Since I (almost) forgot to go to Alana’s shower, I didn’t bring a gift, but I made a run to Target on Wednesday and took a sentimental stroll down the book aisle to find our favorite kid’s books to give to Baby Jackson.
*Cat in the Hat – you just can’t beat Dr. Seuss
*Goodnight Moon – I’ve read this so many times that I can still recite it. I do, in fact, to myself when I can’t fall asleep.
*Guess How Much I Love You – we just bought an antique-y looking board with the words “I love you to the moon and back” for the boys’ room. Nathan and I say that to each other regularly.
*If You Give A Mouse A Cookie – followed by “Pig/Pancake” and “Moose/Muffin.” My favorite spoof on this is “If You Give A Mom A Minute” (talking about how sidetracked we tend to get!)
*Pajama Time – we actually don’t own this particular board book, but we LOVE Sandra Boyton.
The only one I couldn’t find that I really, really love is Max Lucado’s “Just In Case You Ever Wonder.” ***WARNING: CRAFTY IDEA AHEAD*** I got an 8×8 scrapbook album, found pictures of Griffin at various ages, and made his own “special book” (as he calls it) – basically writing the book in the scrapbook with pictures of him as illustrations. He still loves to read it (especially when he’s in trouble).
So what are your favorites?