Wednesday, February 23, 2011

A Little Sunshine (with My Bookworm)

We've been taking advantage of this pleasant weather.  I'm all for kids getting lots of outside play. There's nothing like a big open space to run as much as you like with fresh air, a blue sky, the smell of grass, etc.  You can't get that out of any toy or playroom.  I'd like Morgan to have the kind of childhood we had -- not the kind where kids stay in all day and play video games and surf the Net.  I'm with Michelle Obama on the childhood obesity thing -- let's keep our kids active.  On top of that, I want to take full advantage of these spring-like days before we're forced to stay in by the awfully hot and humid Alabama summer days. 

I am super-swamped this week with school work and work work.  This is the first week I've felt flat out overwhelmed.  I knew that there would be bad weeks, but it's still no fun feeling like you have a million things due.  Those afternoons outside after school every day probably make me feel as good as they do Morgan because it gives me time to breathe, get some fresh air, relax, and spend time out in the sun with my favorite little person.

I snapped this picture after coming in from outside today.  This child always has a book in her hand (even when playing with Minnie and checking out a little Blue's Clues).  She loves books. It's hilarious to watch her read -- I've posted videos here before (but I don't have time to go back and link them right now -- maybe later). Back then it was a bunch of jibber jabber, but now, she knows the stories. It's amazing how quickly she memorizes a story after we've read it to her. I remember a few weeks ago I read her a book once or twice that I checked out from the public library. She read it again a day or so later with her daddy, and she'd memorized quite a bit of it. And she has a favorite book (called Please, Puppy, Please that I bought when I was pregnant with her) the she's seriously memorized word for word. Watching her read it never gets old to us. I love the fact that she loves books because it reminds me so much of my own childhood.

Anyway, gotta get back to work -- this work isn't gonna do itself.  Hope everyone's having a great week!

1 comment:

  1. I am totally loving this weather too. Matt and I have been out enjoying it every afternoon (at least until fball starts back) :) Hang in there with all you have going on!! You are doing great!


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