Thursday, January 28, 2010

Feed Me Books Friday

I am so excited about this great idea my friend Janna had to share great kid books with other families! It's a great way to incorporate fresh reading materials into your home knowing in advance they will be good. I added a link to Feed Me Books Friday at the bottom of this post :-)

One of our favorite books to read is called "The Very Noisy Night." It tells the story of Big Mouse and Little Mouse at bedtime. Little Mouse has a hard time falling asleep because of all the funny noises he hears around them and Big Mouse is kept awake by Little Mouse. Any parent who has been kept awake at night by their little one will certainly smile at this one. The pictures are so perfect too - Little Mouse lies in his bed just like my Eóin does :-)  It is full of repetition which is great for little kids and you can have great fun making all the night time noises!

I took some video of Eóin reading it to Aidan about 6 months ago.  It's amazing to see the difference 6 months makes in his speaking - he sounds so much more like a baby still :-)

If you are interested in buying the book for yourself - here is a link to it on Amazon.

Feed Me Books Friday

Entertaining Aidan

My favorite thing about having two kiddos is watching them crack each other up. Here are a few videos from the last couple of weeks. Aidan is really enjoying the annoying game of throwing everything off his highchair. Also turns out he's a bit of a froggy. And nothing could be more funny than peek-a-boo with your favorite big brother :-)

Monday, January 25, 2010

Book Review: The Silent Governess by Julie Klassen

Olivia Keene is running from home with a terrible secret. Unfortunately, her journey is full of mishaps and danger ending in her overhearing the life-changing secret of another.

When Lord Bradley realizes that someone knows this hidden truth that could ruin his life, he decides to keep her close - making her take a post as an undernurse in his household. It's easy at first to assure her silence as she lost the use of her voice on her journey, but what about when her voice returns? Will he be able to trust this stranger who has secrets of her own?

I LOVED this book! I already enjoyed reading fiction set in this early 1800 time period, and Klassen really brought to light the customs among servants and masters during that time. At the beginning of each chapter is a snippet taken from books, newspapers, and journals of people going through the same things as the characters in the story and I thought that really made the story more believable. I thought it had a great balance of romance and mystery.

This book is over four hundred pages long and I read it in one night. I could not put it down - I would definitely recommend it to anyone! A great read :-)

I recieved a free copy of this book from Bethany House Publishers for the purpose of reviewing.

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Book Review Link

I just finished writing a review on a couple's devotional book on my church blog. I will probably copy the content on here soon but I want to at least put a link up for now :-)