Nathaniel the reader

Nathaniel’s gotten into reading in recent weeks.  He’d been working his way through picture books all through the fall, but he’s now starting to settle in on his own with a book.  Since many of his up-early-and-busy activities involve either a lot of noise (pouring out the Legos at 6:30am on Saturday) or a sizable mess (an entire table covered in colored paper scraps and glue), this is a really nice addition.  The other day I joined him in the living room and just marveled that he was sitting on the couch, reading, and I was sitting in the chair, reading.  And there was peace and quiet and happiness.

He’s also picked up some of Katherine’s list-making habits:


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3 Responses to Nathaniel the reader

  1. Mother of the bride says:

    Cute haircut, mom! Our little guy is getting so big! Hugs to the ‘babies’ from the Iowa grans.

  2. Heidi says:

    Handwriting is large and legible! Takes after his father? 🙂

    • Erin says:

      Sydney’s handwriting is legible, but VERY small. I think both kids currently take after what their teachers are having them practice in school, which seems to be tall, skinny letters. Their handwriting looks a lot alike at the moment. Both boast about being able to make their letters small, since they know that one of the goals in the early grades is to distance the kids from oversized preschool writing.

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