Thursday, January 20, 2011

Wednesday Weads

I have not done a Wednesday Weads in a long time.  So here is a new one for you.

We found Wilfred to the Rescue at the library recently.  It introduced us to Brambly Hedge.  We fell in love with the classic story and the fabulous illustrations.  While this book is not by the same author as the Brambly Hedge series, our interest has definitely been piqued and we will be reading all of the books in the series. 

I grew up with Beatrix Potter and with the Burgess books.  The stories and character development as well as the illustrations are all along the same lines.  Classic and beautiful, encouraging personal character development, etc.

Once all four of the original books have been read aloud, we will then look for the DVDs or videos.  We are so looking forward to them.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Childlike Faith and Expectation

DG:  I am listening really hard, mommy!

Me.  What are you listening to?

DG:  Today is the first day of the new year and I am listening really hard.  Aren't you Mommy?

Me.  What are we listening for?

DG?  Remember Daddy said that Jesus could come back anytime in 2011 and then he would never have to go to work.

Me.  (The fog is quickly clearing and understanding is dawning).  Oh so you are listening really hard for the trumpet that will sound when Jesus comes for us?

DG:  Yep!  Isn't it exciting, Mommy?  I can't wait for heaven!!!!!!!!!!!

Oh to have the faith like that of a child.  May I never forget the wonder of it all!