We have begun a read aloud as a family: The Cricket in Times Square. Honestly, I haven't read it before. Crazy, right? I know. This is the first chapter book we're reading to our kids and so far I think they like it. They're not too thrilled with the fact that there aren't so many pictures in it, but they like the story and love the animals in the book. I love reading it with/to them because it's fun for me as the teacher to see how they respond to stories. Like tonight when we were reading...A was trying to figure out how much time had passed and she asked me to look back in the book. (Yea! Look back and re-read! Good strategy!) At the end of the chapter I asked them what they thought they would find next. C said a cricket and A thought the cat. Both good predictions! I love watching their faces as they think about what they're hearing. I also love talking to them about the book while we're reading and after we've read. I hope the things we're doing now will instill a love for reading as they grow up!
What do you say about yourself? Well, I guess I'm a wife, mommy and teacher. I am blessed with a wonderful family-a husband and twin 10 year olds. I can't ask for much more than that. I love ice cream and any other dessert that has chocolate in it. Is it possible to have too much sugar in one day? I have been known to have ice cream for dinner, but don't tell my kids that! I've been blogging for about 7 years and love it. It is the perfect way to keep track of my family's happenings for me, J and the kids.
Husband, Daddy, Cook, Jungle Gym...let's see what else can I come up with? These are just of the few names J has in our family. He does everything and anything! I couldn't ask to have anyone other than him in my life. Married for 15 years, together since high school-we've been through a lot! He is a wonderful daddy to our twins and loves them so very much. They are utterly in awe of him as am I, every day.
A is our little peanut of a girl. She is full of spunk and personality. She is a little Mommy in her 10 year old self, always taking care and keeping track of her twin brother, C. Her favorite thing to do dance in her room with her door closed. She has to keep that brother out somehow! Her current favorite family game is Uno, which she is very good at! She's an artist in training, loves to ride her two-wheel bike and is a great helper around the house. She loves school, swimming, reading books, eating spaghetti and anything that's chocolate. Hmmm...who's daughter do you think she is?
C is our boy...a "boy-boy" if you know what I mean. At the current moment in his 10-year-old self, he plays catch with anyone around, with whatever ball is in season! He loves swimming, riding bikes and wrestling Daddy. He is our adventurous eater and will try anything we give him...though he doesn't always like it, but at least he tries! We love him so much and couldn't imagine life without him!