Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Story Time!

Today I join my fellow bloggers in "serving up a slice" 
to the Tuesday Slice of Life sponsored by
Take one large collection of Christmas books
Mix in two young mothers

Sprinkle in four attentive young ladies

Blend in several Christmas books

Shake in two active siblings
Add a picture to color
Find the cookie jar

Choose a placemat, mug, and plate

 Add one cup of hot chocolate adorned with peppermint or plain marshmallows
Serve with monster cookies

Embellish with more stories for a 
perfect December afternoon!


  1. The pictures are awesome, especially that final one, and the recipe for story time is beautifully done. It looks like you had a marvelous day, Ramona.

  2. How lovely! What are your favorite books of the bunch?

    1. Oh Kristi, it's so hard to pick. I love Jane Ray's The Story of Christmas, beautiful illustrations with the King James version of the Christmas story. We always read Tomie dePaola's pop-up book, The First Christmas, as a family. My new favorite is Manger, a Lee Bennet Hopkins anthology of poems written from the perspective of the animals. I'll Be Home for Christmas by Holly Hobbie captures perfectly that longing we all have to be with family and friends this time of year. Yesterday we sang our way through Bruce Whatley's illustrated version of Here Comes Santa Claus. And I must add B is for Bethlehem by Isabel Wilner and beautifully illustrated by Elisa Kleven. And that just scratches the surface because the books on the table are just "some" of my collection.

  3. LOVE that last photograph, Ramona - that is the joy of this season!

  4. Sounds like a perfect afternoon! Thanks for sharing it with us, Ramona!

  5. What a lovely afternoon. All those books! I have the new poetry book, Manger, really like it.