Archive for December, 2009
So ever since my kids were in utero (or at least adoption papers ‘in transition’), I’ve given each of them a book for Christmas. I really enjoy the process of thinking through the likes and interests of each kid, spending hours looking through bookstores (yes, with java) and writing a personal note in each one. Over the years, we’ve accumulated a very special library of these books (see below). We managed to find a good number of these books considering the number of moves they’ve undergone – most of these made it back and forth across the Pacific Ocean!
Recently I put a short request on Facebook asking for advice for this year’s gifts. I got an amazing response! So with a long list of recommendations in hand, I just finished this year’s shopping. I committed to sharing this year’s picks:
- For Zachary (age 10): Cool Stuff Exploded: Get Inside Modern Technology (non-fiction science book)
- For Noah (8): Warriors: Into The Wild (fiction about wild cats that go on adventures)
- For Mia (7): Meghan Rose: All Dressed Up (early reader book that reinforces true beauty in God’s eyes is on the inside)
- For Hannah (6): Adventures of Biscuit: Five Stories About Everyone’s Favorite Puppy (Hannah is just starting to sound out words – this book has 140 pages and perhaps 50 words! I wanted her to feel like the big kids during ‘reading time’)
So that’s my Christmas tradition with my kids. One I hope to continue for many, many years to come. Merry Christmas,
– DanNo comments
What a thrill to hunt for a live Christmas tree this year! The house smells wonderful, and most of our tree decorations returned from China (and storage) unscathed. Our newest family member, a rescue-cat we’ve named Cairo Tigger Kennedy, seems mesmerized by the wonder of it all. A little snow even fell this evening to put the icing on the proverbial cake.