that sean harrison...

posted on: 11.26.2012

This little post is just a quick note to tell ya Sean is a silly genius.  Genius I say...

A few weeks ago I was asked if I'd be willing to help spread the word about Scholastic's new free app for the ipad.  And, I was, of course, like, "you had me at Scholastic".  

Both of my parents are teachers and having grown up in between the beautiful shelves of my mother's classroom library I have a deep affection for Scholastic and their commitment to bring quality books into the lives of students and families.  

And then life happened and I put off downloading the app and put this little project on the (book) shelf-- oh I just couldn't resist that sad little pun there, I tried, but I couldn't.  So there it, sadly, is.   

Well, a week or so later I downloaded the app and forgot to tell either of the boys.  Really, I had completely forgotten I'd done it myself until Sean did his usual nap time stall which is a well rehearsed plea for a glass of milk, "puh-weas", followed by a request to "weed book?".  

To my sweet surprise Sean toddled back into the room his little arms full to bursting with his latest finds; a collection of books and maybe a truck or two and the ipad.  Crawling up into mommy and daddy's "big, huge, giant" bed, he nudged the others aside and proceeded to open up Storia, Scholastic's eReader for kids, and select the Clifford book off of the virtual shelf and with the swipe of his finger "thumbed through the pages" telling me the story he'd made up about the giant dog and his little people.

And just as I was nodding off to sleep, a good bedtime story can have that effect on me, you know, he proceeded to ask if I wanted to watch a "moo-wie" and clicked on Emily Elizabeth's reading a story to Clifford the dog she grew "bi-i-ig huge giii-ant" with love. 

And that is how Sean got in an extra fifteen story filled minutes before nap time.

Well played Seanzy, well played.

live sweet, 


Storia is a free interactive eReader 
that brings books to life for kids 
while empowering parents to help their children
 get the most out of reading.

You can find more about Scholastic's Storia here.

No one in this house was compensated in any way shape or form for this post, except, of course, that silly little Seanzy, who added numerous minutes of story time to his sweet day.  Genius.  Silly, silly genius.  


  1. Thank you for stopping by my blog today. I will enter your name in the drawing! I like your blog and the sweet post

  2. Thanks for visiting my blog today! Little dude is quite possibly the CUTEST thing I've ever seen! LOVE.

  3. I love scholastic! And your writing and photos are refreshing. Thanks for the invite and thanks for following P3! I'm happy to be following you too ;)

  4. What a lovely blog! I am your newest follower from the blog hop! Would love for yout o come follow me!

  5. Thanks for visiting my blog :D

    We love Storia in our house too! Its such a great little app. My son (5) loves all the interaction when reading the books. It is probably one of my favorite reading apps out there. I'm responsible for my daughter's class scholastic account. I'm sad to say that only 3 or 4 kids ever order the books (in a class of 11, so I guess thats a pretty good participation). I'm hoping to get more families to participate, mainly because there are not many options here for buying books in English AND it really does help out the classroom. :D

    Lacey @

  6. Following back! Thanks for the tip about the Scholastic app...sounds like a must have for my 3 year old!!! Can't wait to get to know you :-)

  7. oh my goodness he is adorable. Is his middle name Harrison ?? That is my son's name. I'm following back via the GFC hop!

  8. This is adorable. He is and this post is. Totally worth the extra 15 mins stolen from nap time.
    Thank you for visiting my blog. ;-)
    Your newest follower,

  9. I LOVE Sean's long curly hair! SOOO CUTE!

    I am going to have to tell my husband about this app. He is ALL ABOUT books on his iPad. Austyn is only 4 months old now, but she loves being read to.

  10. Such cute pictures! That sounds like a fun app.

  11. teehee.. to Die for adorable!!! :)

  12. He is too adorable :) Little genius :D I should try this app , I am addicted to story books ^_^


  13. Cute blog! My son is obsessed with books too. I need that app! Following from the blog hop:)

  14. Sounds like a great app. I unfortunately do not have an iPad.

    Thanks for following me and I am now following you back!

  15. So glad we found each other in this blogging world!! Such a cute picture. And I have to agree, you have a little genius on your hands. A precious one!

  16. GREAT PICTURES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I cant wait to get to know you better!!! :)

  17. Love your boy! He acts a bit like Baby-Lucy does! She is so sweet and knows how to youse my IPhone very good! This story could be one of hers!
    Love your place here and am your newest follower!

  18. He's such a cutie! Thanks for passing by and following .. Following back via Twitter and BlogLovin'

  19. What a CUTIE! Thanks for stopping by Nicole and leaving me some love... thought I'd do the same and follow you back! Happy Holidays!


  20. He is too cute! You have the best pictures!

  21. So adorable! My little man always tries to find ways to stall the nap or bedtime! Thanks for the sweet comment on my blog! Following you back :). PS- I'm jealous you live in Hawaii.

  22. Thanks for visiting and following my blog.

    What a cute story! :)

    If you get the chance, stop by my blog. I'm hosting a giveaway, I think you might enjoy. :)

  23. adorbs! i heart your blog! i'm a new GFC follower :)


  24. I came across your amazing blog and I'd like us to remain in touch! How'd you like to follow each other?

    Love Nyt,
    BIG hair LOUD mouth


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