Memory

The photo challenge for week 9 was “memory.”  I went with two that mean a lot to me: Dune by Christian Dior and the white orchid.  Dune was given to me by a co-worker when I was about 21 years old and worked at a bank.  She was a french lady with the cutest french accent.  I visited her once at her lovely home and she gave me an advice I try to keep up with: Always make your bed because you don’t want your man to see it messy (something like that).  She also gave me her Dune perfume.  I told her I loved the scent and she offered it to me.  The orchard was from my last job.  I still miss that place and the people I worked with.

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Books

Last evening, I took Kida with me to Costco to pick up some photos I had printed and we ended up leaving with the Hunger Games Trilogy and a set of books for Kylie.  When we located the trilogy set (it took us a good 10 minutes), Kida screamed so loud, you could almost hear her echos throughout Costco.  She’s been wanting to read them since the beginning of this school year and had been waiting patiently for the first book in her classroom that is currently checked out by a classmate.

Kida loves to read these days.  She’s got books all over the house and always has a couple in her school back pack.  I don’t read to her anymore since she prefers to read on her own, to her sister, and to me.

She has a thing for vampires so vampire books were what got her to really read.  There was a time when she didn’t read very much but once she found a genre she was totally into, she couldn’t stop.

Kylie’s books:  This was the set I bought for her.  She enjoys books about nature and animals.

She also enjoys books about fairies so this variety packet was perfect for her.  She prefers shorter books with illustration so that she could point and talk about it.

One of her very favorites is this book, Flower Fairies Magical Secret Garden.  It’s beautifully illustrated and there’s a lot to read too…and….

…the illustrations pops up!

Another book she enjoys is, Little Rabbit Waits for the Moon.  I got it at an Office Max near us that closed earlier this year.

Since learning her sight words (about 20 words her Kindergarten class is required to learn before the end of the year), she likes to say them when I read her books to her.  There was once when three sight words were together and she was just so excited about it.

There was a time when Kylie wasn’t so into reading (me reading to her) either but thanks to Chick-fil-A with a book in their kids meal bag instead of a toy, Kylie has been one happy girl.  These two books were her favorites.

And, here’s the book she can read easily (and memorize):

I’ve had this book for a couple of years now (or close to).  At one point it was her favorite book.  She started out by listening, then saying a word or two, then reading a few pages on her own, and then eventually reading it all on her own.

She has lots of other books too: Disney princesses, Barbie, and a couple of chapter books.  They too are all over the house (I need a serious bookshelf and reading room!).

If you have any recommendations on books for kids, let me know.  Sometimes I struggle with finding good books for Kylie.