Monday, February 16, 2009

A Dancing Nana

I have been so busy this past week. There have been so many things that kept me from posting and I have slowed down enough to get with the program. We had a great weekend. Saturday morning was basketball cheering with Avery. That afternoon we roamed around Target looking for some fabulous red tag bargains. We got a few and headed home. Mark got me some nice gloves for Valentine's Day. Also, he got us the first season of Gilligan's Island. Avery got a kick of it and we decided to watch an episode each Saturday.

My new banner was of A again at the bookstore. She found a series that she is crazy about. It's called Dear Dumb Diary. She started reading book number one and starting giggling every couple of minutes. It was amazing. Avery is very stoic and she laughed more Saturday then any other day in her life. To verify it, I asked her and I was right. She continued to read the series because Nana had to purchase these giggle maker books. I figured if anything made her laugh like that it must be a good thing. They are actually written by a man writing as a middle school girl that is hilarious. She talks about being popular and her mom's terrible cooking and it is truly funny.

Avery getting such a kick out of those books has made me so happy. She's such a serious little old soul and listening to her tell me about all the good parts was enough to make me want to dance. I want to write the author and tell him how much she enjoyed his books and how he's made a Nana want to dance.


Sparky ♥ ∞ said...

Great banner! Avery sure is growing up. Her long hair is so pretty. My new banner is a photo of a cardinal in our very own yard. :o) ♥ ∞

a woman who is said...

What a lovely story about your Avery. She is such a beautiful little girl. I love hearing about how the two of you spend time together. I will definitely have to remember this book series for P.T. down the road.

Debby said...

What a stress reliever a good hearty belly laugh is, even for us stoics! Your story made me smile. Every child should have a devoted nana.

Maggie May said...

Avery is such a lovely child and you are wise to get her books. Glad to hear of her pleasure in reading the ones you bought.
One is never alone when there is a book to read.
Get you dancing shoes on, Nana!

Cammie said...

Thank you for helping me get to 100! Im almost there!!! I think I will leave it up as my top post for one more day!!

Linda said...

I love the new picture you have up of Avery. I have missed you Trish!!!


Anonymous said...

Cute banner!

I've never heard of that series?

Devoted said...

I love the new picture of Avery. She is truly a beautiful girl. I am so glad she found "giggle" books! Our Hunter is an avid reader as well. I treasure our visits to Barns and Nobles.
Dance on, Nana, dance on!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Hi Trish

I've been so busy this past week doing all my yearly check ups -- another few to go :)

Avery looks so cute in the header photo! Those books sound funny, and yes, I think the author would be happy to hear from you! Everyone loves compliments.

My daughter use to love reading "The Babysitting Club" books when she was Avery's age. I wonder if they are still popular?