Wednesday, December 11, 2013

books, books, and other stuff (bet you thought I was going to say more books)

Bryce's school book order came home today.  The teacher in me LOVES ordering books and I can't restrain myself.  I did good this time and just got each kid one book and a book for Bryce's school book exchange for Christmas.
Bryce got books in the mail today as part of a "chain letter" book exchange I decided to participate in.  He was so excited to get so many books!  I'm glad he enjoys books and reading.  I remember not enjoying to read in school and the teacher in me is so happy he's not like me.  Even as a teacher, I preferred teaching math and science.  Reading was my least favorite subject to teach!  But I'm doing the best I can to instill a love for reading in Bryce and as I've posted before, I'm already starting to teach him to read! 
We drove around and looked at Christmas lights tonight in our Christmas pjs!
My mom had told me that she was going to "jail" today as a fundraiser for MDA (Muscular Dystrophy Association).  We were over at her house today when they came to "arrest" her.  I had no idea it was that involved.  I thought she was going to drive herself to the restaurant where she would be "locked up" until she made her bail.  The kids loved this!  If you're interested in donating to this organization, go HERE
Advent day 11 - Jesus' name.  Jesus is Immanuel, God with us. 

So far, tonight was my favorite night of Truth in the Tinsel.  After reading Matthew 1:18-25 for the past three nights, Bryce could fill in many of the important words as I paused for him to finish my sentence.  When we got to "The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel which means....." Bryce's eyes lit up and said "GOD IS WITH US".  This was music to my ears.  Not only am I happy knowing we're doing a great job teaching him the true meaning of the season, but he's also learning a lot at school.   


Melissa said...

That's hilarious that they actually come to "arrest" instead of just going - wonder what the neighbors think? Bryce hit the jackpot with his books. I see a few of my favorites in that stack!

apple pie said...

good on ya for teaching him to read! I luv reading so thumbs up!