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July 31, 2014

A Box Can Be Many Things

Rain Dragon and I have been reading, A Box Can Be Many Things by Dana Meachen Rau and illustrated by Paige Billin-Frye


which caused this to happen:


and this:

I thought making the box car made me super parent of the day, but then the Sasquatch came up with... box helicopter!

the propeller really spins!


Luckily, Rain Dragon loves them both and when she is not in them, she makes sure they are always parked safely:
Though she has requested a rocket ship, next...


July 30, 2014

this week in our garden

The pink flamingo watching over Rain Dragon's garden was deemed not-child-friendly as she kept trying to pull it up from its metal legs. To make up for its disappearance (and to her great joy), we got her some new garden ornaments:

a hummingbird of her choice

and a dragon that I could not resist getting
However, after installing them, Rain Dragon was not quite satisfied. She insisted that the garden needed  something else.

Specifically, the yellow flower ornament that was in the vegetable garden:


She knew it would look much better in her garden:


And it did!

July 28, 2014

on my desk monday

It's the proofs for Ling and Ting:Twice as Silly! Yes, the 3rd Ling and Ting book is really coming!  I have some fun ideas for the book launch, so stay tuned!