Stacks of Books on Christmas Morning
I’m still trying to recover from being sick, as we ease back into our daily school routine and work towards finishing up our second quarter for this school year, which will end on January 24th. In the meantime I am going to work on sharing a few more pictures from earlier in the quarter and from our Christmas break!
Here is the list of books our children unwrapped on Christmas morning:
Captain (age 13) received the basic Kindle e-reader (the 6″ Ink Display, “without special offers” version, purchased on sale – it won’t let me link directly…), this cover, and The Invaders: Brotherband Chronicles #2, The Gate (the new book by Nancy Carabio Belanger is now available at Amazon) and Twenty Tales of Irish Saints.
Rascal (age 11) also received the basic Kindle e-reader (“without special offers” version, purchased on sale), this cover, and The Royal Ranger, The Haunted Cathedral and The Fire of Eden.
Twinkle Toes (age 10) received the Samantha Books Set, Samantha Just for Fun (not pictured), Inside the Secret Garden (illustrated by Tasha Tudor – she received The Secret Garden also illustrated by Tasha Tudor for her birthday), The Tasha Tudor Cookbook, Mandy, Pink Ponies Cookbook, Ballet Shoes (somehow this ended up in TT’s stack instead of C’s, oops!), Strawberry Hill, Saint Catherine of Siena Audiobook, and a set of Little Lined Books… in her stocking.
I just love the illustrations in this version of The Secret Garden
illustrated by Inga Moore.
Snuggles (age 6) received Saint Felix and the Spider, Cranberry Christmas, Peter Pan, Sir Cumference and the Off-the-Charts Desserts, Three Tales of My Father’s Dragon, and See Inside Trains. (I forgot to include one of his books and the audio book in the photo…)
Even though Snuggles was excited when he opened his first four books, by the time he opened the fifth (See Inside Trains) he wasn’t so sure he loved the idea of a stack of all books.
As he was opening the last book we all couldn’t help laughing when he we overheard him quietly saying “Please don’t be a book, please don’t be a book, pleeeeassse
don’t be a book… Oh NO! It is a BOOK! And it’s a bad
one… There is a FAIRY in it!” Poor boy! 😉 It took his older brothers a couple minutes to explain that it was Peter Pan
… He loves Peter Pan
The youngest two received most of their new books on their recent birthdays here and here…
We have been reading it every afternoon. . .
His favorite page is the one where all the animals are “sleepy” and “nigh nigh!”
Prayer of Mothers
Father in heaven, grant me the grace to appreciate the dignity which you have conferred on me. Let me realize that not even the Angels have been blessed with such a privilege—to share in your creative miracle and bring new Saints to heaven. Make me a good mother to all my children after the example of Mary, the Mother of your Son. Through the intercession of Jesus and Mary I ask your continued blessings on my family. Let us all be dedicated to your service on earth and attain the eternal happiness of your kingdom in heaven. Amen.