Tuesday, September 21, 2010

I love you as much… by Laura Krauss Melmed

brookey1Said the mother horse to her child,

“I love you as much as a warm summer breeze.”

friday8 Said the mother bear to her child,

“I love you as much as the forest has trees.”

ababy.maddy 165Said the mother camel to her child,

“I love you as much as the desert is dry.”

betsy Said the mother goose to her child,

“I love you as much as the endless blue sky.”

betsy3 Said the mother sheep to her child,

“I love you as much as the grass on the hill.”

brookey Said the mother mouse to her child,

“I love you as much as the grain in the mill.”

friday

Said the mother goat to her child,

“I love you as much as the mountain is steep.”

driving

Said the mother whale to her child,

“I love you as much as the ocean is deep.”

juan2 Now sleep, child of mine, while the stars shine above-

I love you as much as a mother can love.

juan3

seven clown Have you read that book?

I love you as much by Laura Krauss Melmed?

It has always been one of my favorites to read to Kaish.abc(This isn’t just jargon for the letter J) black and white wednesday

What is your favorite childhood book?

63 comments:

alessandra said...

Ohhhh, this is the sweetest thing ever!

Jabacue said...

Very nice. Heartfelt!

Wanda said...

Oh I'm filled with emotion on this one..... My favorite childhood book....Would have to be the Velveteen Rabbit.

Sylvia K said...

Beautiful, sweet, wonderful post for the day! Thank you as always for the beauty you share with us! Hugs to you and Kaishon, as always!

Sylvia

Caseybumpinalong said...

Sweet pictures! Yes, I love this book and used to read it to mine. Ahh, memories. Thank you.

Hilary said...

So sweet. All lovely photos but I especially love the ones of Kaishon.

Diana...aka...MeMe said...

I love that book!! It's one we read over and over around here! But our very favorite for the wee little ones is MOO BAA LA LA LA!! My fav was ARE YOU MY MOTHER... even tho the SNORT scared me a bit!!!

Busy Bee Suz said...

This is beautiful.
I have so many favorites. The Runaway Bunny still makes me cry though.

Lori said...

How sweet is this! My favorites are The Velveteen Rabbit, Good night Moon and the list could go on and on...:) I really do like this story too! Aren't children stories the best? :)

Life is Like a Box of Chocolates said...

Love the pic where he is honking the car horn! So funny!

Grace said...

I Love You, David by David Shannon. It's so awesome! My son made me read it to him every single night when he was little.

Adrienne in Ohio said...

I love that, Becky. Gonna have to check that one out at the library next week.
My all-time favorite book from my childhood was "Over in the Meadow" illustrated by Ezra Keats. My mommy read it to me every night when I was small, and I can still quote it word for word.
My kids were really fond of "The Big Red Barn" by Margaret Wise Brown. I've got that one memorized, too.
I ♥ childrens literature.

photowannabe said...

Oh my, I do love this and the stunning pictures too. It reminds me of a book Hubby had as a young child. It was called Fuss Bunny. It all worked up to the next to the last page where it said that Fuss Bunny's mother didn't like him.......turn the page....
She loved him.

Ginny said...

This is wonderful, I was so much hoping that you would say who wrote it and where it was from at the end. I have not read it and I don't know the talented author. I liked Beatrix Potter's stories, Peter Rabbit, etc. Also Winnie The Pooh.

Tea with Tiffany said...

beautiful love story with words and pics

:)

my favorite story just off the top of my head is The Giving Tree.

Roger Owen Green said...

lovely shots as usual.

Sandra Boynton's Pajama Time, Dr. Seuss' Green Eggs and Ham.
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Tumblewords: said...

I don't know the book, but I'm off to find it! Excellent post - as always.

Kelly Tirman said...

beautiful post.

Erin said...

That is so sweet! I always loved The Velveteen Rabbit and A Mouse to be Free....mine are a little more wordy that is for sure

Erin said...

That is so sweet! I always loved The Velveteen Rabbit and A Mouse to be Free....mine are a little more wordy that is for sure

Allison @ Alli 'n Son said...

So sweet! You found the perfect photos for this.

Erin said...

That is so sweet! I always loved The Velveteen Rabbit and A Mouse to be Free....mine are a little more wordy that is for sure

Maryvel Friesen said...

Very nice post and great photos! thanks for sharing!

Just Bits and Pieces said...

That's such an amazing book!!! Beautiful photos!!!!

These Three Kings said...

precious!! I always smile when I come to your blog!

Wanda said...

Wonderful post. Where do you find all these sweet babies to shoot. And they're so good (the shots, I mean.)

Umm.... "I love you like crazy cakes" would be my fav for my girls. As a kid myself? "Cinderella". Says a lot now, doesn't it?

xoxo

The Sanders Family said...

