Friday! Yay!

And it's Friday!  Already?  Yup!  And I have a house to straighten up.  And Mr. B is going to Big Sis's school to talk about being a railroad conductor to a classroom of first graders.  And my mom is coming in from Oklahoma on a bus.  And both girls will dance their little hearts out in their first of a weekend of dance recitals.

So here is a wrap-up of stuff since last Friday.  Little Sis and I did this:

This is Little Sis's go-to TV show.  I never realized how many of her strange sayings and behaviors are coming from Bessie Higgenbottom.  That said, I love that she prefers Bessie to Disney Princesses.  I'm nervous that Netflix might not renew their contract with Viacom. We'd miss The Mighty B around here. (Amy Poehler rocks!  I hope this is still around in a few years for Big Sis.)'

EDIT:  Since I wrote this post, Netflix discontinued their arrangement with Viacom, which owns Nick.  Now we watch The Mighty B! on Amazon Prime Instant Video.

We're reading this at bedtime right now:

Clementine, Friend of the Week by
Sara Pennypacker, illustrated by Marla Frazee.
Hyperion, 2010.

I'm still collecting mac and cheese recipes for a future post.  But I have a confession:  I keep forgetting to photograph the ones we try.  I have a definite leader, though.  And since I've made it three or four times already, it's pretty sad I forget to snap a stupid picture.

Tomorrow is May the Fourth, which is a very punny "holiday."  By the time I was Little Sis's age, I had seen all three of the original Star Wars movies in the theatres, and we owned the first two on Selectavision CEDs.    I raced back to the theaters my sophomore of college to see the special edition re-releases, and while they were disappointing, I did see all three prequels in the theater.  (Multiple times for episodes 2 and 3.)  But my daughters?  They refuse to watch Star Wars anything.  It's driving me crazy.  Mr. B and I insist we will have a marathon viewing of the original trilogy this summer.  Anyway, if you have the time to celebrate May the Fourth, here is a Pinterest board of mine full of inspiration.  And May the Fourth be with you!

And this is stuck in my head right now:

If you're on Instagram, follow us if you want to see our picks for #mylittlebookcase #bookaday May meme thingie.  Or you can follow us on Facebook.  The posts go there, too.

And I hope you fit in more books than I probably will this weekend.  Merry Weekend!  Happy Reading!

Jack and Jill, May 1961

Welcome to May!  Does it feel like May where you are?  It's cold and wet in south-central Kansas.  They are still predicting snow, but for tonight.  I wouldn't mind snow, but I hate freezing rain!  Or even cold rain!  I can't warm up.  Waaaahhh.

Okay.  Today I have another vintage magazine for you.  This is an issue of Jack and Jill from 1961.  There are some real gems in this one.  I even scanned the first two pages of The Story of Babar for you!  It was serialized, the rest appearing in the next issue, which I don't have.

 I do have a May issue of Children's Playmateand since it's also worth sharing, look for that post later this month.  Unlike Children's Playmate, Jack and Jill is still in print!  I love that.  There was a lot to choose from in this magazine, and due to its larger format, I had to scan each page separately.  I hope you don't mind the jump!

Happy May!

Inside the front cover.

page 6

page 8

page 9

page 20

page 21

Happy May Day!

Materials:  heavy scrapbook paper, washi tape, tissue paper, scotch tape, ribbon, flowers, and Hershey's kisses.

And this is how Little Sis, her best friend, and I spent the early afternoon.

Happy May Day!

P.S.  Love to update everyone on crazy Kansas weather.  Yesterday, it was sunny and 86 degrees.  Today, it's in the 70s with a chance of rain and storms.  Tonight:  snow.  That's what they say!

P.P.S.  If you follow us on Instagram (silvershoesrabbitholes) or Facebook, you'll see that we're playing along with a little book game.  Visit My Little Bookcase for details!

A Little Spine Poem

One last post for National Poetry Month...

Here is my attempt at a spine poem, which I first saw on Pragmatic Mom last week.  Melissa posted her wonderful one at Julia's Bookbag yesterday, inspired by Curly Birds, inspired by Muddy Girls...  Just Google "spine poems," you'll find many more!  So here is my late night attempt.  I meant to enlist the girls for help, but time did not allow for that.

A girl's book:
Baby faces, BIG, little.  
Princess baby, twinkle toes,
I love you as much...
Someday, Stargirl,
catch the moon, the moon by night.
The queen of the ball -
a wrinkle in time...
Goodnight moon.
I love you through and through.

Gotta Dance

This weekend is dance recital weekend!  The girls had one rehearsal already, and Big Sis has one more rehearsal on Wednesday, then Friday is showtime!  Little Sis has two dances (pre-ballet and tap), and will only perform Friday night and Saturday afternoon, but this year is Big Sis's first year dancing in all four performances!  Three dances:  ballet, jazz, and tap.  To top it off, I start rehearsing my Wild West-style, traveling Shakespeare in the park production of Two Gentlemen of Verona tonight!

So it was a busy weekend...  Um...  here are some videos!  Enjoy!

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