Winter Days in the Big Woods

by GfG on March 1, 2012 · 3 comments

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Wee Babe has a real thing for books about vehicles.  His first love was Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel.  Next was The Little Engine That Could.  Then, Katy and the Big Snow.  Those three have been favorites for quite awhile now, but something caught his fascination and none of us really knows why.

Remember when I “checked out” those ninety-eight library books?  Remember they were due February 1st?  Well, surprise, surprise, the renovation of the library isn’t on schedule, so I still have all of those books (and when I say all, I’m assuming).    And Wee Babe found one.

Winter Days in the Big Woods.  It’s a sweet little picture book described as a “My First Little House Book” .

He loves it.  Every nap. Every bedtime.  Every chance.

I think it’s adorable how he talks about Laura and Mary and Jack.   HB thinks it’s precious how he finishes the sentences.  The rest of the family thinks it’s cute when he carries it around.

After Princess finished making the bread the other day, I scraped the mixing bowl and was about to throw out a little bit of dough, when visions of Laura and Mary danced in my head.  I smiled to myself and asked Wee Babe to go get his book, then I handed him some bread dough.   When he realized it was just for him and he could roll the dough and form a loaf all by himself, “Just like Laura and Mary”, he was one big grin.

No big hoopla.  No big effort.  No horse and pony show.

Just a boy.  A book.  A little dough.

Winter Days in the Big Woods comes to Little House in the Hill Country.  My own little Half Pint is pretty stinkin’ cute.  I’m grateful I didn’t miss the moment and I hope to be watching for them more often.

Having any precious moments lately? 

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AnnetteQ March 1, 2012 at 9:19 am

Tears are in my eyes! My kids also LOVE Little House. We have all the books, including the early reader versions. We also have the entire 9 seasons on DVD. What a kick to watch my kids laugh, cry, and just plain love the Ingalls!


Mel Kwan March 1, 2012 at 7:30 pm

If I ever have kids, I hope I take the time to do things like that with them. I miss you guys so much right now.


GfG March 1, 2012 at 8:24 pm

Thanks. I was thinking yesterday how your text made me wish that Star Trek’s transporting was possible.


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