Monday, August 11, 2014

Books! Books! Books!

Cats! Cats! Cats! Was one of my favourites when I was learning to read. 
I don't think it's an exaggeration to say that my mom read this to me several hundred times. 

Over the long weekend my wonderful family threw me and my two also-pregnant cousins a book themed baby shower. 
We now have a shelf on our bookshelf filled with wonderful stories that I can't wait to read to my little girl. 

Baby E still has about 4 months to go before she makes her way into the world but she's already being spoiled rotten by friends, family, and even my co-workers. 

Some of the books we got are classics (Dr. Seuss), others very touching. 'Guess How Much I Love You' made John emotional and I barely made it through the first page of 'Someday' before the tears started running down my cheeks. 
It reminds me of the classic 'Love You Forever'. If you can read that book cover to cover without at least getting a little misty-eyed then... you're either a stronger person than me or a sociopath. 

I hope to read many of my favourite books to Baby E as she grows up - Charlotte's Web, The Velveteen Rabbit, the Harry Potter series, etc. 
I hope she grows up loving to read.

John has already put headphones on my belly so that she could listen to Ed Viesturs book-on-tape about his mountain climbing experience (google him if you're curious, he's got a pretty impressive resume). 
So maybe she'll grow up to love reading and mountain climbing.
Oh boy...

What books did you love as a kid?
What books would you want to include in your child's library?


  1. I kept meaning to ask you! Any duplicates that day? There were a LOT of books!
    xo A

  2. No duplicates surprisingly! We have a shelf full of all sorts of awesome books that I can't wait to read to her. Side note: I tried to read Someday again today, made it to the part where she's waving her child off before I started bawling. Progress!