Tuesday, May 31, 2011

a trip to the library

Today, I walked across the street with Elijah and Vanessa to our library. Having a library so close is one of my favorite things about where we live. The children are a little young to really take advantage of it, but we still enjoy going. They have reading time and baskets of stuffed animals the kids play with while I'm picking out books. I could walk through the aisle's for hours. I always pick out more books than I can finish in three weeks. Today, right before we walked out two books caught Elijah's eye and he checked out his own books for the first time.

I have a slight obsession with books, especially children's books. I started filling the kid's bookshelf before Elijah was born and I can hardly walk through the children's section in Barnes and Noble without adding to it. 

Naturally, this love of reading passed down to the kids and Elijah loves to sit in his chair reading to whoever will listen, his stuffed animals or Nay. 

I love the way books smell. I love the memories they bring back. I love the people you meet. I love the worlds you experience. I love the way reading evokes the imagination. 

I dream one day we'll have our own library. Now, our bookshelves are over flowing and our parents are storing boxes of books until we move to a place that can hold them all.

I've started my summer reading list and hope that I make the time to finish it. Since having children I've found my time is not my own and pleasure reading doesn't happen as much. 
Some of these books are ones I continually read, some I've been trying to finish for awhile, and some I've always wanted to read. I'll let you know how it goes. And if you have any good suggestions I'd love to hear.


he calls me wifey said...

beautiful photos!

~Andrea @ http://hecallsmewifey.blogspot.com/

Purposely at Home said...

We LOVED Harold and the Purple Crayon! ;) Going to the library was one of our absolute favorite things to do when we were little....and still is! ;D

danielle @ take heart said...

i love this post. i love the library, and the gift of reading to our kids. you are blessed to have one right there! and by the way, you are a fabulous mama. have a great day, beautiful friend!!

the fox family channel said...

oh i love this post too! danielle stole my exact words. you are precious :) thanks for sharing your heart!

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