Listening: My kids had their first *real* Halloween this year and had a blast, even though it was snowing a bit, 37 degrees and windy. At the age of three, they finally understand the Halloween excitement of going door to door to receive FREE candy if they say "Trick-or-Treat" and "Thank you". It's fun listening to them going through their candy baskets with the "Ooh!" and "Whoa!" sound effects.
Loving: I'm loving the fact my family is supportive, thoughtful, generous, kind, forgiving, etc. This list never ends. I'm so lucky to have them. Even though I'm grateful for them year-round, November is a nice month to give them a special *shout-out*! ;) XO
Thinking: When I think about my husband, I smile. I'm so glad to have married my best friend. For my birthday, he surprised me with a little dining adventure. We restaurant-hopped for the different courses of the meal. It certainly was a wonderful evening. :)
Wanting: My husband and I are both teachers. Each year we head out of town with the in-laws on vacation over Spring Break. I'm really wanting my spring break to match up with my husband's, but that's not going to be the case, unfortunately. This is the first year, in quite a few years, we don't have the same Spring Break schedules. His school has break in March and my break falls in early April. Oh well. Maybe we'll get something planned for the summer vacation-wise. :)
Needing: Hello. My name is Colleen Noffsinger. I am a book addict. When looking through Scholastic book order forms, I feel I need almost every single book in the catalog. Does this happen to you? I've apparently passed this trait onto my own kids as well. We circle, circle, circle all of the books we *need* to read during story time in our home. Even though the majority of the books can be found at the library, there's something about having them on the bookshelves in our home to read whenever we fancy. Being able to purchase the books is just another thing on my *grateful for* list...
Reading: My kids' favorite book for the past month was Just Say Boo! Even though a new month started and Halloween ended, it was still read at story time today. :)
Have a great weekend!