Thursday, December 19, 2013


Another note that Ellis wrote for me while I was at the band concert. (We started paying our kids $.01 per page in the hopes that Gordon who is a fantastic reader would get excited about reading something other than picture books.  They have to read a book on their reading level and they can only get paid for it once.  Then they need to give me a book review. We got this idea from Seth's cousin, Becky.)

From Ellis
Dear mom
I red 111 pajes
in a book it
was abot
cristmas in camolot
(Fictin) what
I liked abot
it is Jack and
annie whent
to a cave
Then got
ant ust
like sords.

From Ellis
Dear mom
I read 111 pages
in a book it
was about
Christmas in Camelot
(fiction) What
I liked about
it is Jack and
Annie went
to a cave
then got
and used
like swords.

Christmas Program

I came home from Jared's band concert to a note that Ellis wrote.

It said, "could you please come to my cristmas program today please"


We bought a piano a couple of weeks ago.  The other day we had a tuner come and work his magic on the piano.  Gordon was really interested in what the tuner was doing.  I mentioned to the piano tuner that we had a key that was sticky so he pulled the piano apart a bit. Gordon was watching him and said, "Wow.  Pianos have a lot of secrets!"