My kids love the pool. Seriously, they love the water and it’s unfortunate that for the last couple of years we haven’t been able to join our neighborhood pool because it’s just too pricey. $1600 can take you on a really nice vacation, so I have a hard time wrapping my mind around paying that for a pool membership. At any rate, my sister bought one of those snap set pools that you fill up in the backyard and the kids really enjoy getting in there and going crazy. Somehow, they managed to perform cannonballs even!
A child’s capacity to find entertainment never ceases to amaze me.
Lately the boys have been expressing curiosity about all kinds of things. We’ve been talking about spiders, the roots of words, weather, farming, and the list goes on. Ryan’s reading continues to blow me away and Iain’s interest in reading is growing. His skill level is nowhere near Ryan’s but he really wants to read. All because of a new book series called, Diary of a Wimpy Kid. It’s pretty funny and Iain asks me to read to him from it on a daily basis. The moments spent reading to him are some of my most favorite in the day. The book is full of laughs and oh how I love being able to share that with him! Last night there was a reading explosion around here. I was taking bath and had some books in the bathroom with me. Ryan came in to visit and starting reading the back cover of one of my books, “formerly forbidden foods”, he read with ease. I couldn’t believe it! Then I let him have the bathtub for a little while until it was time for bed. He and Iain brushed their teeth and got into bed and I went in to tell them goodnight. There was Iain, propped up in bed with his reading light on, reading the sequel to Diary of a Wimpy Kid. It was a beautiful thing to see him doing something so relaxing before he falls asleep.
I’m not sure what this week is going to bring us. I’ve begun blogging at Shrinking Whimsigal again in an effort to get healthy so feel free to come by there if you like. I made a beautiful Peach Pie yesterday and I posted the recipe. You don’t want to miss that!
Hope you’re all doing well!