Wednesday, July 23, 2008

My Heart is Full of Joy And A Give Away!!

Thanks everyone who particpated in my anniversary give-away, I'll announce the winner later today:)

First of all let me just say that I did a little happy dance today when I went to our mailbox and what should appear but a tiny green envelope from Em. Honestly, I don't think I've ever been quite so excited about a letter. Soph wanted to open it and so I waited patiently while she tore open the letter then handed to WB to be read. And guess what? She is having an awesome time, in fact she mentions that little tidbit twice. She said she slept really well and that she passed the swimming test so she gets free reign of the pool. Praise the Lord, my baby is not just surviving Girl Scout Camp, but thriving. I shall rest easier tonight:)

Now on to the second order of business I promised a give away in celebration of my 1 year anniversary. I've been negligent, as Little One broke out into some sort of terrible rash that left us sleepless here at Cotton-Top Hills for several nights. And we've been just a tad clingy and grumpy and Little One has had her moments too:) But here it is, finally, the give away and then maybe I'll get a chance to catch up on my blog reading because I'm wondering what everyone has been up to these last few days!! Okay, back to the give away. I really wanted to find a great thing, and lets face it a not too expensive thing since we just had to replace a transmission and load up our AC on freon, and I went through several ideas and settled on this...a year subscription to BABYBUG Magazine.
This is truly the neatest magazine for kids 3 and under. They are full of colorful illustrations, rhymes, and short stories. They are very sturdy and I still have the magazines I got when Em was little. Now I know some of you don't have little ones at home, but maybe you know someone who does and you could pass it on to them. I promise you, whoever gets this will love it. Em was reading by the age of four and I know that this magazine helped to instill a love of reading at a very early age.
So here's how to enter. In the comment section tell me your favorite book or story you remember as a child. Then make sure I have a way to reach you if you win. If you don't have a blogger account you can still enter, just post under anonymous. I'll leave the contest open until Saturday, July 25th at 9:00 AM Central time. That sounds so official, I almost feel like I'm giving away one of PW's Kitchen Aid Mixers instead of a magazine subscription. Anyway, thanks so all of you who care enough to read my posts and make my day with your comments. It truly is a bright spot in my day!!


The Fritz Facts said...

So glad that Em is having a good time.

I loved then, and still love now "I'll Love you Forever". Boo and Hunter both have copies of this book that I wrote in so they can pass them on to their kids someday.


Karen said...

I always loved the stories in Childcraft Encyclopedia, especially "The Skunk in Tante Odette's Oven."

Smockity Frocks said...

One of my favorite books (I absolutely CAN'T pick just one!) was Never Tease a Weasel. When I taught school, I had it in my classroom library and it ended up disappearing! ~sniff~ I hope somebody out there is enjoying my book!

Pat's Place said...

My favorite book was Grimm's Fairy Tales. I would pour over those stories and love to have Mother or Daddy read them to me night after night!

fairenuff said...

When I was growing up I was fascinated with The Very Hungry Caterpillar ( I loved that you could see how much he was eating and that the board pages had holes in for each fruit he ate.

And having looked it up now I realise that there is a whole books worth of educational worksheets etc out there. Gosh, what a blast from the past!

Anonymous said...

I liked "Where the Wild Things Are". Am I qualified to enter the contest?