Thursday, May 14, 2009

do i have to spell it out??

before my first child was born i used to read to her, sing the times tables to her and all the other crazy things first time mothers do. i would religiously read to her and have great photos of her at 3 months of age sitting on my lap and reaching for the pages. i dreamt of the day she would read herself and be interested in books. those days are here and yesterday she chose a book from the library that was more than a picture book. then the second child came along and she has proven to have even more knowledge of the english language and is learning to read at break neck speed. and the baby isn't far behind, i swear she had the best vocabulary of any almost 3 year old i have come across.
the problem with all of this is that now they can spell too... so gone are the days of mister moo and i being able to spell things out like 'what are you having for S W E E T S when the children go to bed' or ' i am just ducking out to the S H O P S'. i guess i will just have to G R I N and B E A R it :)
onto more exciting news, look at the lovely giveaway i won!
miss vanessa knows how to excite a girl!
her art is just positively divine!
if you haven't visited her blog, a fanciful twist ,follow my link into a whimsical, fantasy land where there is no evil only great great things!
i won an oh so sweet coffee filter wristlet!
the card is already in my cigar box and the wristlet is being displayed on my crafting shelf. she has instructions on how to makes these sweet accessories on her blog.
oh i am so lucky, now all i have to do is win the lotto so i never have to work again.
thanks vanessa you are sucha doll!


Maria-Thérèse said...

oooh congrats!!! Are your children feeling better now?

Becky said...

Congrats,that is lovely artwork.Im heading on over thanks for the link.

A Bite of Country Cupcakes said...

Honey your luck has been amazing!
I am sure lotta is waiting,Just waiting around the corner...
I love that their are still kids out there who love books.
My three punks do too...But I think they are a rare breed.
It is the best eh?

Linda Lilly Cottage said...

Hahahaha that made me laugh...don't you hate that! Tim and I have become expert at the game know when you have to get people to say a word without using any of the keywords you would normally instead of saying would say....the convenience at which our bank balance disappears regularly to maintain the know..or like my Mum and Dad would say, gone to see a man about a dog....I always thought we were getting a puppy!
Kiss Noises Linda

Kimberly said...

I loved being about to figure out what my parents were spelling...and I really loved knowing what was going on when they were spelling things in front of my little brother.

A love of reading is one of the best gifts my parents ever gave me...your girls are so blessed to have you!

Congrats on your lovely winnings!

babalisme said...

I love opening presents! I love seeing other people do it! Thank you for sharing such beautiful presents here!

Kerryanne English said...

Aahh.. they grow up quickly Rosey. Mine are well past that stage - now they speak in teenager slang that I haven't a hope of understanding. LOL
Lucky you with all your gifties.
Hugs ~ Kerryanne

bekimarie said...

I did it, YAY, I can do a link.
Thank you so much hunni, watch this space 'hehe'!
Big ((hugs))
Beki xxx

a fanciful twist said...

PLay the lotto!! Your luck is like, plink, plink, vroooom plink ;) ;)

I am sooo glad you liked it!! xoxo