We spent the week of Christmas at my parents' house and while there were many, many hands willing to hold Lucia and play with Juliet--I still found no time to work on posts for this week! Sorry!
Do you remember calling your friends the day after Christmas and asking them what they got? That was almost as fun as getting presents of my own because I knew there would be lots of fun toys to play with at their houses the next time I went over to visit.
We got a few new books as gifts, so I thought I'd share them with you.
Ben's parents gave Juliet a few Christmas books which we will add to our growing Christmas collection:
Tasha Tudor'sThe Night Before Christmas
You can never have too many versions of this classic.
The Crippled Lamb by Max Lucado
We haven't read it yet, but I love Lucado's books.
My Swiss sister in law's parents sent this for the girls:
Pitschi by Hans Fischer
The illustrations are completely enchanting. You'll probably see a post on this one someday.
And my brother's very sweet Swiss girlfriend gave these beautiful books to Juliet and Lucia:
Heidi by Johanna Spyri
Can't get more Swiss than this, can you?
A Very Naughty Rabbit: Tales of Mayhem and Mischief by Beatrix Potter
A beautiful collection--we didn't have this yet! We read the first story tonight. Can't wait to read more of it together.
The grandparents also added to her Tag collection:
LeapFrog® Tag Activity Storybook Toy Story 3: Together Again
This was the first movie Juliet ever saw in the theater.
LeapFrog Tag Activity Storybook: Rapunzel
I took Juliet to see Tangled a few days before Christmas--Have you seen it yet? It's really cute. She got the book before she saw the movie and thought it was okay, but after seeing it on the big screen, she LOVES the book. We've read it over and over again. (Actually, the Tag reader has read it to her over and over again. These things are great for long car rides!)
And although not technically a Christmas gift (got it for my birthday which is just after Christmas, so it's kind of the same thing), Ben got me this beauty that I have been wanting for awhile...
Alphabeasties: And Other Amazing Types by Sharon Werner
You'll definitely see a post on this one someday.
So what books did you or your kids get for Christmas? Any good ones to recommend?