That's my eight-year-old, taken a few days ago.  When she was still seven.  Today, she is eight.  She bought herself an ice cream sandwich, and because she's so sweet, she bought her little sister a treat, too.

Tomorrow, we will head to one of our favorite parks with this beautiful parcel.

When someone asks her what she wants for her birthday, she shrugs and thinks and says, "Hello Kitty stuff.  Or Judy Moody books."

She asked Mom and Dad for a weekend trip to Kansas City.  Daddy will probably have to work, but I'm planning a Renaissance Festival trip for early October!

Happy Birthday to my firstborn.  And a very Merry Weekend to the rest of you!  Happy Reading!

Playing Restaurant

Little Sis, with some help from her sister, set up a restaurant last night.  I thought I'd share.  Unfortunately, she did this so soon before bedtime that there wasn't much time to play.  The evenings go so fast during the school year.  Poor kiddos.

We're getting ready for Big Sis's birthday!  She decided to have a party at one of our favorite parks.  In addition to that, Little Sis starts dance again tonight.  (Big Sis starts Monday.)  My mother and aunt should be coming to town tomorrow.  We're busy!

Speaking of restaurants and playing, head over to the darling Jane-Cherie and enter to win some adorable Orcara miniature food!  My little restaurateur loves her dolls and play sets and mini things (and pork chops), so I know she'd be thrilled to score this prize.

The Princess and the Pea (A Tip-Top Elf Book)

The Princess and the Pea (Tip-Top Elf Book),
illustrated by Anne Sellers Leaf.
Rand McNally & Company, 1965.
Based on the tale by Hans Christian Andersen.

I had a pile of books at my grandmother's house when I was very little.  Most of them came from garage sales and estate sales.  This is one of them.  I never cared much for the story of "The Princess and the Pea," but I always loved these illustrations.

The Twelve Dancing Princesses (Adrienne Adams)

Happy Labor Day to those of you here in the U.S.  Sorry I have been absent.  I've been a bit under the weather.  

I have fairy tale pictures today!  Twelve of them, to be exact.  Remember my week of Adrienne Adams fairy tales?  

illustrated by Adrienne Adams.
Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1966.

I think I'm going to do a series on especially creepy fairy tales this October, in honor of Halloween.  The Grimmest of Grimm, or something like that.  I love my fairy tales!

By the way, have you checked out Julia's Bookbag today?  Head over there now and you'll see MY HOUSE!  Or specifically, MY BOOKSHELVES!  And some dolls and trolls and a teapot and other things I hoard display.  Oh, and these are the floating bookshelves we used, but there are tutorials all over the internet for making your own. Thank you, Melissa, for the honor!

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