Join us each weekend for Celebrate This Week with Ruth Ayres.
When we pause to celebrate, we find the joy.
I loved the video my daughter-in-law, Stefi, shared of Teddy at story time wearing this sticker: "Read 1000 books before kindergarten." The video disappeared after 24 hours (one of those Instagram specials). But Stefi sent me these pics of Teddy at story time. (Blogger refuses to make this paragraph blue and I surrender!)
I love that Teddy (at seven months) is already well on the way to that goal of reading 1000 books before kindergarten. Check out his rapt attention at story time and the way he's holding that board book!
And this week, Teddy went to an indoor play space and Stefi sent me this fun pic of this happy boy!
I'm loving the time I get to spend with our new grandson, Jack (and his mom and dad). Here he is at two weeks old on Tuesday.
And on Friday, Grandpa joined us for a stroll at Juanita Beach (a rare blue sky and sunshine day), and then back home with time for Grandpa's stories and some snuggle time with Grandma.
Yesterday I shared "Sacrament" by Donna Wahlert for Poetry Friday. I love these words from her poem, "You leave your handprint on my soul." These are precious days I get to spend with Jack. I'm counting down until the end of April when Teddy will visit again and these cousins will meet for the first time!
I'm continuing to share links I've found and loved during the week.
- A booklist from KCLS on the refugee experience (fiction and nonfiction) for middle schoolers and high schoolers - https://kcls.bibliocommons.com/list/share/612462570_kclsbettina/850530997?page=1
- A link I found on WRAD (World Read Aloud Day) with great links to read aloud material from the NYT (New York Times) - https://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/great-read-alouds-from-the-new-york-times/
Have a wonderful week!