Monday, April 6, 2009

Opening Day

...Cubs win!
It was hot dogs and loaded nachos for supper here at Schmiesing Stadium. And while I don't think we saw the first lick of baseball today (only a few cartoons for the kids) we did catch the Cubs score after the kids were in bed. Unfortunately the Reds didn't fare so well today.

In lieu of television, Alice and Emma and I are working our way through the Little House on the Prairie series of books. Alice got them from her Godfather a couple Christmas' ago, and we're finally making a point to finish them. What enjoyable reading as the three of us spread out on my bed, and take turns. Even Rosie joins us from time to time, for a snuggle and a few pages. Very sweet! I'll have to keep my eyes/ ears open for another good series for when this one is over. I'm enjoying the time more than I could have imagined.

4 comments:

j,j,andhsmom said...

I love the books that you are reading. I have such fond memories of them from my childhood and can't wait to share them with my daughter. Right now we are sharing the American Girl books. I refuse to buy all the dolls and accessories that go with each one, and my daughter understands that. At the same time, the books are wonderful to read together and we both look forward to it!

Anonymous said...

There's a great series starting with a book Love Comes Softly; Love's Enduring Promise; Love's Long Journey ... I can't remember the other two. The movie version is directed by Micheal Landon's son.

jamie said...

Anon~ I think I've heard of a couple of those titles...I'll have to check into them, would you recommend them for 3rd graders? Their reading level is probably nearer 5th/6th grade, but content-wise, it gets tough...

Barb said...

Have you ever heard of the books by Hilda van Stockum? They include the Bantry Bay series ( Pegeen, Francie, etc) and The Mitchells series (The Mitchells, Canadian Summer, etc). My kids loved when I read them to them. Our library here carries them (so maybe yours does too) or you can get them from Bethlehem Books or even a bit cheaper at allcatholicbooks.com
My daughter also enjoy the Betsy books by Carolyn Haywood.
In a couple years you could read all the Anne of Green Gables books...we absolutely loved those!