Saturday, July 14, 2007

We have procured the baby book

Last night after dinner and ice cream with our friend Sarah, Justin found it in his heart to let me go to Borders. I just got $20 in gift cards and a 25% off coupon through various promotions that they offer. The gift cards came from getting five of my friends and family members to sacrifice their e-mail inbox and sign up for Gather, a sort of online book club thing. Thanks guys!

Anyways, I had my eye on an Eric Carle baby book, with the hungry caterpillar on the cover (that's it in the corner). It's very cute, and very gender neutral. Justin liked it for the three seconds that he looked at it (he gets uncomfortable in the baby section). I also found the perfect paperback Chronicles of Narnia, which has ALL of the books in it. It's very manageable. I read Hosey the first two chapters of The Magician's Nephew out loud last night. Katie was extremely confused. She was alternately excited and uncomfortable. Hosey, however, was most certainly enjoying everything. I am going to do my best to make this baby a reader.
All in all, it was a very relaxing evening, and I am excited to read to Hosey. I read in my baby book that it's good to talk to the babies a lot, since they will get used to your voice and it will soothe them. I've got to talk Justin into talking to my belly more, since the baby can officially hear everything now.

1 comment:

Jim said...

I always loved Carle's book, The Hungry Caterpillar, until during the 2000 election George W. cited it as his favorite book (Gore preferred Stendahl's The Red and the Black--hmmm, I wonder who has the more developed brain?).

Okay, that's as political as I'll get. Adriane, you know you have one person in your corner in your efforts to have Hosey be a reader. Grandpa Lilly's library will always be open to Hosey!

Justin can play music for Hosey, if he doesn't want to talk to him/her.