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Our First Bookroo & a Discount for You!

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What is Bookroo? It is a subscription book service for kids! How awesome is that? About a month ago I was introduced to Bookroo my friend (and fellow blogger) Emily. After looking into the company a bit more, and really liking what I saw, I ordered our first box and then anxiously waited. I knew this would be a great addition to our reading for the 100 Books in August challenge, and they did not disappoint. When the package arrived at our house last week, to say I was impressed would be an understatement. The wrapping alone was lovely.

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Inside were two, individually wrapped hardbacks: Hugless Douglas and the Big Sleepover and Pirate Nap: A Book of Colrs. My boys loved the surprise of each getting to open a new book. We paused our in-progress art lesson to read both books right away.
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The stories were great, with cute illustrations. Hugless Douglas and the Big Sleepover is a fun story about a bear heading to a sleepover at his friend Rabbit’s house and what happens when he brings along lots of extra friends. It’s a perfect bedtime story. We will be taking it along for my kids’ next sleepover with their cousins.

Pirate Nap is the story of some cute little pirate brothers (and their baby sister – perfect for my crew!) and their colorful adventures before naptime. It was obviously a fast favorite of my boys. The rest of the afternoon they could be heard shouting pirate lingo as they crafted a boat from a cardboard box, made a flag, and had their own adventures.

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THAT is my favorite thing about reading.kangaroo logoWant to know more? Head on over to Bookroo.com to start your own subscription! They have three subscription options, and you can also choose between board books or picture books. The order process is super easy. Sign up, choose your book type and subscription, and they handle the rest! Even better? If you purchase a subscription through the above link, you’ll receive a special discount of $4 off, just for being a reader of my blog! (Coupon will be added at checkout.)

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Gonna take a walk outside today….

Gonna take a walk outside today! Gonna see what we can find today!

The boys watched Milo & Otis this afternoon while I was cooking supper, and I’ve had that song stuck in my head ever since.  (Later found out my sister had been singing it all afternoon too, 35 miles away. We’re awesome like that.) Anyway…the boys and I ventured out for a walk to the library after lunch today.
Please excuse the mess in this picture (and the blurriness *hangs head in shame*). Cleaning, cooking, and two toddlers dragging stuff out of every room into the kitchen made for a big disastrous mess.

I promise I put two matching shoes on this boy. That wasn’t good enough for him though. Just like everything else in life, he had to run off and put his own spin on it. It made me laugh, but I also saw it as a true picture of who my second son is. God created this silly little boy to have fun and make people laugh everywhere he goes, even if it’s just by wearing two different shoes.

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We have the cutest little library just a couple of blocks from our house. I really need to take my real camera and take some pictures on our next visit. Being in a small town, I wasn’t expecting much, but I was pleasantly surprised to find walls filled with lots of recent titles and brand new books. It will definitely be a frequent stop for us from now on.

When we got to the library, Lincoln seemed to have a sixth sense about where the kids’ books were and quickly found one and sat down to look at it while I helped Bubbi pick some books.

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It’s amazing what a mature little boy he is becoming. He sat there looking at that book until his brother had books too. Then Lincoln picked out a couple more and we were ready to go check out with mommy’s new library card.

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In unrelated news, Sissy has been rolling around for a few weeks, but she’s really picking up speed now. See her little jeans in the bottom corner? That’s where she was lying when I got up to go grab the baby wipes to change her diaper. Sigh. Too fast, too fast.

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