Love this! Love the words, love the candid photos! Especially the one of your son in the vehicle...hilarious! ha!

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

Kaish is so photogenic! I love the expressions that he makes!

Caroline (Frogmum) said...

Just need to say that the pictures in this post are totally awesome!!

As for kids books, with 7 kids there are many faves in this house, but I love one called "I love you Stinky Face!" and it's sequel.

MarshaMarshaMarsha said...

I don't remember a book from my childhood, but my favorite books that I read to my baby boys were Goodnight Moon and Guess How Much I Love You. I am always sure to include them in my baby shower gifts!

justine said...

wow what an amazing set of photographs, love the black and whites

Marilyn said...

Mine has to be Guess How Much I Love You. For me, I think the little ones didn't quite get it until they were grown with theirown little ones. Beautiful pictures. I hope you are doing better today. You are the loveliest person I've come across in blogland. Thanks for your sweetness.

Freckles & Dimples Photography said...

right now, mine is Uno's Garden. it's about conservation and treating the earth with respect, but its got a great spin on it for kids, that has them hunting for snortlepigs on every page :)
great photos, too
:)
M

EB said...

Beautiful photos all of them! My girls were born i China and they love the story of how the panda got its' black spots.

Erika B

Formerly known as Frau said...

love that book too!

Auntie E said...

Books inspire so much.. Love your photos with the story.
My WW link for you Making it easier to visit each other.

Dina @ 4 Lettre Words said...

We LOVE that book!

P.S. Congrats on your IHF pic pick!!

My 5 Monkeys(Julie) said...

beautiful pic and love that book too.

Colleen: said...

So beautiful.

Maddy said...

So sweet! I wish I had story time growing up. Unfortunately, there was never anytime for storytime, especially in a single parent home. However, we did bond over the 10pm news each night :) It was our very own nightly tradition, albeit a bizarre one!

Dianne said...

beautiful post
all these wonderful faces full of joy and love

Elaine A. said...

One of our VERY favorites is "Snuggle Puppy" by Sandra Boynton. I've read it to all of my babies an will continue to...

That pic of Kaishon at the wheel is hilarious!!

Puna said...

Hands down it is Little Women.

Farmgirl Paints said...

"Goodnight Moon" and "I like Me" by Nancy Carlson. It's about a little pig who likes her curly tail and her round tummy...so sweet!

The real L.A. love story. said...

wow, i am out of control. poems like this make my heart sing and start to feel wetness in my eyes. not that i ever cry. no, not this lady.

Carol said...

This post is fantastic!

We love this book as well as Love You Forever and the Llama Llama books.

Brooke said...

never read this one.

the ramona books were always my favorite.

Heidi said...

Oh, that is a sweet one...we have a lot of favorites over here. It's hard to pick just one! Right now, I love "I Love You, Sinkyface!" written by Lisa McCourt.

Oh, but my favorite might be "Kiss Goodnight" by Amy Hest.

jennykate77 said...

I LOVE that book and I LOVE that sweet baby and I LOVE YOU!

Those pictures of Kaish are fantastic!! He is so animated. He cracks me up!

Hope you're having a beautiful day, Beautiful!♥

TechnoBabe said...

Even after all that, it is still impossible to describe a mother's love.

Mighty M said...

I haven't read it - but now I simply NEED to get it! :)

Stacy Uncorked said...

Ohhhhhhhhhh! I LOVE this post! And all the AMAZING photos!!

WW: Goofy Contortionist

Edwina at The Picket Fence said...

Love the pictures. My favorite book when I was a young girl was Charlotte's Web, I would check it out every year and my Mom would read it to me. Great memories.

Joanna Jenkins said...

Aww, that's so sweet, and I love the tutu!
My fave children's book is Winnie The Witch-- I think I've read that to kids 10,000 times.
Cheers, jj

mrsnesbitt said...

Truly lovely! I think you should make your own photobook with the very pictures and words! Wonderful!

denise
ABC Team

Marcene B said...

We love this story too and in fact it was our bedtime story last night! Our favorite story is I Will Kiss You. My son made me read that one every night for 6 months and now my daughter loves it too.

By the way I love your photos, so sweet!

Kellee said...

Oh this was truly lovely!! :)

Licia said...

Oh, I love this post and the photography you featured. Liz is so talented.

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

I love this story......and your beautiful pictures made it that mush more special!

Hope you are having a wonderful weekend~

xoxo,

Lisa

Kerri said...

Haven't seen this one! There's another precious one called "You Are Special Little One" that my son loves.

Gorgeous pictures!

Serene @ MomFood said...

Great photos, as usual.

Jennifer Haas said...

So sweet. It has been awhile since I have been to your site. Loved the pictures with the sroty.

Liz said...

Beautiful!