Monday, March 19, 2007

Weekend Update

It always makes me laugh when I type "Weekend Update"...reminds me of when I would watch SNL as a teenager, you know, back when it was actually funny?

As I mentioned yesterday, this weekend was great. I had my Mom, Dad, Sister Jo and my niece Hayley over on Saturday. We all went to watch Jacob's hockey game, then visited, had dinner and just had, by all accounts, a great visit. Jack was on his best behavior and loved all the attention the little suck received. Sunday we went out for breakfast and spent the rest of the day around the house, with the kids playing and me cleaning. Jack was pretty good and although he did pee in the house once, his record still stands at 36 Outside VS 4 inside....not bad...I mean even I have the occasional accident when I miss the toilet. It all comes down to following a routine and we have the ground work started on a good one.

Speaking of routine, Tanyia and I always read to the kids before bed. For the past few years we have stuck to typical kid books like Dr. Seuss or Curios George. This was great for my younger boys, but Lauren my oldest is 7 and although she never said it, I could tell she was starting to get bored of these. I want our kids to look at reading as fun, so I had to find something that would be more a her level. While at the library I came across "The Bridge to Terabithia" and new that this was exactly what I needed to rekindle her interest. I started reading a chapter a night to her and she LOVES this book. For me, the fact that Lauren had been enjoying this book is very kismet, as this was one of the first books I ever read and what turned me on to reading in the first place. We are just a few chapters in and both of us look forward to the evening where we cuddle on the couch and let our imaginations take us away.

On a different note, on one of my now frequent trips to the backyard with Jack last night, I noticed some movement over at Gerry's house. Although I have not had a chance to speak with him yet, it looks like they returned from their Florida vacation. I look forward to hearing all about it.

3 comments:

Vesper Peeps said...

What a great book! I agree that reading is one of the few luxuries of the "modern" world we have left. With computers, dvd's and video games taking over, I find that a good book sometimes takes second place in some households. Glad to hear you are continuing a great tradition with your children.

I know in our household reading is a HUGE part of our everyday life, and my eldest (now only 4 1/2) is interested in such a wide variety of reading material that I find I have to choose wisely for his age group...even though most days he speaks like a 6 year old! Gheesh I don't want him to grow up so fast.

Great Post!

Vesper Peeps said...

p.s. I LOVE NORM MACDONALD!

I Agree SNL just doesn't have the "edge" it used to. However the Justin Timberlake episode from December was a fricken riot! and that Andy Samborg & Mia (last name?)are great cast members. So it's not all bad, just lacking for some good ol' belly laughs on a more regular basis.

Jim said...

To be fair, I haven't watched it in years...I am lucky if I can get past 10:30 without falling asleep!

I am not old though..I just like sleep?