Happy news, Rudy is back in the big fly cage with his friends. He still has a little way to go, but he's doing so much better and needs that extra room the large cage offers to allow the flying to get stronger. The smaller cage was great for rest and recouping, but the large cage is best for flying :)
For a few weeks now I've been going to meet up with Lil Miss for some daily reading. We picked out The Boxcar Children as our trial book to see if she would enjoy reading those better than some of the other books she'd been reading. I told her about how much I enjoyed them as a little girl and I'm super stoked she has taken to this series.
We're almost finished with the second book and I just love how much she is enjoying them. She is already excited to start book 3 :) which will be this Thursday.
See she has a worksheet she fills out each day when she reads. Monday through Thursday, with two spots for extra credit for reading on the weekend. So, each day after school I head over and we read, then on Sunday I go over and we read a few more chapters for her weekend reading.
It is so cool to see how much she is enjoying reading something I enjoyed so much as a child her age. Reading and writing are my passion, so sharing this experience with a grandchild is so amazing.
Bug enjoyed listening to stories as a small child, but as he grew, well, it just isn't his thing and I understand, sometimes boys have a bit more on their minds than reading, LOL. You know like games, movies, and just being a boy.
Garden Weed would rather do hair, makeup, and chat about boys. She doesn't mind reading, but would rather being doing something else. Which I understand that also.
Little Zoe Belle, she's just too busy all the time to sit still for very long, LOL. Cracking me up with her antics. Making me smile at every turn and full blown laugh most of the time.
Lil Miss, however, was the one grandchild that I would have to leave a bit early each night when her mom and I worked together, so I could read her a couple of books before we left for work. Now it has just become our thing lately. I love how when it comes to the questions for the day she already has her answers. Each day the questions are different, each day they make them think about what they've read. It makes my heart smile that she is enjoying them so much.
She's my creative grandchild. For years she's been able to spin a tale and keep your attention. All the makings of a future writer :) If I can share in this nurturing of her creative mind just a little bit, well, that will be shear pleasure.
Happiness doesn't have to be all about having every little thing in life. Happiness can be as simple as sharing a beloved series of stories with a grandchild and watching them enjoy it as you once did. That is happiness for this writer/reader. This is what brings a spark to my heart.
Everyone have a lovely day!!!
Blessings to all!!!