I have to admit that when we first designed Fox’s nursery we were not thinking of practicality. The storage options were slim because how much room does a baby really need? Ha.
After a couple months of putting everything in canvas bins we decided to buy some shelves. I found these awesome shelves at Walmart and as soon as they came in I went nuts filling them with trinkets and baby books!
(P.S. Don’t mind the two random frames without art in them yet. Finding art is such a process for me. They’ve been empty for two months and I still haven’t found the right prints. If you have any ideas, please leave them in the comments!)
Anyway, after the bookshelves were up we started a routine of walking Fox over to them after naps and in the morning and saying, “Look at all of your things!” and he laughs and scrunches his nose with excitement. We quickly realized that he LOVES books! Even ones that are entirely out of his age range too. At first it was black and white with pops of color, and now he loves tons of bright colors – he’s really, really into hot pink right now – haha. Needless to say, we’ve been reading tons of books and can’t keep up with how fast he goes through them.
Can we talk about the fact that Papa put Fox’s shorts on backwards and right after the piggyback photo was taken I got a head-full of baby spit? #mamalife
So, while we were spending a ton of time in Fox’s room this weekend from all the crazy California rain, we picked out twenty of his current favorites. His absolute favorite right now is Bun, Onion, Burger by Peter Mandel (even if it’s for 2-6 years). He giggles throughout the whole story and there isn’t a ton of text for him to sit through so he doesn’t get bored.
We also love the Baby Lit books right now because they’re all primers (opposites, colors, the Don Quixote one below teaches Spanish). It’s really important to us to get him started early on learning other cultures, historical people, art, and foods, so these books are perfect since we won’t be toting him to Japan any time soon 😉 Speaking of Japan, the Sushi book below is perfect for traveling. It’s small and lightweight and fit in my tote great when we flew cross-country a couple weeks ago.
If you have any suggestions, I’d love to hear them! We’re always trying to figure out which book to devour next.
Enjoy the rest of your Monday!