Saturday, February 14, 2009

Show & Tell #28

Tomorrow we are throwing Michael's birthday party. February 21st my son will be ten years old. I cannot believe it. Seeing Willow start down the path of toddlerhood, I remember back to when my son was that old...

Here he is at his 2nd Birthday party:




Last weekend, while we were baby-proofing and cleaning the house up, I found some of his birthday gifts from that party...


We found one of these fish maracas last week, it is now Willow's (hopefully we will find the other one soon).





Michael loved this book. It is a book of "animagicals": "Twelve different interactive spreads pose witty rhyming riddles courtesy of poet Carol Diggory Shields, accompanied by Croatian artist Svjetlan Junakovic's whimsical and lovely paintings of musical instruments. Fold out the flap, and the spread extends to a surprise "animagical"--a creative morphing of instrument and animal. The first spread, for example, leads with the following riddle-rhyme: "I plod through the desert / ba-rumpity-bump. / My drums keeping time, / ka-thumpity-thump. / Bumpity, thumpity, / rumpity, thump, / I am a..." Open up the page flap, and the drums reveal themselves to be a "camel, with a drum on each hump.""
We found this book last week in his bookcase, the flaps worn from use.

(oh gosh...is he really going to be ten?!)

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11 comments:

Cassandra said...

Happy early birthday, Michael!

Fish maracas, I love it.

Cara said...

I know that feeling! I just did the walk down birthday memory lane thing at last week's show and tell.

You know - it is important for us to remember for it grounds us WAY more in the here and now.

Happy Birthday Michael!!

Kristin said...

Happy Birthday Michael.

That sounds like a fabulous book.

Liv said...

Oh my, time does go by fast. It never really ocurred to me to snap a photo of the individual gifts you received...I like that.

Fertilized said...

Cool Books! Love the fish maracas. Wow almost 10, Happy Birtday Michael

luna said...

great pix and books. happy bday m!

Lori said...

Ten!? Parenting gives new perspective to "time flies."

I would love to watch "Love of Chair" with you and your almost 10-year-old.

Beautiful Mess said...

I hated it when my daughter went into the double digits. It made me so sad. She'll be 12 in a few months...EEK! Happy early birthday to Michael and happy early GIVE birth day to you!

WiseGuy said...

Happy Birthday Michael....He has got so much cake on hi face...mmmm... that's so very cute! Wishing him love and luck for all his life! Enjoy!

JamieD said...

Happy Birthday, Michael! He looked like he was lovin' life at two!!

Wishing 4 One said...

Happy belated bday Michael- what an adorable 2 he was!!!

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