22 Photos - Jul 14, 2013
Photo: Photo: Enjoying a yummy family lunch at our favourite Indian buffet before our special shopping trip to Chapters!Photo: We're here ready to buy some new books for our summer reading.  I love our local Chapters store and so does the rest of my family.Photo: Maddie's leading the way, and pretty excited about choosing some new summer reading.Photo: On the way to the children's section I spot some great looking housewares, and they're on sale.  I love Chapters great selection of things for the home.Photo: Here we are at the entrance to the promised land!  My girls love entering their own special area, full of all the things they love.Photo: Right at the entrance we noticed this great display of summer water toys from Melissa and DougPhoto: We spotted the "Activity" section and headed over to look for some activity books to keep my little people busy over the summer.Photo: I was pleasantly surprised by how many toys, games, craft kits, and activities Chapters has.  I made a mental note to come here next time my girls need a birthday present for one of their little friends.  The selection was huge.Photo: My oldest daughter Paige has just discovered The Magic School Bus and I thought a fun science experiment book might keep her busy, and her brain busy too, this summer.  We checked out the non-fiction shelves and found a whole little section of experiment books!Photo: Mean while, Maddie and Daddy used the handy computer kiosk to look up some books on drawing, Maddie's favourite hobby.Photo: Maddie's search took us to the drawing, crafts and cooking sections.  So many great options, it was hard for her too choose.  This book needed a closer look.Photo: We grabbed a few for her to consider and headed to one of her favourite spots -the tea cup, to look over her choices.Photo: I wanted the girls to each choose a great fiction book for summer reading, along with their activity books.  So, Paige and I headed over to the Classics for children 9 -   12.  Lots of great options here for a girl who loves to read.Photo: Maddie's choice for a great summer read led us straight to the Curious George section. There were lots to choose from.Photo: Maddie's choice for a great summer read lead us straight to the Curious George section.  There were lots to choose from.Photo: My pile is growing, and my little readers are pretty excited with their choices.Photo: After all that hard work shopping, my girls and Daddy take a little break at the train table.  I love when stores have toys that the kids can actually play with in the store.Photo: And I took a quick look at the great house ware items, I was very tempted by all those sale signs.  I love the colourful glass lanterns.Photo: Check out time, and I really like that we can check out right in the kids section, no line up and free gift wrap if you need it.Photo: My little readers couldn't even wait until we got home to get reading!Photo: And here's what we bought -The Big Book of Crafts & Activities, 101 Great Science Experiments, The Secret Garden, and Curious George and the Ice Cream Surprise. -read all about the recipe we tried when we got home here http://www.lifeisaparty.ca/2013/making-summer-reading-a-little-sweeter-2/