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Busy, Busy


I guess it has been a while since I have typed in my blog. We have been reading outside, inside, and enjoying the spring.

Have you sidewalk chalk painted yet? Having water and a paintbrush near by to paint over your sidewalk chalk really brings out the color and is so much fun!

My family seems to be having a blast with birthday parties, too. There is so much fun stuff to do lately! And of course, I give fair warning, if you invite my family to a birthday party, we will probably sneak a book in to your gift bag. :)

I am trying to keep track of the books my friends and family already have from me (and people who buy from me), so if you want to check what book someone already has, or if you need a gift idea, just ask the book lady.

Free stuff:

Parks and nature centers have been taking up a lot of our time lately and they also seem to offer good summer programs. And the summer reading program is about to start in Baltimore County with “Dig in to Reading” as the theme. I think it is the statewide theme. We will be enjoying our library and local playgrounds a bunch this spring and summer.

Event update:

I will be having a book lady day for the Jacksonville Senior Center next to our favorite playground on Saturday, April 27th from 8 - 2. It runs rain or shine, but since I will be outside by the playground, I will be there only if it is not raining. Liz wants us to have a bug theme since it is ‘the butterfly playground.’ Come play! The location is 3605 Sweet Air Road, Phoenix, MD 21131

I will not be holding any events in May, but look forward to recitals, watching friends at their sporting events, hopefully making it to the fairy festival, and all kinds of outdoorsy fun.

Following the words of Doctor Scott, the paleontologist, we are getting outside and in to nature! Bring a magnifying glass with you. Older kids prefer clear glass, but little kids like scratched ones, too. It is amazing the curiosity and imaginative play that comes alive, and it can sometimes take the complaining out of a long walk.

Happy reading and have a great spring! Trish