Tonight Deanna read her book to me first while Dorothy and Lilly were in the bathtub playing. Deanna chose "Hooper Humperdink...? Not Him!" by Dr. Seuss. I have still yet to go through the toy box but hope to get to that before the weekend starts, so Deanna can finish reading her chapter book but until then we have lots other books for her to choose from.
When Dorothy and Lilly were done with their bath, hair brushed, and dressed for bed they were ready for me to read to them. Dorothy picked out "If you take a mouse to the movies" by Laura Numeroff.
Once everyone was read to they were off to bed. Lilly took the longest but she is just starting to get back into a sleep schedule, which is nice for everyone. With Samantha working nights and David's family watching her she fell out of going to bed at a certain like she has since she was born. Now that she is here nights she is doing well which makes it easier on Samantha as well.
Dororthy picked out a "If you give a Pig a Pancake" this evening written by Laura Numeroff. There are only a few more books in this series, and then I think she will be ready to move onto something else.
Lilly my Grand daughter is staying here a while so since Samantha was working, Mema (me) took over for the night with her snuggles and stories. Not that I mind though, just glad that my daughter has chosen to read to her daughter too, fitting it in on the nights that she has off. Lilly picked out "God" written by Jane Werner Watson. Dirty face and all Lilly enjoyed her snuggle and story time.
Deanna read "I am not going to get up today" by Dr. Seuss
Hope everyone has a great night and if you have the time why not comment with a great book you have enjoyed recently.
Well here it is the night before the start of the first full week of school here in Marksville. Dinner is done, kids are all washed up, outfits picked out, so now the time comes for snuggles and stories with mommy.
Tonight as warned Dorothy picked out "If you give a Moose a Muffin" by Laura Numeroff.
Deanna chose to read "The Best Nest" by P.D. Eastman. tonight.
Our neighbors had a yard sale yesterday in which I bought two books but today they had the rest of the stuff they had for free, so we grabbed the whole box of books. Anything that is a double to what we already have I will send to school for the book cart. At our school you can buy a book for .25 from the book cart during lunch. I know my kids love it and I am sure many others enjoy it just as much, and being able to pick out and purchase your very own book has got to be one of the best feelings in the whole wide world. Ok there are probably lots of better things but I am sure you know what I mean.
I would suggest if you too have a book give a way of some sort at your school or in your community that when you see children's books for free or even if you have books at home that no one is reading anymore pass them on to others so that others can enjoy books that they might not have known about otherwise.
I didn't forget about you on Friday just was too busy to get a blog up.
Dorothy picked out "If you give a Pig a Party" by Laura Numeroff. I can already warn you the next one she wants me to read to her is by the same author. Here she is already for bed.
Deanna read me "Put me in the Zoo" by Robert Lopshire, yes her book is still missing, I think it might have fallen in the toy box, but thankfully we are blessed to own lots of books, so there is always something to pick from.
I promised a picture of the book I am currently reading which sad to say hasn't had that much reading done until I had to post it up here, it was kind of sitting part way read, mainly because we have been busy, but also because I was waiting for the author to write another installment in the series due to me almost being on the last book in the series that was available at the time. As you can see I am reading "Bullet" by Laurell K. Hamilton. My best friend got me into reading this series in between season 1 and 2 of True Blood so I had something to keep me busy until the next season started up, and I became hooked, and would really like to see her books made into a TV show.
Today or yesterday really was the first day of school for the Marksville girls. I miss having all of my kids here for pictures but alas these are the last three at home.
Above you can see my daughter Dennise who is a Junior this year, Deanna who is in 5th, and Dorothy who is in 1st.
Dorothy picked out another book by Laura Numeroff called "If you give a dog a donut". Like I said we have the whole set and apparently she is on a roll for me to read these to her again.
Deanna read me "Green Eggs and Ham" by Dr. Seuss this evening. I am amazed by how fast she can read this book now, I remember when it took her several sittings just to get through it, now she is breezing through it. Amazed everyday by her progress. I hope to find her chapter book by tomorrow so that she can continue reading that to me, but is nice to see how far she has come from the first time she has read some of the books she has chosen to read to me lately.
As for Dennise she will be reading "The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald for school, which they recently made into a movie, and something the school will probably show the kids at sometime this year.
This was a review I wrote back on 03/31/11, but since it was the only book reiview on that blog I thought I would bring it where it was better suited.
I got a chance to review "The Next Christians" by Gabe Lyons. This of course is my first review so forgive me I will get much better at it as time goes by.
I began reading this book and was absorbed by it.Like Gabe has written there are many different walks of faith, and many ways that people have grown up being Christian over the years. Add the changes that have taken place and it really is a whole new religion. I grew up learning one way but knowing there had to be more then this. " The lesson here is that Christians who remove themselves from the world in hopes of self-preservation miss out on carrying the love of God forward to those who might need it most."
I came from a Separatism Church and found it too binding, how can you possibly reach out if you don't talk to others and look down at everything they do. My parents wanted more too, but sadly died before I could share this book with them. My father would have been inspired.
I have many pages folded and saved to use in a bigger blog that I write, and hope to spread the word about this book and the inspiration he has given me. I have always been different then most people and have always strived for something better for everyone. I hope you will take the time to read "The Next Christians" by Gabe Lyons.
I don't think I ever got around to writing anymore blogs about my thoughts on the book but plan to revisit that soon.
A free copy of this book was provided to me by Waterbrook Multnomah Publishing for review purposes.