Thursday, May 15, 2008

TT #3 Books

So I set out to do my Thursday Thirteen about snuggle pictures with mommy. The reason I picked out such a self serving theme is because my Mother's Day post, while accurate, was not nearly as uplifting as so many others I read.


As I was searching for pictures of me with the boys, I had two AHA moments...

A. We have very FEW pictures of me with the boys. I think we need to get Steve using the camera a whole lot more
B. We have a zillion pictures of the boys reading. They contain parents, grandparents, uncles, friends, and cousins reading.

With these two realizations, I started composing a different kind of post in my mind. The hardest part would be picking only 13 pictures. It was very hard. But here are the 13 FAVORITES that I found.

Hang in there until the end; the last one is my favorite.

Reading with mommy

I love this because Aaron isn't more than a couple of months old.

I love this one because it was during Noah's "Thomas" phase. Notice his hand resting on the roundhouse.

Reading with Daddy

I love Aaron's expression and Daddy's smile

Reading Alone



Reading To A Doll


Reading To the Cat

Noah, Daddy, Minnie

Reading Side By Side

I found them this way one morning when I got out of the shower.

They had just gotten new air beds and decided they needed to read on them.

Big Brother reads to Little Brother

Aaron is totally out and Noah insists on continuing to read to him.

This is the most recent of all the shots.

Little Brother reads to Big Brother

I love Noah's smile as he watches Aaron read.

We are a House of Literacy.

I think the caption on this one should read "The Calm After The Storm"

Happy Thursday.


Deb - Mom of 3 Girls said...

Oh I love those! Especially the last one - looks a lot like my living room, most days... :)

I can't believe how big your boys are getting - seeing the pictures of them from when they were smaller just made me realize it!

Magirk said...

I absolutely LOVE all these pictures of reading!

How wonderful that you've been able to instill in them that love for reading that is so essential to life. What a fabulous achievement.

You're an awesome Mom! :)

Toni said...

What a gift you are giving your sons in a love of books and will serve them well throughout life!
Thanks for the visit and comments!

pussreboots said...

Cute photos. Happy TT.

MomOf3 said...

I love this!! Reading is big at our house too. :)

bethn said...

I love the pictures of the boys reading to each other. YOu're lucky your boys love to read.

Tammy said...

All of those are adorable! I love the one where he is reading to his sleeping baby brother, that is so precious!

Chrissy said...

What a great collection of pictures. Such a neat idea to do a themed photo set. Very cool...and very cute little boys!

Nap Warden said...

Great pictures!

Chris said...

Gotta love reading! Kudos to you and Steve for instilling this in them so young.. they will thank you in the future and you truly have given them a gift they will reap for years to come.