They love to read…and read….and read…..

These days I’d say the babies favorite thing to do is read.  They love to sit on a lap and listen to stories.  Or they love to sit in a box and read stories.  Or they love to sit anywhere on the floor and read…..and read…..and read.  It is quite adorable.  Escher’s current favorite story is Goodnight Gorilla.  Grey doesn’t seem to have a favorite, though she does love What Do You Say?  I love watching their little expressions when they are listening to a story or looking at a book all on their own.  You can tell that they are really concentrating and examining what is going on in the pictures.  It is quite adorable.

365 Stories….

We have a “book” called 365 Stories. It will eventually have 365 stories, but as of probably only has 80!

Some day it will have 365 stories…some day.

I can’t believe we started the book six years ago. I must say I had hoped to have all the days filled in by now. But, life got in the way…..

Sometimes Quinn will write the story and do the illustrations, sometimes Tuesday will draw the pictures and Quinn will write the stories or sometimes I will make the story! It is a little bit of everything..all creative!!

It actually is quite fun that the stories are spanning many years. We started it when Quinn was only 4 years old and River wasn’t even around! Now she is old enough to start working on some stories. On holidays or special occasions, it is fun to see what type of story the kids come up with to memorialize that event! They love going back and reading the stories over and over again!

Summer Reading Programs…..

My children love to read and there is nothing better than free books.  So all the different summer reading programs are great!

My kids did the Barnes and Noble Reading program, which lets you get a free book after reading 8 books.

Then they did the Borders Reading program, which lets you get a free book after reading 10 books.

Then our local library has a summer reading program.  Each time you have read for 5 hours, you get to spin the wheel and choose a prize.  To participate in the Barnes and Noble and the Borders programs, you have to be in first grade…so River couldn’t participate in those…but she could participate in the local library’s program.  The first time she spun the wheel..she won a great little board book called It’s Useful to Have a Duck.  This week when she spun the wheel she got a rubber ducky…and she was just as excited as when she won the book.  Quinn also spun the wheel and won a hardback he was very happy also.

Then the kids also participated in TD Bank’s summer reading program, which lets you earn 10 dollars for your savings account after reading 10 books.

So, all in all, they are doing pretty well when it comes to summer reading programs!