Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Summer down time....

Over the past week or so Elizabeth has been reading "Where The Red Fern Grows" to the boys.


Afternoon reading is great in the summer time. For one here in Tennessee it can be so hot in the afternoon, it's nice to be inside cooling off listening or reading a good book. And secondly it gets a little more schooling in since we school year round. When there has been to much activity before reading this can happen.....


Heads begin to drop........


It was hard for Wesley keep his eyes open.....


And it didn't even matter what position he was in, Jonathan feel asleep!

(And for inquiring minds, Jonathan is very limber from low muscle tone, and this position didn't hurt him. You cannot imagine some of the positions he can get himself into, he's our little contortionist)


But 3 chapters later, Elizabeth did still have 2 very eager boys wanting to listen to where the story was going!!!!

3 comments:

Deb said...

This post brings back so many memories of our school years. We used to have a "reading tree" tacked up on our schoolroom wall with large sitting pillows underneath. Every afternoon I would read "Where the Red Fern Grows" to the kids under the reading tree. We all loved it and have many sweet memories of those days. I do remember that I could hardly read for crying near the end of the book!

Sammy and Missy Parris said...

So sweet of the big sis to read to the little boys, won't that be a wonderful memory for them. Love the closeness that your kids set as an example for other families. The other day one of the pastors was talking about families and in discussion time said find someone who is doing things well and learn from them and I thought of you and Arthur. Not to put you on a pedestal (cause I know you wouldn't want that) but just so you know you are loved and respected by not just us but so many!!! Love ya!

Lynda said...

I have to smile at Jonathan. He reminds me of our cats - - - their full-grown bodies can fit in very small spaces because they are contortionists, too.