The Princess is Coming!

Cookie Monster for Blue Monday

The joy of feeding Cookie Monster! http://smilingsally.blogspot.com/

Princess by the Sea for Mellow Yellow Monday

This sweet child, and a real corker I might add, is our granddaughter. The Princess is coming for a visit. 

We may be having tea parties, tent sleepovers with our grandson, and visiting the outdoor sites of San Diego. Plus, there's a garden to plant! 

So much to do, seeing Balboa Park, the zoo, Sea World and an aquarium. Running around our 2 1/2 acre ranch should burn some calories. Then I will look forward to the naps.

My apologies in advance if I get off the blogging schedule. At my age, I have learned that there is nothing finer than to hold a young one close by and read for hours on end. 

Then to get up and head straight to the kitchen with our aprons on, grabbing the wooden spoon to whip up a sweet treat for all. Rest assured, I'll be taking oodles of pictures.

Hugs all around to the 'little people' who grow so quickly, right before your eyes. Amazing how we mark time passing by the growth of our friend's children and our own.


Here is a delightful and charming picture book that is a delightful twist on a traditional tale, including all kinds of opportunities for mathemagical fun!

For Book Sharing Monday


The Real Princess A Mathemagical Tale


Available in paperback with story cd, $9.99 This is a popular children's book with the girls in my kindergarten class for birthday presents. Here's a snippet:


Practice your math skills while enjoying this quirky take on "The Princess and the Pea." The King and Queen and their three sons are on the search for a real princess, but it is only the Queen who knows the secret. After the story, there is an opportunity for readers to test their counting skills with fun number games. Book with CD edition includes story read by actress Juliet Stevenson.

Ages 4 to 9 years 

Written By: Brenda Williams
Illustrated By: Sophie Fatus
Narrated By: Juliet Stevenson

Warmly,






“You can’t get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me.” — C. S. Lewis


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