Sunday, November 20, 2011

Book Fair Festivities!

After an amazing long weekend with my Twitter family at Anderson's Bookshop in Naperville and the NCTE conference in Chicago, I was still able to spend today with my real-life family. I can't even explain the love I felt at the train station when I opened the car door to put my stuff in the trunk and Jordan and Danny both screamed, "Mom!!!" Their little smiling faces are so sweet.

Then we went home and it was all changing diapers and reading books and bedtime and back to real life. It almost seems like my weekend away was a dream.

Today, we went to Barnes and Noble for the book fair for Chad's school. Barnes and Noble hosts it every year and there are activities and story times throughout the day. Chad was the first teacher to read. I spent a lot of time running after Danny. He would pull out a bunch of books and then take off running while I tried to frantically put the books away and race after him. We rode up and down the escalators a few time, too. That was fun.
Jordan and Maddy listening to Chad read
While Chad was reading, Jordan got to hang out with one of his best friends, Maddy. Jordan and Maddy have known each other their whole lives (well, Jordan's whole life since Maddy is older) and for a while saw each other almost every single week. Doesn't this picture of them just kill you? I cried when I saw it. Maddy's dad took it and showed it to me. They are awesome. So glad we have friends like this. What would life be without friends and family to share it with? Thanksgiving is coming up but I'm always thankful for my friends and family any day of the week.

1 comment:

Mom said...

How cute is this picture? True friends, they are really paying attention to Chad reading. I love it.