When I was small I remember my aunt Julee reading me the Maurice Sendak, Nutshell Library Books. I LOVED them and I would always ask her read them to me.... "eating chicken soup with rice", I would say along as she read to me.
When I was pregnant with Lola, I knew that was something I wanted to share with her as well. I purchased the little book set and placed it lovingly in her closet to wait until I could read them to her.
Well, I pulled them out last night and got through half a book when she jumped off the bed and started playing... I kept reading, then she wanted to hold one, so I took the paper cover off and handed it to her, she was loving it until she ripped a page... I ran over and grabbed it from her grubby but cute little paws and luckily it was only a blank page in the back of the book. Needless to say, it was too early to pull these little gems out. I put them back on the closet shelf to wait until she is older and understands how to NOT rip the pages out. :)
I love her bed head in this picture and how I asked her to say "hi" and she went, "ROAR!". She is such a character!