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Neighborhood Walks

February 20, 2010

We are so lucky to live in a real nieghborhood with restaurants, book stores, coffee shops, and most importantly, a public library within a few blocks. Naftalie and I can still enjoy a walk to and from our nieghborhood branch once a week. I often consider taking pictures there, but for some reason it just doesn’t feel right. Naftalie loves to watch other babies and children there in the children’s area. During our most recent library visit Naftalie broke out in laughter at the sight of a petite 3 year old girl searching for a book near us. It caught the attention of everyone in our vicinity and even made the stuffy librarian smile.

These days we’re reading and enjoying:

I Already Know I Love You by Billy Crystal

Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes by Mem Fox

I Love You As Much by Laura Kraus Melmed

Pat the Bunny by Dorothy Kunhardt

Montessori from the Start: The Child at Home, from Birth to Age Three by Paula Polk Lillard and Lynn Lillard Jenson

Sew and Stow by Betty Oppenhiemer

6 Comments leave one →
  1. Molly permalink
    February 20, 2010 8:32 am

    Oh Shannon, what a sweet picture of you two. That’s awesome that you can walk to your library– now that I’ve lived so close to the FPL, I never want to live out of walking distance! And I love that Naftalie likes the library.
    By the way, pretty scarf!

  2. millison permalink
    February 20, 2010 9:32 am

    Oh Shannon, I love this photo. And what a joy it is to know you are raising your daughter to love books. Danny grew up in libraries and had many books as a little guy. He was fascinated by them. Jon did also but things were interrupted by the head injury. He resumed his love of books again later. This is the one thing that I wish every parent did for their children: read to them, show them pictures, take them to book stores and libraries. It’s a magical world out there.

    Thanks for sharing your life with us, your loyal followers.

  3. February 20, 2010 2:38 pm

    good to know billy crystal is writing children’s books!
    (i really do like him)

  4. Sheryl permalink
    February 20, 2010 3:29 pm

    I just love this! She’s soaking every bit of that love, the learning with the books, language, pictures…….you’re pouring so much into her and she’s blossoming and growing in unimagineable ways. You will honestly never know the huge gift you are giving that child by bonding with her, teaching her, reading to her, playing with her and LOVING her in demonstrative and even subtle ways. Your job is the most important job in the world!! and….by the way…’re doing a marvelous job at it!! I love you:)

  5. February 21, 2010 5:29 am

    deleted? 😦
    i was sus kidding…


  6. February 23, 2010 3:02 pm


    I got your sweet postcard in the mail and was trying to figure out how to contact you without looking at Facebook! Then I remembered I had bookmarked your blog. Love it….going back and reading some of your older posts. My blogs have been scarce as of late….trying to just be BE STILL. Miss visiting with you and can’t believe I didn’t get to see you when you were here!
    Hope you are staying warm.
    I saw that you gave up wheat a while ago. I have celiac….it is much easier as time goes on. As fasr as dairy goes, i took josh off when he was 4 (and i figured out THAT was what was making him sick!) and jayni never had it until she was 2 or 3. We have it in the house, but a 1/2 gallon of milk always goes sour before we can drink it.
    take care!

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