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Mom of five lovely daughters, wife of one dashing man. Born in Utah, grew up in Oregon, live in Georgia.

Saturday, February 06, 2010

New favorite thing

I love to read. But I have recently discovered something that I might enjoy even more..... having my kids read to me. It's so fun to cuddle into bed after school or to sit on the couch and knit while one of my girls reads to me. McKenna and Lydia don't really like to read, so reading with them has always been a little bit stressful. But Emily is definitely a motivated reader, and now she's at an age where we have similar taste in books. "Go Dog Go" is fun, but it's not quite as good as reading something with a real plot. :) Yesterday she finished reading "Milly-Molly-Mandy Stories" by Joyce Lankester Brisley. It was so fun to experience that world with Emily and to see her living the stories with me. And hopefully the reading fire will spread to my other girls. I can't imagine going through life without the means of escaping into a good book. And it's even better when you're able to escape with someone dear.

5 comments:

Andrea said...

That is my new favorite thing. Shane is starting to read really well. It is fun to relax and listen to them read. Madison can't read yet, but she sure tries. It is so cute to see her read to my niece. I bet it is so sweet to see your girls read to each other. I love it when Shane reads to Madison. It puts a smile on my face. :)

Sweetest Of All said...

That is a lovely photo.

Abbi said...

That is such a beautiful picture! It looks so peaceful and comfortable and loving and relaxing. I'm so glad you took it (and that you are enjoying having Emily read to you).

Michelle Pyne said...

A great and educational way to enjoy life together!

Audra said...

That is one of my all time favorite pictures of you. It speaks volumes. I see love, happiness, peace, contentment, security, friendship. That is every child's dream!