You know how much I love reading! I'm so glad that I have instilled that in pretty much all of my children. It hasn't always been easy. Some of them have really struggled, but eventually they all get to the point where they just can't put a good book down.
We haven't had as much time to read this summer as we wanted to. June was dedicated to Prima Donna's Gold Project, July was vacation, swimming lessons, and holidays. It's just been busy! But we did manage to squeeze in enough pages to cash in on some of the free summer reading programs here in the Salt Lake Valley.
So for FHE we piled the kids into the van and headed to our local library. The kids were excited to receive free coupons and then be allowed into the exclusive "choose a book for free!" area. It took them a good 20 minutes to make a decision and I finally had to threaten Scout with choosing a book for her if she didn't hurry up.
We finally left the library and drove a few miles to the closest Barnes & Noble. They required the kids to read 8 books each and then they were allowed to choose a free one from selected books. That made it a little easier since there were only about 20 choices and with 7 kids choosing, we got to take home about half the titles.
They were all super excited to get started reading, and it was difficult to get them to all pose together for you. I actually had to threaten to take all the new books away...
So glad my kids love to read!