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Graduation, Photographers, and Cookies. A Memoir. Sorta.

You might not know this, but my youngest graduated from high school in June!!! YAY!!!

How can someone so small grow up to be a high school graduate? It seems like just yesterday she was throwing a tantrum in her sweet little church dress or bonking her brother on the head with her plastic guitar.

Because we’re readers, it seemed fitting to incorporate cookies into her party. Books, I mean we incorporated books into the party theme: She’s One Smart Cookie! That allowed me to go through her collection and lay out books that she’s enjoyed over the years.

Would you like to take a look?


I think the photos turned out beautiful! Having a photographer at the house captured memories that I’ll cherish forever. The photographer was Sheri Luckey of Moments by Sheri.  Contact her on Twitter, email ([email protected]) or phone ( 267-277-3407).

I got to have all of my fave things on one day: sweets, family, and books!


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For the Graduate: They Grow Up So Fast!

It’s graduation season! Many of you are planning, partying, or crying over the fact that your little one is graduating (or will graduate) SOON.  Many of your little ones are graduating from

  • preschool
  • kindergarten
  • elementary school
  • middle school
  • high school
  • college

It’s all very exciting and emotional at the same time.  I, too, have a little one graduating. My first born, the one I made all my mistakes on, has graduated from college! Who knew they let toddlers graduate from college?

It’s true, little ones grow up so fast; but have no fear, I have a book for practically every graduation group.


To be sure, this list is not exhaustive; but just a few that caught my eye;

  • The Very Fairy Princess; Graduation Girl
  • The Berenstain Bears’ Graduation Day
  • I Just Graduated: Now What?
  • 10 1/2 Things No Commencement Speaker Has Ever Said
  • Lean In for Graduates

So no matter the age of your graduate, hug em tight, and tell them you love them!

Here’s one of me and my little graduate:








Tu Eres Mi Te Quiero: You Are My I Love You

Hola! That’s Spanish for Hello! But if you speak Spanish you already knew that, right? I want to share a lovely book with you that is now BILINGUAL!

Tu Eeres Mi Te Quiero


Isn’t the cover delightful? The original title is You are my I Love You, a delightful tale of a Bear telling his baby how they complement each other: “I am your calm face; you are my giggle. I am your wait; you are my wiggle. ”

Isn’t that adorable? Now that it’s bilingual, parents and children can read it together; an especially fun activity for those learning a second language. “Yo soy tu calma; tu eres mi risa. Yo soy tu espero; tu eres mi meneo. ”

As the kiddies are graduating from preschool through college, now is the perfect time to reflect on those sweet moments of childhood.

What bilingual books do you like to share with your little ones?



Oh the Places You’ll Go!

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Oh the Places You’ll Go!

So it’s that time of year. The time when the little love bugs in your life graduate! They graduate from preschool, kinder, middle school, high school and college! It’s a time of reflection and a time of excitement. My own little love bug graduated from college this month. Who knew they let toddlers into college? It seemed like just last month I was watching The Lion King with him for the 36rd skillionth time or reading One Fish, Two Fish with him. Again. And again. And again.

That’s why when he graduated from high school I gave him the Dr Suess book, Oh the Places You’ll Go because I knew going off to college was a great big honking exciting deal.

Little did I know!

“Things may happen and often do to people as brainy and footsy as you”

Little did I know that he would graduate from Temple University and fly off to Los Angeles!

Today is your day.
You’re off to Great Places!
You’re off and away!

You little lovebug might not be traveling to Los Angeles, but wherever they go, it’s bound to be great.

Congratulations to all the little lovebugs who graduate this year!