Little Flamingo's Little World

Once upon a time there was a bird called Flamingo. She had a baby bird that she named Little Flamingo, or Flaminguito. By the time Flaminguito turned one year old, she was doing a lot of funny things that Flamingo wanted to share with all the other birds in her flock. When a friend from the monkey exhibit at the Zoo told her about a blog, she decided to start one of her own...then two little baby blue birds came along and she added their antics to her blog, too...this is Flaminguito's blog.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

I....can go anywhere! I'm the
Reading Princess!!!

So we started reading "chapter books" this week...checked out "Mrs. Piggle Wiggle" at the library on Monday (today is Wednesday) and we just finished the last of the 125 pages tonight. She followed me around for three days saying, "Mommy, can we read some more?" While I nursed the baby bird, while I changed the baby bird, while we ate breakfast, while we ran, while I showered(!!), while we played, while we baked, she wanted to read it all the was...great! I never guessed she'd be that into it, we'd read the original "Wizard of Oz" two years ago, but it had a picture on every page, so we tried this one with only a sketche every few pages, and her little imagination was fully occupied, wanting to know what was going to happen next. Then, she decided she didn't need me to read her "Clifford" book to her tonight, because she could "do it herself"...she didn't do too badly, of course, she wasn't reading but memorizing, but she's on fire about learning to read now, which is fantastic! We're going to start on the "Magic Tree House" books we have on her shelf tomorrow and then move to "Junie B. Jones" and then back to the library. She can't wait...could hardly sleep over it, of course, that could be from the brownies we made just before bed, too...(also due to the book, because Mrs. Semicolon in the book was baking brownies, so she wanted to do the same.) I'm so excited to see her this into books! She didn't seem to realize that the books beyond the children's section were also full of stories, this has opened such a world for her! Yay!
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A new batch of off the press!


Friday, November 06, 2009

Arrggghhhh, Matey, give me all your candy!
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Mommy, how can I be sure Daddy won't eat my banana in the morning?

That should do it!

Poor Cinderella, hard at work before she can go to the ball...

but she finished on time.

And here's our Super Son!
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