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December is Almost Upon Us.

I don’t know about you, but I could use another couple of weeks before December.  YIKES!  How on Earth did it jump from November 10th to November 25th so quickly?  Way too many holiday projects are about to become due in no time flat.  I had plans to make our own little advent calendar for the girl, but I’m now wondering if I’ll have time to do all the sewing I’d planned to.  I may just have to cut some corners and find little pre-made baggies to put each days “treasure” in.  LOL  Well, either way, I’ll get something put together.

For now I intend to put on some super comfy warm holiday themed PJs, pop on a show, grab a puppy or two, something yummy to snack on, maybe my husband, and cuddle into the bed.  The temperature drop today definitely says “holiday’s a’comin”, and rather than pump the furnace into high gear just yet, I’m retreating for the coziness of a very full bed.  😉

Night!

Goodnight iPad (a modern bedtime tale) & We Give Books

Two things to share tonight.  🙂  One is the We Give Books website/program.  It’s simply too awesome NOT to share.  And the other is a book we stumbled across while there.

Goodnight iPad screenshot from We Give Books

"Goodnight iPad" screenshot from the We Give Books website

We Give Books is an incredible website where you can read new, classic, and popular Penguin Books titles to you children…  for free.  That’s right.  FREE.  We only discovered the site this afternoon and have already gone through seven titles that were brand new to us (the girl loves the Ladybug Girl books).

You can sign up for free (there’s that word again) using your FB or Twitter account, or the old fashioned way by filling out a form.  Then you choose a campaign to support…  which is where We Give Books gets even better – yep.  Better than free!  Can you imagine?  What happens next?  Just pick out a book and start reading.  When you get to the end, a button will show up that says “give a book”.  Click it.  Know what that means?  It means a book has just been donated to whichever campaign you chose to support.

Check it out!!!  Seriously!

We Give Books – www.wegivebooks.org

Now while you’re there, you have to look up “Goodnight iPad”.  It’s way too freakin’ awesome.  A parody on the classic bedtime story “Goodnight Moon” for those of us who are plugged in.  It really is fabulous, and, no joke, it had my husband and I laughing out loud as we attempted to read it to the kid.  😉

So, there you go!  Two fabulous discoveries!

Now get reading!

Paper Mache Fireflies

Long day.  Seriously long day.

Run the girlie to my mom.

Run home to get some stuff taken care of.

Run to the U of S for a photo shoot.

Run back to my parent’s place to grab the girlie.

Run back home again.

Run off to get a tour of the place where Camp fYrefly will be held (Thanks for driving Herb!).

Run back home again.

Run to pick up Damon from work.

Run back home again to grab our library books.

Run to the library.

Run home – yet again – to let the dogs out for a potty break.

Run back to my parent’s place again (because we always go for a visit on “library day” aka Tuesday).

Run out to do some grocery and craft supply shopping while the girlie hangs with my parents.

Run back to their place.

Run amok in the yard with loads of balloons, flour, water, newspaper, and sticks for a couple hours.

Run back home (for the last time).

Run the dogs back out into the yard.

Run the girlie straight into bed for a chapter and sleep.

I’m pooped!

But we got a good start on our paper mache fireflies.  They should look great!  *knock on wood*  Still a couple more days of work to go on them – AND I still need to sew the girlie’s outfit for the parade.  But we’ll get it all done and be ready for Satuday.  LOVE LOVE LOVE being a part of the PRIDE parade every year.  😀  I may be going a little batty just now, but it’s going to be soooo worth it if these fireflies work out.  How totally cute will they be!  Seriously.  😀

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