Monday, September 14, 2009

"The Kissing Hand"

The Kissing Hand

SarahAnne loves raccoons. LOVES them. I'm not sure why, but they make her totally melt and say "oooooh cute" whenever she sees one. She has pair of great grandparents who have been kind enough to help with the raccoon obsession (they aren't as easy to find as one may think!) For her birthday this year, she was given the book "The Kissing Hand" by Audrey Penn. It's the sweetest book about a baby raccoon going off to school for the first time. Absolutely adorable and even makes this momma tear up a bit (hey, MY baby just went to school for the first time, gimme a break ha ha)

Imagine my surprise when Gabriel's teacher sent home a note telling us that not only would they be reading "The Kissing Hand" but Chester the Raccoon would be coming home to have a sleep over with us!! Tonight is our sleep over night and poor SarahAnne is heartbroken to not be able to carry Chester all over. She keeps finding him (he's sleeping in his bag right now)and snuggling him and talking to him. I guess my goal this weekend is to find our very own Chester Raccoon so she can have one to schnoogle all to herself.

Now for a few pictures, since we haven't had any in a while :)
Gabe and Chester

Bits schnoogling Chester

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