Project 365: Day 59 (Picture Heavy)

Do you remember that post called Books Books, Books! where I said that I never get rid of my books because I love them so much?!?!? Well… after writing that post and discovering all of the amazing children’s books that are out there I decided to compromise on my book collection. We have a store in town called Mr. K’s that will buy used books and give you credit to buy more used books. Sometimes you can take bags upon bags of books and they will only take a few… or they may take them all. It just depends on what they already have in stock, and what the book demand is for your area. We took in SIX bags of books… yes you read that correctly. Out of those 6 bags, J donated maybe 5 books? LOL. Well, they only took 2 bags, so we came home with a good portion (and to be honest it made my heart smile just a little to be able to keep some of those books ha!). Amazingly, we received just under $70 worth of credit… and I went to town in the children’s section!
I was most excited about these board books… Goodnight Moon is one of my favorites!

 These are some sweet little board books with googly eyes and a puppy book that I know JoyAnn will love reading to Boogie!

 Lots of itty bitty bible story board books (these were only 20 cents a piece!)

 More board books of bible stories… again 20 cents a piece

 Justin found this big book of bible stories, and it’s incredibly colorful!

 This one has beautiful pictures.

 More bible stories… love those Dear God books!

 I used to have a ton of these Golden Books… I had the Precious Moments one… and I couldn’t resist buying one about postmen since Boogie’s papaw (my dad) worked for the post office for a really really long time!

Some Beatrix Potter books… who doesn’t love Peter Rabbit?

 Disney…

 Classic Pooh… Boogie’s nana (J’s mom) will love reading these to her… she’s a huge Eeyore fan.

 Tigger books…

 Cute little board book… each page has a different tab with something for her to touch and feel.

 And ofcourse mommy and daddy got a few books as well. J got 2 books by 2 authors he likes and I got this Baby’s First Year book… same authors that wrote my favorite Pregnancy book!

Books… books… books!

If you know me at all… then you know that I’m an avid reader. I have a bookshelf stocked full of some of my favorite books. I never throw away or give away my books… they are a GREAT joy in my life! I love diving into a story and being able to “live” someone else’s life… even for just a minute. A great romance, an epic journey… becoming a fictional character. It’s grand! Well, I hope to instill that same passion for reading in my children and would love to stock an entire library of books for them as they grow, starting with Boogie of course!

Chronicle Books is doing a giveaway for $500 worth of books… here’s the assignment for us bloggers:

Post a list of Chronicle Books valued at up to $500 that you’d like to haul in, and you’ll be automatically entered into a drawing to WIN your list of books! And, one of your readers who comments on the post will win the list too!

So I’m going to make a list of children’s books… and you can either comment here and hope that I win so that you win as well… or you can post your own blog…. OR you can follow the directions to other blogs to comment on for a chance to win! Just click HERE for more details!

My book list:
Count: Blue Apple Books by DwellStudio
Mommy & Daddy Hugs & Kisses Boxed Set by Anne Gutman & Georg Hallensleben
In My Tree: Finger Puppet Book by Sara Gillingham & Lorena Siminovich
Such a Silly Baby! by Steffanie Lorig, Richard Lorig, and Amanda Shepherd
Hello Baby! Baby Book: A Keepsake Journal for Baby’s First Year by Hello! Lucky
Peek-A-Who?: Board Book by Nina Laden
Touch & Feel Zoo: Blue Apple Books by DwellStudio
Butterfly Birthday: Blue Apple Books by Harriet Ziefert & Mark Jones
Stella is a Star!: Blue Apple Books by Bernadette Peters & Liz Murphy
Mommies and Babies: Blue Apple Books by Simms Taback
A Nutty Nutcracker Christmas by Ralph Covert, G. Riley Mills, & Wilson Swain
For Just One Day by Laura Leuck & Marc Boutavant
Over in the Hollow by Rebecca Dickinson & S. Britt
Wrapped in Love: Blue Apple Books by Jan Johnston & Maria Eugenia
Lines That Wiggle: Blue Apple Books by Candace Whitman & Steve Wilson
I Know a Lot of Things by Paul and Ann Rand
Mama’s Kiss: Handprint Books by Jane Yolen & Dan Baxter
Little Hoot by Amy Krouse Rosenthal & Jen Corace
You Think It’s Easy Being the Tooth Fairy? by Sheri Bell-Rehwoldt & David Slonim
Go Back to Sleep: Blue Apple Books by Sylvie Jones & Pascale Constantin
Ook the Book: And Other Silly Rhymes by Lissa Rovetch & Shannon McNeill
Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star by Sylvia Long
Undersea Treasure Hunt by Stephanie Boey
Waddle, Waddle, Quack, Quack, Quack by Barbara Anne Skalak & Sylvia Long
PeeWee & Plush: A Park Pals Adventure by Johanna Hurwitz and Patience Brewster
Noah’s Ark by Jerry Pinkney
Astronaut PiggyWiggy: Handprint Books by Christyan &  Diane Fox
I Spy in the Ocean by Damon Burnard & Julia Cairns
ABC Block Books by Susan Estelle Kwas
Olive, the Other Reindeer by J.otto Seibold & Vivian Walsh
I Love You the Purplest by Barbara Joosee & Mary Whyte
The Night I Followed the Dog by Nina Laden
Goodnight, Owl: Blue Apple Books by DwellStudio
Emily & Alex: Naughty and Nice: Blue Apple Books by Barroux
Emily & Alex: Plain and Fancy: Blue Apple Books by Barroux
Look: Blue Apple Books by DwellStudio
Bathtime PiggyWiggy: Handprint Books by Christyan & Diane Fox

Mundane Monday

Today has been a pretty typical, boring day in the Massey household. J was off today so we decided to start our morning with a trip to the library… and as usual I found several books to read while Justin found zilch. I also needed my Flint Monster cuddles, and I knew Janelle wasn’t feeling well… so J and I headed over to kidnap the older 3 for a picnic at the park. They had a blast… and were VERY excited that J came to play! He even played on the playground with them! He was a little too big for the slide and tunnel however… I’m thinking he’s going to regret that later tonight lol! Other than that… we have our birthing class tonight and then we’ll probably come home and watch a movie and go to sleep. Or attempt sleep… which is a typical night for me :-\

Boogie is being ornery as ever… running out of room and making sure mommy knows! I thought I was having a painful Braxton Hick contraction this morning… but no. It was Boogie. As soon as I put my hand on that spot that felt like my uterus was hard she moved away and kicked the CRAP out of me! Little booger. At the moment she’s stretching so my tummy looks like a watermelon, hopefully she’ll calm down a bit during our birthing class so I can move around a bit better!

Project 365: Day 2

Day 2! It’s October 2 and I have reached week 27 in my pregnancy! That means that I am one week away from starting my 3rd trimester and that there are only 13 weeks until January 1st! WOOHOO! I took pictures from my favorite pregnancy book called Your Pregnancy, 6th Edition, by Glade B. Curtis, M.D., M.P.H. & Judith Schuler, M.S.