Big news in Olivia Land...
her Very Own Library Card.
May she be more responsible with it than her mother. (I'm doing better, really. But, well, punctuality has never been my strong suit. It's what? June? July? I still owe both our parents a Christmas present...)
Two places you're likely to find us on any given afternoon: the pool (106 degrees last week--yowzah!) and the library.
Behold the library basket:
Fancy storage system we've got going there, isn't it?
Look closely and you will see the requisite Nancy Drew Notebooks, as well as a few other mystery novels. Girlfriend has started to branch out a bit, recently adding Flatfoot Fox and the American Girl mysteries to her list of must-reads. Both are fairly quick/easy (Flatfoot Fox more so than the others) and highly recommended for fellow mystery-lovers of the 6- to 8-year-old set.
[Note to self: Encyclopedia Brown! Soon. I think she will like him. Even if he is a boy.]
[Note to readers: Anyone else I'm missing?]
You may have noticed the plethora of Titanic books in the library basket as well. It seems to be the topic du jour for both children, prompting a multitude of questions from the hilarious ("Can we get a boat?") to the unsettling ("Why do bad things happen to people?"). The first one is easy (um, no) but the second, well, ask your mother. Oh, wait, that's me. Um, Grandpa...?
And speaking of questions I am ill-prepared to handle...
"How did that baby get inside your belly?"
<Blush. Fumble. Pray. Read.*>
What's on your summer reading list?