Samuel is eating rice cereal now. My baby is getting SO big! He likes the cereal, but he REALLY likes to feed himself!!
I'd forgotten how much I absolutely LOVE reading. In elementary school, after my mom told me it was time to go to bed, I would grab my flashlight and hide under the covers reading The Babysitter's Club Books. Or, maybe the Secret Garden. I have always loved to read. In 2nd grade I won the award for reading the most books. The prize? A book. A chapter book. I would a;ways skip ahead in our school readers. I remember a story I particularly liked called, "Hannah is a Palindrome."
Because I love to read so much I often stay up all night reading to finish a book in one night. So many books are so expensive and I don't want to spend $20 on something I finish in a day. So, the books I read are few and far between. A few weeks ago Eric and I went to Family Christian Store and I found a few books that peaked my interest, but instead of paying almost $40 for the two of them I went home and ordered them (one for only 2cents..yes, you read that right) on amazon.com. Yesterday my books came in. What a glorious day! I told Eric I wanted to stay up all night reading, but he made me come to bed. :(
Now I remember why I love reading and why I do it so often. With two kids to take care of, I can't just read, read, read anymore. I am particularly picky about what I read, but so far my first book (Atonement Child by Francine Rivers) is very good!
We've had a rough day. We had lunch with Grandma Donna, Grandma Nancy, and Bill. Everywhere was crazy busy, so we got home late. Judah didn't go down for a nap until about 3 and never fell asleep. A sleepy boy = a very unhappy boy. He cried hysterically the whole time I was at the gym and after I got home until he fell asleep in the car on the way to Trader Joe's.
Well, that was yesterday. I stopped blogging because all the talking about reading made me want to read. So, that's what I did. Today we went to Elliana's birthday party, then we went over and hung out with Katie and (Big) Sam. Judah has a friend his age named Sam, who Judah always refers to as "Big Sam." Cute!!
At the birthday party Elliana announced that she's GOING TO BE A BIG SISTER!!! How exciting! Congrats to Jenna and Justin, too! Next summer will be the summer of the babies. All the pregnancies make me, just a little bit, want to have another baby. But, don't worry, we're waiting a long while!