Thursday, July 28, 2011

summer love.

I just can't seem to get enough of this summer. I'm loving every moment. The time with Mr. W and my girl, the warm sun on my skin (even if it causes me to have contractions), watching my pumpkins and raspberries grow, having grass in the back yard, feeling patriotic when I see a flag flying, and on and on... 
I love it all!

L had the most amazing teacher in second grade, who still checks on her 2 years later. On Sunday morning she left a book on the front porch (Emmy and the Incredible Shrinking Rat by Lynne Jonell) with a card that said she just knew L would love this book! It just so happens, she was RIGHT! We have read it everyday. We will read over an hour and L will request "please don't stop!" Last night I read to her while she was bathing until she was a prune, then we laid in her bed together and read until almost 10:00. I love it when we find books that I enjoy every bit as much as she does. I love the sweetness I feel between us when we are spending time together cuddled up with a good read. And I love good friends that remember you years after they have taught your daughter in school.

Friday, July 22, 2011

take time to read...

..especially to your kitties! L does 20 minutes of reading each morning. She finds it much more enjoyable when she rounds up the kitties and they have story time in the mud room. This girl loves her cats. 

We did an "extreme makeover" in her room this week. These pictures are now framed and hanging above her bed. Each night we all end up laughing as we kneel to say prayers and look above her bed to see her two cats starring at us!