Vivienne was delighted to open her most recent issue of Ask magazine and see looking back at her, her very own illustration. She had entered a drawing contest and there it was, published in a glossy magazine. I have to share my love of this publication group. My kids have adored these magazines for years. They are fun and informative, filled with beautiful illustrations, stories and articles, and best of all, there are no advertisements! The kids love to get mail, and these subscriptions are among their favorite gifts each year. I love the Babybug for toddlers, which comes in a board book style. Jasper has moved up to Ladybug, while Mia is enjoying Spider now. The contests are such fun, too. Mia has a short story published on the website as well. Now that they have met success, as soon as they get a new issue, they hurry off to write and draw their contest entries. Such fun. My version of exciting mail is the awesome Living Crafts magazine, and someday I will challenge myself to send in a contribution offering, too. My kids have inspired me.~
Jasper reading with my Aunt Maureen on our recent visit to the beach. Hooray for the love of books!