One of the greatest gifts my mother gave me is my love of books. I can remember being very small and going to the old Redondo Beach Library, (now a historical site and event venue) and picking out 10 books about once a week. It smelled so good in there, old books, the pacific ocean, and a breathtaking view of Redondo Pier and Palos Verdes on the water. We read 3 books a night, and I still have cherished copies of many of these books.
One of the great joys of parenthood is that now I get to relive the magic in these books, and share them with our boy- starting now. We are already reading books to him, or maybe it's just a fun excuse to read them again myself. But I know he can hear us, and I can't wait to share the illustrations and the fun stories with him as he grows. Here are some of my favorites....