Wednesday, September 29, 2010

A bookworm (and a busybee)

We spend a lot of time reading around here. Ella has always been a bookworm. From the time she was an itty-bitty thing, maybe 6 months old, she has preferred books over most other toys. I'm pretty sure if she had her way, she could spend all day curled up in my lap listening to stories. The first time I took her to the library, she was amazed by the number of books and with the fact that she could read as many as she wanted. I remember her saying, "You're not gonna' believe it, Mommy! I'm gonna' read every one of these books!" Now it is one of her absolute favorite places to go. It's pretty incredible hearing her read, too. She's working hard on letter sounds and knows several sight words, so sometimes she's able to read a few words in a row. She gets so excited. I love watching her put it all together.
Now Cade is a completely different story. Only recently have I been able to get him to sit still long enough to listen to even a short book. And it has to be entertaining. I thought for sure that if I just stuck with it long enough, he would grow to love books as much as his big sis. However, I'm learning that that just doesn't always work! He's usually very open and excited about the idea of reading, and when he sees a book in my hand, he will run and sit his little bum square on my lap. But 2 or 3 pages in, he usually announces, "da-en" (the end), stands and looks at me, jabbers a bit, and is off and running again. I always imagine that he's saying something like, "Mommy, don't you know I have way too much to do to just sit here and listen to you read all day?!" He is just all together too busy for that! haha! Anyways, when I walk in and see precious scenes like this, it makes me all happy inside. =)
Must have been a funny part! haha! He's a little goofball! I guess this, The Fire Engine Book, could be considered his favorite, because it is the only one he will sit and listen to all the way through.
And Ella's favorite book right now is Pumpkin Soup. She loves this one all the time, but especially now that we have pumpkins on our porch. =)


The Utley Crew said...

We need to send Abby and Ella away to college together...they can both sit in the library and be prefectly content and we don't have to worry about them getting into trouble! haha! Abby is the same way. She even says she wants to be a librarian when she grows up.

Terry, Leslie and Noah said...

Aww, such cute, cute pictures!