It has been awhile!
Thank you for sticking around while the Mousekatot gang spent some time together as a family over the holidays.
We had a wonderful time. Santa was very good to us, we ate so much yummy food and we were able to slow down life a little to enjoy our time together.
Now, it is back to the real world and a new year.
To kick things off I thought I would share with you a fun challenge that I thought other Mousekatot families might be interested in participating.
Searching online I came across different reading challenges.
What they are is they are a list of different types of books that you challenge yourself to read throughout the year. They might be from different subjects that you normally don’t read from or from an author that you may have never thought about.
I came across two different lists, one for the little readers and one for us parents (which can be difficult to do when we have such little time to read.)
While this challenge is from 2016, it is still a great list that can also be used for 2017.
It comes from clarescontemplations.com and I think it offers a really great variety of books.
This list offers a lot of unique options of books that would really open up a new world of opportunities that you might not have checked out otherwise.
The first book off this list that Lily and I read is “Interrupting Chicken” by David Ezra Stein.
This falls into the “Read a Book that Funny” category.
This tells the story of a little chicken that keeps interrupting her father while he is trying to read her a bedtime story.
This will make parents laugh if they have a little chatterbox in their family and children will laugh along with the stories that the little chicken comes up with.
For those of us parents the reading challenge that I found comes from popsugar.com.
There are a lot of books included, which will make completing the challenge, well, challenging. So, I am going to be happy if I can finish at least five of these books. However, I am going to strive for at least half of this list.
The first book that I am reading for the challenge is “The Epcot Explorer’s Encyclopedia: A Guide to Walt Disney World’s Greatest Theme Park” by R A Pedersen.
This book is going to qualify for my “Something that has been on my TBR list for a long time.”
I received this as a Christmas gift this year and I have to say that I have enjoyed reading it so much.
It breaks down each attraction and country that is found in Epcot and shows the history and the current information at this park.
If you are a fan of learning more about unique Epcot, attractions long gone and a look at the dreams that Walt had for this park, then this book is for you.
My plan for this challenge is to share our progress with you and let you know about the different books that we have discovered.
If you have any book suggestions for us to check out, please leave them in the comments below.
Also, let me insert a plug for Mousekatots.
If you, or someone you know, is planning on visiting Walt Disney World with a toddler, or any child as a matter of fact, you will want to check out Mousekatots.
The book offers tips and tricks on how to make your trip to the Mouse House more enjoyable including what to pack, how to prepare for either road or air travel, what attractions are best for kids, where you can find macaroni and cheese in the Magic Kingdom (you know you need to know this information) and much more!
The book is available through the link above.