August 15th was the official ending to our own little summer reading program--
Marissa tallied in with 2,847 pages earning herself a $20 gift card to Barnes and Noble and a night at the "super" fair riding the rides. Isabella read 823 pages earning herself $16.42 in book money--and that should have been it--but her Daddy is kind of a softy and took her to the fair too as long as she promised to keep reading. ;o) Marissa's summer love has been the books by Madeline L'Engle and Isabella has discovered the joys of Judy Blume's "Fudge" stories. I will never ever forget reading "Tales of a 4th Grade Nothing" as a kid and coming to the part where Fudge eats Peter's turtle. I laughed and laughed--as did Bella. She frequently comes and informs me of Fudge's latest escapade.
I attempted a little "7 year old" photo shoot with my Isabella. It was a bit too sunny, which Isabella informed me of every five seconds, and consequently I ended up with much "squintiness." But I think this might be one of my favorites--I know it's not professional quality, but I will enjoy looking at it in a frame none-the-less. ;o)
And this is what happens when I leave the sisters to taking care of the littlest brother. He was none-the-wiser to them dolling him up and happily chewed away on a polly pocket while they had their way.
I've removed Jackson's nap from his schedule.
I really miss it.
Like this afternoon . . . what I wouldn't give for a quiet and resting Jackson . . .
I best be going now. ;o)