All the Things

A blog by Holly Papa.

I won a giveaway, crocuses and other things that make you happy!

by | Feb 17, 2009 | Blog | 2 comments

howieicanreadI actually won a give away for Howie I can Read Series over at Tara Lazar – Writing for Kids While Raising Them. I am very excited because it’s from Aaron Zenz author/illustrator and the genius dad behind Bookie Woogie. Where he and his children read and review books together and then create some awesome art to go with each book. Holly and I are huge fans of his and we have talked about Bookie Woogie before in our monthly spotlight. Thank you Tara and Aaron!

Right now I am feeling pretty happy, my family is healthy (we just got better after being sick for 2 weeks),  I have lots of great books I have been reading and some coming in the mail. On the other hand I really, really, really want it to be spring. Cabin fever has struck and I want to be outside digging in the ground. I have been looking at my trees and shrubs for signs that spring is coming and checking my flower beds for signs of early bulbs poking their heads up through the ground. Guess what I saw today, on February 17th, with snow coming down – a lone yellow crocus! I felt so much joy and giddiness from seeing just one flower. I even made my daughter come out and see it in her pjs. Hopefully I will see more especially since ‘the gopher’ is still digging up our yard.

What makes you happy?


  1. tara

    I’m happy that you’re happy! Seriously!

    Aaron is very cool. I’m a big fan of his as well, which is why I asked him to be featured on my blog. I’ll have him back when Hiccupotamus is re-released!

  2. caribookscoops

    Tara – Thanks! You’re having him back when Hiccupotamus is re-released!!!! I look forward to your interview with him.


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