Celebrating Milestones

Two very important milestones were celebrated today:

1. Emily’s very own library card!! We finally got to the point where all of her books were cutting into my quota. Having a card of her own means she can check out plenty of materials, teaches valuable lessons in responsibility, and promotes lots of free and educational experiences. We are very excited!

2. Clara’s first scribbles!!

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She uses this triangular crayon set from Melissa and Doug. These crayons don’t roll off the table, are easy to draw with, and difficult to break. She loves them!


  1. both of those milestones are great. congrats to both girls.

  2. I love going to the library with Lu, it is more fun than I ever thought it'd be! Great milestone for the both of them!

  3. Booklover1212 says

    AWESOME milestones!! I'm going right to the Melissa & Doug site to check out those crayons!!

    ~ Jennifer

  4. Mama King says

    What a big day Indeed!

  5. Hi visiting from SITS.

    My son was thrilled when he got his library card too.

  6. frugal southern mom says

    First time here! Both milestones pretty important! Brings back memories of my daughter when she got hers!
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  7. Jayne @ Misplaced City Girl says

    Even as an adult I get excited about a new library card if I've moved to a new town! I have a Melissa & Doug chunky puzzle and my kids love it. I'll have to check out the crayons!

    :::visiting from SITS::;

  8. Ah! I bet you are such a proud Mama right now! Super cute sweetie!

  9. MaryAnne says

    Two very exciting milestones! Those Melissa & Doug crayons sound great, especially the hard to break part!

  10. Family Best says

    It is an important milestone in a child's life when they get that library card. You have a truly wonderful blog!

  11. Val in the Rose Garden says

    Congratulations Emily! I bet Emily is wonderfully proud! 🙂


  12. 🙂 That's great! I love that she has her own library card. I was recently thinking about that for my two middle children. The oldest has one already.

    I love those crayons! That's so smart. I was sold when you said they don't roll of of the table. I look forward to seeing more of her scribbles.

  13. Love your blog. Great ideas and cute kids. I'll check in again.

  14. Such fun milestones! Your girls are so lucky to have a mommy that appreciates each step in their development.

  15. Infant Bibliophile says

    Congratulations to Emily!! I used to daydream about my (then unborn) son getting his first library card. I'm such a dork. Definitely a fun milestone! We have those crayons and love them too.

  16. Stephanie Griffith says

    Excellent milestones!