I love vintage Arch books - We had quite a few of these at my grandparents' place. Look at these gorgeous illustrations!
Monday, November 2, 2015
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Happy almost Halloween! Isn't Gus the Ghost adorable? This year my 9 year old is dressing up as Astrid from How to Train Your Dragon, my 4 year old will be Rainbow Dash from My Little Pony, and my almost 2 year old will be a pink puppy. Nice to have Halloween on a Saturday this year. Hopefully our weather will be better than last year's icy rain. What are your kids going as this year?
Thursday, September 3, 2015
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
My blog is 3 years old this month! I did a lot more blog posts in the first year of blogging and I hope I can start to blog a little more often than I have this year so far! Almost all of my blog posts have been about books that I own, but this one is not. I found this Little Golden Boom of Bedknobs and Broomsticks at a children's indoor play centre a few months ago. It was in a basket in their reading area, and hopefully I did not weird anyone out as I sat there taking pictures of the book! I love the movie Bedknobs and Broomsticks and watched it with my oldest daughter for the first time a few months back. Anyone else like Disney movies that are a little more obscure?
Sunday, May 17, 2015
My daughters have never really been into dolls that much. These days they play with stuffed animals , My Little Ponies, Lego, Playmobil, etc. Tegan just turned 4 and had her Lightning McQueen themed party . Why do they only market that to boys, by the way?? So annoying ! Tegan is also drawing (scribbling) and doing stickers like crazy these days. Keira , age 8, is busy with reading (lots of the How to Train Your Dragon series lately ), Minecraft, and practising violin. And Brielle , my 1 year old? Well she basically makes messes all day long ! It's Victoria Day weekend here in Canada and I'm hoping the fireworks don't wake any of my 3 kids up!
Monday, April 6, 2015
Happy belated Easter! Look at this beautiful Big Little Golden Book - The Golden Egg Book, by Margaret Wise Brown! Leonard Weisgard's illustrations are amazing ! Easter didn't feel very Easter-y for us since it was snowing as we ate our dinner! But we had a great time throughout the weekend with family and friends. My girls were so excited to hunt for their eggs. My almost 4 year old thinks she has a handle on the situation- "Chickens poop Easter eggs."
Sunday, February 1, 2015
Hi! My old computer died and I am trying to get the hang of doing things on my new IPad, including using the Blogger app. I haven't done a Retro TV and toys post for a super long time and I'm hoping to get back in the habit of doing these types of posts every so often! Here is a picture of my Cabbage Patch doll, Fern. I got her in 1985 during the Cabbage Patch craze years. Remember the stories about people fighting over these dolls at the malls? My doll's real name is Gretchen Fernanda. That's what it said on her adoption certificate. I cried and cried when I saw the name, I thought it was so horrible! Thankfully my mom saved the day and suggested "Fern" for short- cute, and it's the name of the little girl in the book "Charlotte's Web". Do any of you still have your Cabbage Patches?