Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Random going-ons...

Just a few random things that I felt like blogging about this evening....

1. Guess who can read?

Jonah came home with these books on Monday and read them to me! At first I thought maybe he was just guessing at the words, but no, he got them all! He's only been in grade one a few weeks and already he can read-- I'm so proud of him!!

2. Sage & I went to volunteer at the Tabor Home this afternoon. They have a birthday party once a month for the residents and our church is in charge of the September one. I offered to make the cards for the birthday "girls" and Sage handed them out, along with some balloons. She is such a gem to take along to things like this-- always such a good girl, I never have to worry about her at all. I'm so thankful for this.

Here she is with my friend, Val. The ladies who organized the party suggested we all wear hats. It was quite fun, especially the oldies songs we sang (Red River Valley, You are My Sunshine and Yellow Rose of Texas-- nice tunes but the words are all a little depressing. Especially a couple of verses of You are My Sunshine-- they sound a little sinister!)

3. Sage and I reorganized her room on Monday to accomodate her new table and chairs and her Little Tykes kitchen. Here are a few pictures.

(sorry they're a little dark!)

And I was trying to figure out how I could take down all of the butterflies from my living/dining area without a cry of outrage from my daughter. And it hit me....

Suggest we put them all on the wall in her room!

And she added some creativity to the equation-- she suggested that they fly in a loop-de-loop!

And I have been scrapbooking a little bit lately, but not as much as I'd like (too much going on!!) I've been working on some layouts with the October kit from My Scrap Shoppe, which I'll share soon.


Anabelle said...

That's so neat that you take her to the nursing home. What a wonderful experience! LOVE the butterflies on her wall. And congrats on the little reader. Isnt' it exciting when they start???

Audrey Pettit said...

I LOVE all your pictures, Leigh! I just love how scrapbookers always think of their camera and document all the small stuff. That photo of DS with his books and DD at the nursing home and in her room are just priceless. You just made me smile this morning!
Hope you have a nice day!

Leah said...

Isn't it amazing how quickly they learn to read, and how exciting! Oh how I remember those days. The world is just a big blank slate. Makes a person wish we could all keep some of that open mindedness of a child. Never afraid to learn.

dannisdoodles said...

HUGE congrats to your little reader, that is AWESOME!!! I, too, have a wee one at home learning to read, how i ♥ these days! Thank you for making my day today....insert big smiley face!