You’re Saying it Wrong

My husband and I love reading and words! We also have had some “fights” about the pronunciation or the meanings of certain words. So, I knew You’re Saying It Wrong by Ross and Kathryn Petras would be a great surprise gift for him!

We’ve had fun looking through the hardback version. The cover is simple but nice looking. The book is set up alphabetically and includes words and phrases. We have had fun looking through to find out if we are saying words like acai correctly. This is a great coffee table, trivia, or conversation starter type book. Not everyone would find it interesting but likely book or word nerds would love it!  

Disclosure: I received this book for free but all opinions are my own! Thanks for the great gift ☺

1 Month


Hello Melea Rose! Here we go again with doing fun monthly updates!  This last month has been a blur with the holidays and hospital stays for family and a newborn. But man do we love our little girl!
What we have learned…take what you can get, napping when the baby naps is not a thing with a toddler running around, keep talking, and how much love we have for our third little baby. 

What we are enjoying right now…pizza! All the smiles we can get out of our little lady. Watching Asher and Melea interact. 

What our struggles are right now…sleep. She’s a sleepy one but it’s a different ball game when you can’t nap whenever she is. 

Most exciting milestones…smiles!!

What we are looking forward to…summer. I know it’s only January but man am I missing being able to go on a walk outside!

What Melea seems to like and dislike…likes seem to be sleep, laying on mom or dad, tummy time, music, and listening to Asher. Dislikes seem to include being alone for too long and waiting to eat or be picked up. 

What sleep looks like…I have no idea. She eats and sleeps but I couldn’t tell you how often she’s up. She’s given us some 4-5 hour stretches I think. She’s usually up a few times. 

What we are eating…milk! She did try one bottle and did great.  

Who we have seen…Tom and Laura came from D.C., Paradees came, aunts and uncles, and all the Christmas people. 

At the last doctor’s appointment…she was doing good! 75ish percentile for height and 50ish for weight. She’s just barely out of newborn size and barely into size 1 diapers. 

The Beginners Bible


While I do not remember having one of these myself as a child, I do remember them being around!  Since I work with kids, I wanted to see how this updated one compared to others out there. 

For starters, there are pictures on every page and the font size is larger as well. There are about 500 pages as well so this is a substantial sized book.  I really appreciate that many stories from the Bible are included. Some kids “bibles” cut out many of the lesser known ones like jars of oil or Elisha’s room. Though, there are still many missing but I do understand the need to maintain space limits too. The stories themselves read easily and are short enough for a younger audience. My two and a half year old will listen to them for a while.  

Personally, the pictures are not that appealing to me but they are not horrible either. They tend to be more cartoon like while staying realistic. The colors are bright as well. 

Some of the stories do add some creative liberty in the story telling while still mostly staying true to the original text. The format is not a literal translation and does not include bible verses like some other kids bibles. This is geared more toward telling the story in a kid friendly way to be read by kids or adults. 

I wouldn’t say that this is my absolute favorite kids bibles but I will add it to my collection to use and am glad for some of the different stories being in there!

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers <http://booklookbloggers.com&gt; book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/16cfr255_03.html&gt; : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Say and Pray Devotions


This is the second Say and Pray book we have gotten to review and I am happy to say that we like this one too!  My son has started having fun pointing out all of the things labeled.  The ideas are very simple and the prayers are short.  Many of the pages focus on daily life and about the things God created.  I like that there are Bible verses included with each devotion. The prayers are also only a sentence but they do a good job at giving examples of how to pray.  Though, they do all start with Thank you, God. They are not varied in that format so it can get a little repetitive. This is similar to the Say and Pray Bible. If you like that one, you will probably like this one too!

Also, this is a board book and has withstood some beating so far. I would say that it falls in the middle of not being the sturdiest but definitely not flimsy. 

All in all, I am glad to have another book to add to our collection and think that this will be a fun one down the road to help with learning to read. 
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers <http://booklookbloggers.com&gt; book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/16cfr255_03.html&gt; : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”