Sunday, January 30, 2011

Book Review: Max Lucado One Hand, Two Hands

One Hand, Two Hands by Max Lucado, Illustrated by Gaby Hansen.

I received this book from Book Sneeze. This is a children's book with a message. It follows this adorable little girl throughout her day in a charming rhyme about all the things that her hands do from petting her puppy to praying at night. It is appropriate for any age child, but I would say that ages 2-8 are probably going to like it best.

The illustrations are so sweet they make your teeth hurt! I could decorate my daughter’s room in them and probably would if my kids didn't love the story so much! My boys love the sing-song style of the story and the page that is talking about fingers and says; "Pick flowers, they smell sweet. Squish cheese, they smell stinky. Ooey. Pooey. Right down to your pinky."

The message is sweet and clear. It teaches kids that their hands can help, be kind and love. It teaches that the Lord can use their hands for many purposes.

I would recommend this book to anyone who wants a sweet and short bedtime story for their kids, or just a good book to snuggle up with your baby with. It is short enough that it doesn't get annoying reading it too many times in a row when your 2 year old asks you to again and again.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Sweet & Seven

My eeny tiny little baby girl, my first born, that little bundle that I took home from the hospital with such awe and wonder, with no idea what to expect...
...well she turned 7 today-and whatever I expected, I never expected such a wonderful little daughter, angel and friend.

My friend gave me this amazing doll house because her kids got a new, bigger and better model for Christmas and I was so excited to see Bekah's face when she saw it in the middle of her room when she woke up. I was not disappointed! :)
I stuffed it to the brim with clothes, dolls, squinkies and other little odds and ends, so that when she went to look inside she was even more surprised. I plan on furnishing it little by little with some cute wooden furniture, but for now all the kids are having a ball with it, with all the little toys they have.
We have more birthday celebrating to do this week-for today we just played and ate junk food all day. Her kind of day! :)