Gage wanted to know first thing this morning, "What are we going to do today Mom?" I told them that we had to run to the library to pick up Emma's prize. Dustin blurts out, "Can I check out a book?" (I swear he said that!) He finished his Babe and Me book this morning and he's wanting another one! I think Dustin is sick..................he caught the reading bug!
Here's Emma and a few of the prizes she won! There were tons of things in the bag! Besides the bag, t-shirt and puzzle you see in the picture, there was a book "The Transmogrification of Roscoe Wizzle" (the book Scott and I read to them on our trip here), a pencil, bookmarker, notepad, button, stickers and tattoo. What a nice prize! Her picture will be posted on the bulletin board in the library, as well as on the t.v. monitor and a cable channel (I can't remember which channel), which won't do us any good since we don't get cable. To win the prize you have to turn in reading logs each week, documenting the amount of time you've spent reading (or being read to) and they draw 2 names each Friday from the bug hut. Dustin has been keeping track of his minutes spent reading as well, and he wants to win on Friday. I'm not sure if he can win because you have to be registered in the summer reading program, but I wrote my phone number down just in case they draw his name. Even if he doesn't "win" the drawing, he is winning because he is reading! He checked out another Dan Gutman book, "Honus and Me". Another baseball book. Tonight I gave him a reading log that I picked up at Barnes and Noble and if you read 8 books before Sept. 2, you can earn a free book. He's totally excited about it and said he's going to do it. He asked me, "Do I send this back to you to get it?" I told him that he could either do that, or I was sure there was a Barnes and Noble in Des Moines that he could go to. He replies, "So I'm going to have my Mom drive me all the way to Des Moines for a free book?" Okay, okay, it doesn't sound too logical when you put it that way Dustin! :-) He has been carrying a book around with him all day long. Each time we got in the car to go somewhere, he had his book in his hand and was reading it every chance he got. It's totally awesome!
Later this afternoon, around 3pm, we went to the North Dakota Heritage Center. The kids had a good time and I think they're sick of me taking pictures!
We had to head home so that I would have time to make supper before Gage's 5:45pm ballgame. They ate up my mashed potatoes and were wanting more! I should have made more, but I didn't know how well they would go over!
I kept telling them it would be over soon, and we would go to TCBY to get their free yogurt cones. While we were at the library this morning each of the kids filled out a quiz on the book I mentioned earlier "The Transmogrification of Roscoe Wizzle". It was selected as the book for the family reading this summer and we read it to them on our long drive to North Dakota. They each received a free coupon for TCBY.