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It's a Bird! It's a Plane!

BB made airplanes in school today!
His teacher said he was definitely the most excited about it in the class.
Markers, paper towel tubes and tongue depressors - the makings of a great afternoon!

Rock-a-Bye Baby, In Your Twin Bed

It's been two weeks since Billy said good-bye to his crib ...
... and hello to his new twin bed ...
... and he couldn't be happier.

The only thing I need to know is, when did Billy become old enough to sleep in a twin bed?

Plastic Soup Here We Come

Baby B. loves playing with the kitchen at his besties' house, so when I saw this beauty on Woot for $12.99, I had to jump. Granted, he probably won't play with it at our house (isn't everything cooler at other people's houses?), but it was a gamble I was willing to take.

More Mo!

On a fluke, when BB was still a teeny tiny baby, we bought him Pigeon Wants a Puppy! by Mo Willems, mostly because it was about a puppy - and Amazon recommended it.

That book instantly became one of my favorites. Cute, funny, light-hearted but with a message, adorable pictures. We were hooked.

The Pigeon has Feelings, Too! was our next Mo Willems book and was just as cuter - if not cuter - than the first. So, imagine my joy when we found a series of Willems books at the library!

I wasn't familiar with the Elephant and Piggie books until then, but I'm already hooked. Are You Ready to Play Outside? is everything Mo's other books have been: funny, cute stories with a message.

BB loves this book, but I think I might be more excited than he is to go back to the library and get a new Elephant and Piggie book!

* Add 'Watch Me Throw a Ball' to our list of favorites!

Field Trip to Grounds for Thought

Billy and his classmates took a second coffee-related field trip this month, this time to Grounds for Thought, a coffee house in Bowling Green.
While there, they got to see and feel roasted and non-roasted beans and learn how the beans arrive in Ohio (via big ships from around the world).
The kids also got to smell the flavoring used to make the beans different flavors and see it being added to the beans.
Finally, the kids got to see the beans being ground - before enjoying some hot chocolate (with whipped cream and sprinkles).