Day 4 - Barnes and Noble

For Ryan's 4th day of Christmas we took him to Barnes and Noble to pick out his first Christmas book.

After seeing 100 choices,
and reading a couple to see if he liked them,
he chose "The Night Before Christmas".


I was pretty happy with his decision given it was one of my most favorite childhood Christmas Stories.

Since this day, we have read it about 50 times.

The Dog adoption cages were conveniently right outside of the bookstore.

Walking by the cages kill my heart.
I slightly considered it for .2 seconds when he looked at this little black dog and said "Have it" HA

The classic Ryan Finger point.
"Look! Mommy, Is that??!" ( AKA: What is that )

He thinks the Christmas garlin smells?
He has to stop and smell every single one.

We are currently boarding a plane to UTAH and Ryan's freaking out about getting on a plane!
Let's hope he's this enthusiastic about it at the end of this 3 hour joyride. :)
I hope everyone had the most wonderful weekend!

P.S. To all of you who had the sweetest things to say regarding my last post - THANK YOU.
You have no idea how much it meant to me and my little family - so thank you.
I wish I could hug each one of you!

Karina Marie Powell


  1. I just love reading about your cute little family!!

  2. Oh too cute!! We spent our Saturday afternoon in Barnes and Noble... I wish I had thought to let Mia pick out her own Christmas book, genius idea!
    Girl, I SO wish we were getting together! Ugh! Have so much fun and safe travels to Utah!!

  3. What a cutie!! I love how interested they are about everything at this age!!! He's just precious. :)

  4. So cute! My baby girl does the same thing but says "ooo what is that mom?" haha. Love this age!

  5. So adorable! And YAY for visiting Utah, no snow yet though :(

  6. sooo cute! maybe if you come to utah, it will snow for you! let's cross our fingers!! good luck on the flight!