Monday, December 8, 2008

Reading Time.

Mark loves to read. He always has. When he was a baby I used to hold him on my lap and read to him for hours. I read things he was far to young to understand. But he liked to look at the picture and listen to my voice.
Then Anna came along. She has never really liked to read. It requires one to sit semi still. She has never sat still for one second in her entire life. We are finally getting her to sit for very short books like Go Dogs Go. She gets so excited when we get to the part about climbing the tree. She loves her big brother though. She will do anything to please him.
If you put these two together, what do you get? A little boy who has ALL of his books memorized and a little girl who absolutely stinking adores her brother and will do anything he wants. She will sit through enter books while he "reads" to her.

He says, Anna, come here and let me read to you. And over she trots and sits down.
Sometime she sits with her hands in her lap and lets him read.

Sometimes she helps turn pages.

Always they have a blast together.

It's moments like these that make me love being their Mom.
BTW, the book they are reading in these pictures is called The Wonderful Thing About Hiccups by Cece Meng. It's a great little book for the toddler age. We read in daily. Thanks Grandma Shirley.


dlyn said...

They are so cute together!

Belle (from Life of a...) said...

Both of our kids loved books when they were little...we never said "no" to buying a book. Oddly, Legare grew up to love to read...Lorelai can be tempted from time to time with something like the Twilight series but otherwise she doesn't really enjoy reading for pleasure. It's wild that they're so different.

Nap Warden said...

That is so cute!

Grandma Shirley said...

You are so welcome. Lots of hugs and kisses.

Weezee said...

Ilovet that Mark wants to read to Anna so cute. What the heck is Mark wearing on his feet?

Ellyn said...

Weezee-Those are his slippers. They are a little big.

Trannyhead said...

How cute!

My son is a big reader and will bring me book after book after book to read ... again and again and again! It thrills me to no end. Generally he has to stand and wiggle while I read it to him because he can't sit still for it, but still - he listens!