First let me start by saying that I'm not a beach person. I'm not much for the sun and the sand, and I've never surfed in my life. I'm not even that great of a swimmer. In fact, I live in this kind of weather from about October to April (depending on the winter).
However, the kiddo is a huge water baby. She's not a fan of the snow and cold and whenever possible she's in the water swimming. And if we have a snow day (of which we've had a lot this year) her first inclination is not to go out and play and sled, but instead to find some beach movies to watch and plan all the vacations she wants to take to different islands. A frew weeks ago she stumbled upon Soul Surfer and immmediately it became a favorite. So when she got a Barnes and Nobles book card, she wanted the normal 5 year old fare (activity books and My Little Pony stories), but also really wanted the book Soul Surfer by Bethany Hamilton. I'm reading a little a day to her, but I flew through it in a few hours myself.
In the meantime, while we wait for more books, we'll be watching the last season of Amazing Race, which Bethany and her husband Adam competed on. Oh, and we'll be waiting eagerly for summer, I know a vertain 5 year old who desperately wants to learn to surf.
Home of the ramblings of an avid reader. In my spare time I also run, ride, teach, go on adventures and get into shenanigans.
Find me here: