Monday, February 23, 2009

Basket full of books, books and more books

Cutie, Tiger, Little Guy and I have been making many trips to the library these past couple of weeks. I can't seem to have enough books around for them! We even have books on tape in the car! It is so nice to get somewhere and hear the kids say, "Mom, wait! We want to hear what happens before we go in!" I feel it is so important to fill your children's mind with language at a young age.

Here is a great tip from the book "A Well Trained Mind." Take a basket with you to the library. Allow your child (ren) to fill the basket with all kinds of books...then pick a few for them that have to do with art, science and history. (if you have older kids, they can do this themselves) Did you know that you can check out 30 picture books at a time!

Here is another tip from my wonderful friend, Chrissie:
Clip a reminder card to your basket so you know when your books are due! Then you don't have to pay all the late fees! Or wonder when your books are actually due!

One more tip from me:
If you don't feel like you can read to your child every night, rent some books on tape and pop one in after you kiss them goodnight! I do this about once a week!

Happy Reading!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Daddy Daughter V-Day Dance

Hubbytook Cutie to the daddy/daughter dance last weekend. They had a wonderful time! This is the fourth year they have attended this dance. It is so nice for her to have this time with her show her and teach her how to be treated like a lady!

Monday, February 16, 2009

Chloe and Gymnastics

Chloe is loving gymnastics. She placed 5th at her last meet. Her events were floor, beam and trampoline. We are so proud of her! Check her out doing a front roll on the beam! She never stops amazing us!