Thursday, February 23, 2012


This week is our mid-winter school break.  Do you have that where you live?  I'd never heard of it until we moved here, but then again I grew up in California, Texas, and Florida and I guess you don't need those kinds of things in sunny climates.  So, while I wish we were taking a vacation down to Florida to soak up some sun, we're instead staying snugly warm at home and having a read-a-thon this week.  My kids and I have a goal to read all the picture books on this bookshelf together before the week is over.  

It's been keeping us busy and it's given us a chance to read some of our less loved books--they need to be read too after all.  Wish us luck as we work toward finishing our goal!


  1. I live in The Netherlands and we also have a midwinter break, though it's called spring break over here. No idea why. "crocusvakantie" is better I think, because the crocuses are starting to flower.
    For my kids the break is next week, they are already looking forward to it, but only a little because it means not seeing their friends (and going to school) for a week :D
    Good luck with the reading!

  2. What a great idea! Hope you can reach your goal!

  3. Love it! I think you can do it! ps. we have the same bookshelf :)

  4. That is such a great idea. Wish i could spend a week at home just reading! Enjoy

  5. Must be getting sentimental in my "old age," but I actually got a lump in my throat when I saw the bookcase of books you've targetted to read with your children. What a wonderful goal to share!