Another blogger is occasionally illustrating passages from favorite books with photos from her own life. I like the idea. She gets her passages from serious novels, but the books I'm loving the most and spending the most time with are children's books. From our current read-aloud, Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House in the Big Woods:
For breakfast there were pancakes, and Ma made a pancake man for each one of the children. Ma called each one in turn to bring her plate, and each could stand by the stove and watch, while with the spoonful of batter Ma put on the arms and the legs and the head. It was exciting to watch her turn the whole little man over, quickly and carefully, on a hot griddle. When it was done, she put it smoking hot on a plate.