Friday, January 12, 2007
Not too much to post tonight except to say happy Friday!! I love Fridays - such a glorious feeling to have two free days stretching out in front of us . . . Sometimes my weekends are not very exciting and I don't mind that one bit.
Tonight we did a bit of shopping after work for some little gifts for our niece Holly's birthday (she's four) and our nephew Daniel's dedication (he's ten months.) Both the dedication and birthday party are this weekend so tomorrow and Sunday will be filled with fun of the little people's variety. Browsing in the kids section of Waterstone's I realised that neither Stu nor I really know much at all about what kids like. We settled on a board book about cars for baby Dan (apparently board books are the way forward for the baby-types which makes sense considering their general love of chewing on things) and a story book called 'How to Catch a Star' by a Northern Irish author called Oliver Jeffers for Miss Holly. The pictures are very cool which won us over.
I was trying to remember what I liked back in the day and I seem vividly recall enjoying Robert Munsch books during my early years but unfortunately the old classics like 'I Love You Forever' and 'The Paper Bag Princess' weren't any in stock. Sadly we don't get to spend enough time with our wonderful nieces (Rachel who's ten, Ella who's eight and Hols who's four) because they live on the south coast of England so it's always fun when they come for a visit. We do see little Dan quite a bit but he's a bit young to be in the habit of telling us about his favourite books! Anyway, should sign off and get to bed - tomorrow morning has been much anticipated as we're all heading to a big leisure centre where there are some pretty mean water slides.
On a side note, how are all you blizzard bound folks faring? I hope everyone's okay!! The pictures and stories on the news websites are absolutely crazy.