I truly am thankful for the joys my precious children bring me each day. I never know what they are going to do or say but they keep a smile on my face day after day. I recently read a quote that said,"What if all you had when you woke up today were the things you thanked God for yesterday?" Wow! I do thank God for my little joys everyday! I feel so blessed... Too blessed to be depressed!
A few weeks ago we were in Grandfield taking care of some business on selling our house. We ordered take out from Circle H in Burkburnett one night. They gave us a menu to take home and it has been in the car ever since. While driving down the road the other day, we heard Hannah say, "This menu has ham on it." I turned to see what she was talking about. I saw the Circle H menu in her hand, but was puzzled at how she knew it had ham on it. "How do you know it has ham on it?" I asked her. "It says it right there." she said as she pointed to the word ham. "Yeah," I said, "but how do you know it says that?" "I read the letters." she replied looking at me a bit confused. "Asa did not tell you?" I asked. "It says h-a-m." she said as she made the sound for each letter. I just looked at Sam and grinned. "It says h-a-m." I said. Of course, h-a-m says ham, why was I so surprised!!
We took Asa through this book when he was 4/5. It is a very good book for teaching a child how to put the letter sounds together to make words. I started Hannah in it back in December, we only made it to lesson eight and I decided to put it aside and wait awhile because so much was going on at the time. Your child does have to know the sounds of the letters in order to start this book. I did not have to teach Asa or Hannah the sounds, they learned them from the Letter factory dvd put out by LeapFrog. I could not have done a better job teaching the sounds as this dvd does.
We have even given this dvd as birthday presents to friends and cousins! It is fun and so much learning at the same time! I am excited to see that without much work Hannah is already in the beginning stages of reading! It is a bit mind boggling that my precious browned eyed baby girl is going to be five this summer and old enough for kindergarten! My oh my how time does fly.
Of course, my little lego man always has his head stuck in a bucket of legos. Getting him to his school work these days is quite a challenge. He is very smart and learns quickly, he just wants to play with his legos though. He, daddy and Hannah built their names this afternoon. At first I thought they had the n's backwards, then I realized that I took the pic of Hannah's name from behind. Asa is so creative with these things, it blows my mind the creations he has made.
"Tiny, Tiny, I want to watch Tiny!" she says everyday about nap time. Hannah started out being the one who loved The Seventh Brother. Now Kylie Joy loves it even more. Every day around nap time she starts getting fussy and wants her tappy(pacifier) and her Tiny. The little dog in this featured film for families is named Tiny. My girls love Tiny! Some days Kylie don't even make it through the song at the beginning of the movie before she falls asleep. I love my baby girl... even with her tappy!
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