Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Toy Story, revisited

I am home with Lily today. She is sick. So, I sitting here in the living room, I saw a commercial for Toy Story and Toy Story 2 advertised. A double feature showing at the movies in October. It made me think of a sweet story about Sarah Beth. When she was about 4 she was staying with Gwen one day and Gwen let her watch Toy Story 2. All of a sudden she couldn't find Sarah Beth. She looked all over and finally found her in the bedroom crying. Not an unusual activity for Sarah Beth in those days, but Gwen asked her what was wrong.....assuming she was missing me. Finally, Gwen got out of her that she was crying because of the part in Toy Story where Jessie was laying under the bed...the forgotten toy. Sarah Beth felt so sorry for Jessie and it made her sad. She didn't want to watch that movie any more! What a really sweet . I love her compassion!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Can We Build It???

We have been wanting to go to Lowe's to participate in their build-it projects they have on Saturday. There have been many really cute projects, but I admit that 10:00 on Saturday morning it just too early. But, we were at Lowe's on Friday night and the s saw the sign. They were up early and ready to go right away. What a cute project. They got all these things and they made the project completely by themselves. FOR FREE!! It made their Saturday!!

The s loved this great activity and are looking forward to the next build project. They will be making Firetrucks on September 26. They will have a firetruck there to look at and them building them inside the store.

Most of the participants were smaller than Emma and Lily, but they didn't let that stop them. They had a great time. And they were able to make it all by themselves. We are so excited for the next project. Aren't they just adorable. I had a fun time. And of course, they wore their safety gear......all of it free, including a real patch they can sew onto their aprons.
Thanks, Lowe's

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

When laziness is productive

I KNOW it has been too long since I blogged. I will catch up soon......probably not until AFTER I retire!! September 25.......I will have some kind of retirement party. Won't that be fun.

So, I was laying on the bed tonight with Lily and she had a book about the ABC's. She began singing them and when she got to the "L, M, N, O, P" she said, "I love that part......ellmmmnop, ellmmmnnop!!" It was just the cutest thing.

Let me brag on her a little.....I have QUIT reading at night.....except the scriptures......to my little kids. I feel a little guilty because I read much, much longer to the big kids, but I discovered something this summer. What is that you ask? Well, in my laziness, I let the little ladies sleep upstairs with Sarah Beth. She has a reading time each night and naturally told the little ladies that they had to read, too. So, Lily did. Now just let me backtrack a little. ALL of my kids were great readers at the same age. And it is not like it is that early or anything, but all my other kids wanted ME to read. They didn't want to read to themselves at all, because they knew I would read at night and it just wasn't that important to do it themselves. So, when school started, I told Lily that I was not going to read anymore. She didn't understand, but she is enough younger than the others that she didn't know how long I read to them. Well, wouldn't you know, she is reading like a mad person!!! Everything!! And after listening to 4th graders all day, I have to say, her reading fluency is MUCH better than most of theirs. She pauses at commas and periods. Her voice goes up and down with the story line. She understands what she is reading. She is such a wonderful reader........and she enjoys it!


I should have been lazier a long time ago!!!!