Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Jared has a bit of unfair advantage - he's seen all the movies and knows what's happening. So that's made it easier for him to start reading in this magical world. I remember starting to read the first book with Justin and it was a bit hard to get into at first - since it was all so new to each of us.
Its been great Harry Potter with Jared - its been a family affair. He's read with everyone in our family (except for Justin, of course).
When he started out his goal was to read the first 2 books during 2nd grade and I thought that was a good goal. It was kind of slow start and in the beginning he would just read a page or 2. Many times I would read a page and he would read a page and that's all we would do.
But the last couple of weeks he's really been into it and we would read several pages or even the whole chapter. I started telling I bet he finished the first book by Halloween - and then he finished it last night! That's over 300 pages for a 2nd grader :)
Now on to the next book - at least we don't have to wait for them this time around.
Its been spirit week at Taylor's school this week. He's been pretty psyched for the "United Assembly" - which is a competition type assembly between the 7th, 8th and 9th graders. 7th grade wears blue, 8th grade wears red and 9th grade wears white. Of course, the 9th graders always win :) Taylor was picked to chug a 2 liter of 7UP and of course - he won!
|Don't mess with this "white" boy|
Saturday, October 13, 2012
|it's CRAZY hair day!|
|Kamryn went for the medusa look with pigtails all over her head|
and then we sprayed it purple and pink
|There wasn't much we could do with Jared's buzz|
other than color it
|He went with orange, blue and red|
|these kids have spirit, yes they do!|
Monday, October 01, 2012
I didn't used to really like Mondays too much - it's laundry day and a day to try to recover from the weekend. But now I love them because its the day we get Justin's letters by email. He is a very faithful writer and we almost always wake up to a great letter from him every Monday morning - early, like 5:30 am or so. Its such a great way to start the day and week. We are very grateful that he likes to write and continues to tell very funny and also spiritual stories. He always shares a spiritual thought every week.
He sure makes it easy to be a missionary mom.
|Elder Adams and Elder Foote|