Blogging Hiatus

Well, I guess I could’ve posted this to my faithful readers – do you really exist?? – before I took a hiatus, but my mind was otherwise occupied.

Here’s the reason I’ve been taking a bit of a blogging break:

Maggie Akiko Kusumoto was born May 26, 2010 !

At two months old (already! where does the time go??!!), she is a true blessing and gives us new reasons to marvel at her every single day.

When she was still just a couple weeks old, I was a bit discouraged when she wasn’t interested in listening to some of my favorites…  I’ll See You in the Morning, Guess How Much I Love You, and On the Night You Were Born just didn’t seem to capture her attention. Looking back, I can laugh… what did I expect? That she’d come out of the womb a reader? Well, yes! ( :

While reading board books wasn’t an early favorite activity (though it is now!), she DID love her black and white books. She’d sit in her baby pappasan chair or turn her head while we were changing her and just stare at the contrasting images of animals, a flower, a butterfly.

I would definitely recommend these to new moms, since they were such a hit with Maggie: Xavier Deneux’s My Circus and My Animals; Tana Hoban’s Who Are They?, What Is That?, Black and White; and Peter Linenthal’s Look at the Animals.

So, as Miss Mags grows – and grows into more reading – I’ll try to do a bit more blogging on our favorites. But if you don’t hear from me, chances are I just have my hands full with my favorite little nugget.


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