our magpie

our magpie

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

library love

yesterday was a beautiful day...one of those days where you truly appreciate the warm sun on your face and the blue sky with the cotton candy clouds spaced just perfectly... and i think you enjoy those kind of days that much more because you know the chill of winter is just around the corner. so after miss maggie's therapy when emme grace said 'can we pleeease go to the library today?!' i said okay. because i know it will not be that long before my girls aren't begging to go to the library. because the time goes by way too fast. it seems like just yesterday i took them for the first time..so tiny. emme grace was 2 and rayley beth was just one. and they loved to look at the books and play on the computers... i have a picture of miss rayley beth working that mouse at the age of 2....so cute! her hand looked so tiny, even on the child-size mouse! and our maggie loves the library just like her sisters. of course this time now that our girl is CRAWLING she just wanted to crawl down the aisles and touch all of the shapes on the carpet!! but i cannot wait to watch her grow and love books as much as her sisters.


miss emme grace




so me and my girls picked out our books and then headed outside the library to do homework and to read and to soak up the beautiful sun. we are so lucky to have an amazing library with a beautiful park with a waterfall to provide the perfect calming trickle and rock paths leading to moss covered benches and huge trees that provide that perfect shady spot to plop down and start your journey into the perfect book. i would have taken some pics inside the library but... i of course did not carry my camera in! but once i saw the way the sunlight was hitting my girls reading their books i of course had to drag everyone to the car to get the camera and then tell the girls....'okay, just as you were before we had to go to the car to get the camera!!' because i don't ever want to forget these moments.....






our baby girl was so content just playing in the crinkly leaves while her sisters were reading...

















and my heart was so happy when emme grace came running to me and the first three books she wanted to check out were on sign language...because she is such a good big sister and she and rayley beth work with miss maggie on signs all the time. our baby girl already uses 9 signs and it is the cutest thing! so emme grace was in the library reading the book of animal signs to miss maggie....our big girls love our maggie so much. it just makes my heart so full to watch my girls together in moments like these...



so a busy week ahead and our first buddy walk this saturday. we are very excited to walk for our magpie and all of the other sweet souls like her blessed with that magical chromosome :)

9 comments:

  1. Cute cute cute! See ya'll saturday =]

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  2. Oh how I miss reading my kiddos in my classroom. Especially Miss Lilly and her plastic purse!! I think I have that story (and the other mouse books by Henkes) about a hundred times to my girls at home. But as much as I love reading to them, there is nothing like reading a good book to captured audience of 15 kiddos. Thanks for reminding me of the good times and for capturing the beauty of life. LOVE YOUR PICS!! Good luck on your buddy walk. I know you will have a great time.

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  3. Where did you get the darling bow in Maggie's hair??
    Love these photos:)

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  4. I love the library <3 Ever since I was able to read, I would love reading..I still do. I can read a good sized chapter book an 1 1/2 days. I love these amazing pictures :) Good luck on your buddy walk! I can't wait to go on our first one :)

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  5. ok...you have me crying :) that doesn't take much these days though! love you!

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  6. patti--the birdie in miss maggie's hair is a company i found online called giddy-giddy.com...they have so many cute ones it was hard to pick!! we have the bird..watermelon slice...froggy...flowers...all too cute!

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  7. So sweet how your kiddos love each other and are loving books!!! What a great mama you are!!

    Please tell me the setting you use to get those great pics focusing on one thing, blurring the background! :) Sarah

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  8. Thanks for stopping by our blog. Your blog is beautiful, your girls are gorgeous! We love the library, too, and big sibs are the best! Their hearts just keep growing. Mine have become quite the advocates for Down syndrome. Your photos are also quite lovely.

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  9. thanks for the sweet words on my blog. i wrote you back a response to your photo quest.

    glad i stopped by...your three girls are so precious. you are so lucky. three girls...what a dream!

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