Thursday, April 29, 2010

Thinking Thursdays: Scrapbooking... and singing along

Yesterday, the hubby helped me to collect some scrapbooking materials that I had purchased from a friend as I was busy at Pasir Ris with my data collection.  I only got to open the pack that she passed to the hubby late that night, and when I did, I nearly fainted with delight!  She had added loads of papers, embellishments and other stuff on top of what I bought... and to top if off, she had made this banner for Junior J:

Cars, stars and black glitter!  I've in mind the perfect place in his room to hang this (more "full" photos when I've done that!), and Jo, thank you so much again! :)

And since we're on the topic of scrapbooking, here's a book that I just recently borrowed from the library:

The Very Best of Yes, It's a Scrapbook!:  I really loved the projects in here, since some used recycled materials such as CDs and floppy disks, and made me view scrapbooking in a different light.  The projects here aren't just restricted to making albums, and you have interesting projects such as decorating large wooden letters etc.  Most library branches have the book, and you can get the details here.

And on the learning front, Junior J has started filling in the words of various songs when you sing them to him.  For example, when you sing "Twinkle, twinkle, little star", he chimes in with the word "star" at the correct part... So I've been trying to sing more songs to the little boy, and we've also been "reading along" to some songs too... We just recently bought the illustrated version of "Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats" (its available at Borders)...

... and the boy loves it when we sit down and sing along to the songs while I point out the words on the pages (we play the "Cats, the musical" CD, and Junior J likes to bob up and down for some of the songs!).  The book is really beautifully illustrated, and is a classic for any library!

Oh, and all this talking about books reminds me... Borders is having a "Buy 3 books and get 30% off" offer until the 5th of May... Click here to download your coupon!

What books are you reading or singing along to this week?


  1. I love the cover of that book, I´m sure it is brilliant! As you already know, we have a cat and Larinka loves cats! She kisses him and plays with him a lot.
    We are reading a new little book about food, and I´m trying to teach her all the basic concepts in russian, of course.

  2. You're most welcome Justina! Glad u like the banner....and welcome to scrapbooking!!!

  3. Kira: Ah, food... always a topic that interests them! We also have a food book, that one he likes to read during meal times, so its now all sticky with oatmeal and stuff!

    Jo: :) Can't wait for the course!



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