Saturday, May 31, 2008

Catch the Reading Bug

Sorry I wasn't able to post last night, but we left for Tuttle just after supper and I didn't get a chance. I will fill you in on Friday's and today's events.

Friday Gage, Emma and I met our friends Kara, Jadyn and Kya at the Heritage Center for the Summer Reading Program Kickoff with the Bismarck Public Library. (Click on the link to see Kara's post and more pictures of Gage and Emma). We had a really good time. They had a few different things going on this year, i.e. a food tent put on by a local Boy Scout group which made lunch very easy, and also allowed us to stay longer, since I didn't have to listen to Emma whine that she was starving to death! They also had some inflatables set up in the yard and if you bought a $5 wrist band the kids could jump all day (10 a.m.-4 p.m.)! Luckily I got away with the kids not throwing too big of a fit about not getting to go on them. We were too busy with the other events and when we were ready to leave, we were READY TO LEAVE! :-) I think we were there from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. so we made a pretty good day of it. Scott and Kara's husband, Guy, met us for lunch on the lawn outside of the Heritage Center. We had a great time.

Spiderman showed up at the Heritage Center! The kids were pretty excited about that!

Geronimo Stilton was also there at the Heritage Center. We have not yet read any of the Geronimo Stilton books, but we're going to have to check one out sometime to see what they are all about. Gage has listened to one of the audio books, and I think he enjoyed it? We have so many books on our "to read" list it isn't even funny!

Emma gets a firecracker painted on her face. How fitting! :-)

Gage, Jadyn, Emma and Kya having fun in the craft/face painting room. Gage had gashes painted on his face!

Gage working on his black widow spider craft project. Emma made a butterfly and Jadyn and Kya made cute lady but hats.
Now, all we have to do is start logging the minutes we spend reading on the reading logs and turn them into the library every week for drawings. Gage actually won last year and won a library bag with all sorts of goodies, including the Get a Clue at your library t-shirt he has on in these pictures. Hopefully we will be lucky enough to win again this year!

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