plays in your life. It is a tender book that is easy to read for all ages with wonderful and colorful illustrations.

I received this book as part of the Booksneeze review program.