5-A-Day Books: Week 5?

I'm pretty sure this is week 5 already. I haven't posted in awhile but I have been doing the challenge still, even though I think I missed a week in there somewhere.
So for week 2 we read The Sleepy Little Alphabet, Charlotte has that book down pat! I love it!
She does mix up a few of the letters still but I think they are reasonable mixups, a few she's too busy thinking ahead and reads the letter that comes next. She's really thrilled about being able to read the books, and even though we haven't read this book everyday since week 2 she can still read the whole thing when asked.
During week 3 (which I didn't post about) I didn't really choose the books, the books chose us. The girls got some fantastic new books for Easter and they immediately became a hit, especially 2 of them:
Of course the girls wanted to read these books often because they were brand new and they love getting books, but I didn't realize how much they were really enjoying them until Charlotte picked up Art & Max one day and read it straight through without stopping...my jaw dropped. To top it off at bedtime the same day she read all of Interrupting Chicken. I couldn't believe it. I had no idea she was retaining these books, it always seems like she isn't paying attention. And you have to believe me when I say I had no idea that she knew the words because if I even thought for a second she might know them I'd have the video camera at the ready. The other 2 books that chose us were:

Blue Hat, Green Hat offered me another surprise but not from Charlotte...from Lexi!
That sweet little high pitch squeak is her saying, "Oops!"
I couldn't believe when I saw her "reading" the book. This reading 5 books a day for a week thing has me sold, I'm telling everyone!
Another surprising thing that's come out of this challenge is that I've noticed Charlotte is more confident with trying/wanting to read. Instead of, "Mommy, can you read this to me?" I get, "Mommy, sit down so I can read this to you!" I've caught her reading to Alexis in their room and I even found her reading books to some older girls at the library. Eve's dropping I could hear her making up a story from what she saw in the pictures.

So without further ado, here are our book picks for this week:

I chose Sandra Boynton because Alexis seems to really respond well to her books, the next two books rhyme and the last two books have repeating words. I can't wait to see what this week brings!!!!!

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Pancake Suday 5.8

Mother's Day Pancakes!

These are just your basic plain-flavored pancakes
but with a twist
It's Mother's Day today and I wanted to make the girls some special pancakes
Charlotte was wonderful enough to sleep in so I was able to make almost all of them before she woke up!
I even made bacon to go with them