Monday, November 26, 2012

10 Christmas Books (Day 1)

Hi everyone,

Sorry I’ve been MIA (again)………this time next week I’ll be in the hospital delivering our baby girl!! I’ve been trying sooooo hard to get everything done but a few things have fallen by the wayside – blogging being one of them. I had wanted to get a new Christmas unit out by now but that didn’t happen either. I am halfway through my winter unit though and I DO plan to have it out before I have the baby :-)

The international movers will be here a few days after Christmas and we’ll be moving to a small apartment until the baby’s paperwork comes through and we’re ready to fly off to our next adventure (like moving to Australia). Please pray for us during this transition – especially for our kiddos……..LOTS of change coming their way and we’re not sure how they’ll do. My husband and I will also both be out of a job at the end of January so please pray for opportunities to open up once we get to Australia.

I PROMISE once things calm down a bit I’ll be back to blogging in a more permanent way!!! For now though, I’ll just fit in what I can – thanks for those of you that have stuck with me!

As in previous years, I’m planning to do  LOADS of Christmas reading with our kids. I had wanted to plan lots of crafty things  and a whole countdown but I came to the reality that it’s just not going to happen this year. Most things are packed and I’m pretty sure that after a c-section I may not be feeling too crafty for a while. This year, we’re just going to go with the flow……….books though – I can definitely do!!!

I’ve been adding to my collection this year and thought I’d share with you what I have… case you’re looking to add to your own collection or looking for some great books to borrow from the library. I have WAY more books than 25 (book collecting is an obsession of mine) so we’ll be reading a few each day. I thought I’d break it down though so the post doesn’t get too long. I’d also LOVE to hear your favorites :-)

These are in no particular order of love:

1. Night Tree by Eve Bunting



2. The Legend of the Christmas Stocking by Rick Osborne


3. Toot and Puddle: I’ll Be Home For Christmas by Holly Hobbie


4. Fancy Nancy Splendiferous Christmas by Jane O’Connor


5. Petunia’s Christmas (I have a used copy of this one) By Roger DuVoisin


6. Pete the Cat Saves Christmas by Eric Litwin


7. Christmas At The Toy Museum by David Lucas


8. Cobweb Christmas by Shirley Climo


9. Bear Stays Up For Christmas by Karma Wilson


10. The Tale of Baboushka by Elena Pasquali


You can check out all of these books on Amazon by clicking on the book picture (there is NO affiliate link – I just wanted to share my favorite books with you) and read a description. Also, my sweet friend, Dawn is having a fundraiser for Show Hope (you can read her post HERE). If you’re looking for some PreK activities to do with your little ones, consider purchasing her cute pack for only $1!!!!!

You can check it out by clicking the picture above :-)


Dawn @ Our Little Monkeys said...

Thank you, Michelle!

I thought we had a lot of Christmas books, but I have only read one of those. We LOVE the Bear books, and I didn't even know there was a Christmas one...might have to hunt that down!

Oh, how I wish we lived a bit closer so we could bring you dinner, meet your family, and let the boys play together JUST ONCE before you moved. Sigh. I don't think such a thing will ever happen :(

We will be praying for you through this last week of pregnancy & praying for a safe delivery & healthy baby. I know you can't wait to meet this baby girl - she's been a long time coming!

Hopefully the next few months go as smoothly as possible. It's definitely a lot of transition in a very short time!

Holly said...

So excited for your little girl to arrive. I know all will go well. :) Thinking of you and your little Whary crew!