Saturday, July 25, 2009

Emily Surprises Me!

Today I was cleaning up after lunch in the kitchen. Derek had taken Emily upstairs for her nap. I didn't hear from them for awhile and I assumed Emily had gone to sleep. Derek called for me to come upstairs and said Emily wanted to read to me. She and Derek had read Brown Bear, Brown Bear together and she decided she wanted to read to me. Because I have not read that book to her in forever, I thought I would appease her and "listen" patiently...hence my smiling in the video (me thinking, this should be good:) To my complete and total surprise, she "read" the whole book to me. She has done this before with other books, only by memory, of course. But usually, she does it with books that we have been reading a lot and she NEVER lets us get it on video. She surprised us today!:) I had just been telling Derek earlier this morning that I was so proud of her, that I could tell she was really starting to want to read. She knows lots of words by sight and can sound out some of the letters to 3-4 letter words and can figure them out without help...so needless to say, she thinks she is a really big girl:) I am happy for her and sad all at the same time...very bittersweet. My baby girl is growing up and I couldn't be more proud of her! The funniest part of the video is her facial expressions, especially when I look at Derek to chuckle! She isn't lacking attitude and spunk, that's for sure. Anyway, for those with interest, we got her on video cracking us up!

4 comments:

Supabloggasuprememama said...

this is too precious. Aiden loves that book.

Too cute said...

Love this video

Kolby said...

I love to hear her little voice on here!! It's so sweet. She's getting so big and so is Timothy! You and Derek make precious children. I cant wait til Andrew and I can have some little babies. Hope things are going well in the Boro. We'll have to try to make a trip down there again.

Jennycavin said...

How many goats or camels do you require for Emily's dowry? I think we better start saving up so Sam will have a shot!

:)

-I'm pretty proud to have caused you to tear up, by the way-