Thursday, February 21, 2008

I Am A Reader!!!!!

I have two adorable grandsons. Redmond will be 9 in April and Samuel just turned 6 Christmas Eve. They are the light of my life. Until you have experienced being a grandparent, you don't have any idea how over-the-top wonderful it can be. They each have such distinct personalities. Redmond is "out there", outgoing, precocious, serious, analytical. Samuel is more held back, quiet and thoughtful, with a wee bit of a pixie in him. Big brother Redmond is such a great reader. If you gave him a copy of War and Peace he could read it. I attribute this to the fact that my daughter has read to the boys since they were babies. When they go to bed it's to read before they go to sleep. Books are a big part of their life.

Samuel has been struggling with reading in kindergarten this year and my daughter hasn't been pleased with his progress (the school). So she got out all of Redmond's old kindergarten reading materials and has been working with him at home. He is improving by leaps and bounds and is now reading. He jumped out of bed the other morning and shouted, "I am a READER!" My daughter said "it is amazing to see your very own child light up when reading". Good job, Mommy!

I love both boys equally and try hard every day not to play favorites. But today is your day, Samuel. HURRAY! WOO HOO! WAY TO GO!
Samuel, the READER!!!


Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

Go Samuel!!! What a wonderful post.

Esther Sunday said...

Hey, Samuel! You handsome little dude, you! Love, Esther

Thimbleanna said...

Way to go Samuel -- and what a good-lookin' boy you are! How lucky your daughter is to have readers. I read to my boys every night too, but they just didn't get interested in reading on their own. I always wondered if maybe I read too much to them which made them lazy when it came to reading on their own.

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Hi Sam!!!! I am so proud of you! Way to go! Next time you come over with your grandma, I will let you look through our bookcase to see if you find a good book to read. Duhgall can sit next to you and you can read to him!!

Jean, love the music!!! Just perfect!!


PS: Doogs says "HI" to his Aunty Jean!!! Had fun today!!!!

Cheryl said...

Way to go Samuel!!! We are all very proud of you.

ChaChaneen said...

What a wonderful gift it is to love reading! Yahoo Samuel!

SweetAnnee said...

Oh what a great post..and SAMUEL is a very handsome young man. Being a grammie is
such a delight..I love it!!

I have six grandboys

fondly , Deena

Unknown said...

I saw your banner in Mary Isabella's Closet collection and thought I would check out your blog.
I like it mighty fine and am glad to meet ya!

Samuel is a cutie patootie! Reading is an awesome thing and
my daughter is doing great with my Ky grands!

Have a wonderful day!

Trudy Honeycutt ~ Folk Artist said...

Congratulations to the great reader!!! Way to go!! Love your blog!! Trudy in Colorado

Unknown said...

OH Jean how precious your Grandson Samuel is! What a sweet post this is..You are so blessed!
My Grandson Samuel will be 8 March 9.. Both he and my Granddaughter Isabella are the loves of my life, they bring such joy to my life!! I so understand how you feel being a Grandmother, there is NOTHING like it.
My Isabella always has a book in her hand wherever she goes.. Sweet Samuel is not yet the reader she is.
Thanks for sharing your Grandsons with me.. How your post has made me smile!
God bless you & your Grandsons...
Hugs ~Mary~