After an overwhelming response (3 people), I must say that my mother in law was the closest guess at 280, but you can tell from her comment that she knew she was short.
We have 347 children's books. I'm sure there are more hanging out somewhere, but that's all I could find.
Here's a picture of the finished bookcase with our own little Vanna White modeling. I am going to cherish this picture because I know it will never look like this again.
Our little man is standing up with enthusiasm at the sight of our new bookcase.
Today was back to the ol' grind. It was a shock to get up and hit the ground running...get Emily to get dressed, make her lunch (where did I put her backpack and lunch box?), make her breakfast, fix her hair, get her to brush teeth, find coat (where are her school gloves), find a matching pair of boots (must be boots or the gravel rocks on the playground get in her tennis shoes), we are ready with 3 minuts to spare, shoot forgot her note on her napkin in her lunch box, quickly write something while the phone rings for carpool, Noah is hungry, Ben wants juice, out of juice, need to get to the grocery store, etc...
Wish me luck.