Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Little House on the Prairie

At Christmas, I bought a special read-aloud edition of Little House on the Prairie. During the winter, as I began to read it to the boys, I imagined how cozy it would be to read it to them on the front porch during the summer (have I ever mentioned that my front porch is my favorite place at home?) So, I tucked the book away (which was just as well, even just 6 months ago, the boys weren't entirely interested yet).
Well, what a wonderful part of our day this has been! After my daughter goes down for her nap, the boys and I head out to the front porch, sit on our wicker love seat, and read a few chapters. The boys just love it. One afternoon, my 3.5 year old son, cozied up to me, and just fell asleep while I was reading. Oh how I love when my kids fall asleep on me! This week we haven't read yet, as we're still recuperating from having my sister in law with her 6 children up for a visit for a few days last week. We also had a big 4th of July celebration. I take longer to recoup being pregnant I guess!
We're really looking forward to tomorrow to get back into the story!
P.S. By the way, the Little House TV series is on the Hallmark channel. A few weeks ago, I was feeling a little sick, and did a search and found it! Unfortunately, at this point, Laura is grown, married, and a teacher. Although still fun to watch, it is way further into the story than we are, and it would have been fun to start out when Laura was a little girl. I've heard the Little House series is on DVD, so it gives me an idea of what to get for a present for my kids (and me ;) ) sometime.


Elizabeth Tsukayama said...

Hi there!
Thank you for your comment on my homeschool blogger! You are totally right - I hadnt even noticed my mistake!
Are you from the WS? I think I recognize your picture. :)

Anonymous said...

Always loved read alouds with my mother. She would read Elsie Dinsmore to us. It's always been hard for my mother and I to read aloud because our eyes are way ahead of our speech. Makes for interesting reading. LOL.

Your boys will treasure these moments, especially in a world where we have to be entertained by media in one form or another.

I am 20weeks pregnant btw. My firstborn (dd) will be 1 in Oct. and this one will be born sometime in Nov. :D

Nice to have another blog to read!!!

Stay, stay at home, my heart, and rest;
Home-keeping hearts are happiest,
For those that wander they know not where
Are full of trouble and full of care;
To stay at home is best.

Weary and homesick and distressed,
They wander east, they wander west,
And are baffled and beaten and blown about
By the winds of the wilderness of doubt;
To stay at home is best.

Then stay at home, my heart, and rest;
The bird is safest in its nest;
O'er all that flutter their wings and fly
A hawk is hovering in the sky;
To stay at home is best.
~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow