Every first Thursday of the month at 2 p.m. we load up our Zkids and head to the local library for some fun.
Each month there is a different theme and this month it was Valentines Day. Everyone spread out on tables and made elaborate and not so elaborate Valentines keepsakes. We used all sorts of colored papers and tissue paper and stickers. They colored with markers and glitter glue and cut with those scissors that have fancy edges to them. During all of this we cocked our ears up as children came up in the middle or the front of the room to give their book reports. Zoi was the first one up to tell about her new book on Labradores. Later Zeke told about the Nancy Drew book that he was curently reading and then Zach got up later and told about the Science fiction book that he had recently read.
One boy even brought props to show what he had made after reading one of his books and let Zeke go home with the really cool, cardboard, sword that he had made. I wish I would have taken pictures to share with you. Maybe I will do that next month so you can get more of an idea of all of the fun that we have.
After we were finished I asked Zach to take his library card and check us all out some books while we helped to clean up the back room where we met to have the meeting. I was a bit worried that I would have to go after him because he sometimes starts to read the book that he wants to check out and gets in another world but he did a great job and we were out of there without an incident. Wow, this is a first! No terrible tantrum from a toddler and no scene from a disgruntled five year old. This was a great day indeed! Praise the Lord for small blessings.
On the way home we stopped by for a great run and play at the neighborhood park. The kids said it was the best time they had had at the park yet! It was so good so see the little ones running in the nice green grass. Thank God for the rain!
Here are some of those scissors that we would like to sell to you if you are looking for some: look no farther!
These Valentines cut outs are really nice if you are in the market for them as well.
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