THE SEVENTH DIAMOND

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Family Reading Time

Every night at 7pm the television in our house is turned off for family reading/homework time. If the boys have homework, that's the time to start it and if they don't, then they can read a book. Last night Tyler didn't have any homework because they are taking Meap tests. So, he read for an hour to Eli. I think you can see by the look on Eli's face how much this meant to him. When they were done, Eli told me he was very proud of Tyler :)

25 comments:

Kim Kenward said...

I love this sweet picture. Family reading time is soooo important in our house too. Even Josie grabs a book now.

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

TOOO CUTE...
Have a Great Day..

amy said...

boy when I get my LynnMarie, Im going to have a lot of questions for you

Mommy Spice said...

Ahhhh, what a sweet big brother. Reading time is a very important thing over here too. When S.G. is finished with her homework, we crawl in to bed and read "for fun." We just finished reading The Candy Corn Contest, one I read to my second graders every year.

Patricia/NYC said...

Ahhh...brotherly love at it's finest!! What a special time for both boys!

Colleen said...

what a sweet and precious picture!!!!

Kayce said...

What a great big brother! Cute picture too. :)

LaLa said...

So cute....look at that grin : )

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Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

What a great big smile...so sweet!!

Enjoy your day!

Lisa

Christy said...

No way!! At 7pm TV off? Oh I only wish!! I would love to implement a family reading time but we just never have the time. I swear from the time the boys walk trhough the door after school it is like we run!! First homework then on somdays a sport practice then a little bit of ourdoor play while I am getting dinner ready and then Hubby gets home and we have dinner then baths and then a little bit of down time and then bed. Until the kids are in bed I dont get a chance to take a breath. I would so welcome a family reading down time!!

Christy :)

kerri said...

Times to be treasured..
I love the big smiles, these memories will last a lifetime...

Gail said...

Great pic of your handsome guys. :)

jennifer said...

Gotta love those "brotherly love" moments. What a sweet picture. You can show it to them when they start fighting to prove that they DO love each other!! lol...

Somewhere In The Sun said...

That is just the sweetest act of brotherly love! My boys read every night at 8:00. I think it is so important.

~Lynn

Kelly and Todd said...

Family reading hour - what an excellent idea!! I can't wait until our daughter is home and we can start a similar tradition in our home. I also want to have a family game night and can't wait to break out Candy Land and all of the other fun games I used to play when I was little.

-- kelly :-)

PS - I love your new header!

Shawnstribe said...

AWWWWW!!!!
Bless their sweet hearts!!!
a beautiful end to a day, and the comment at the end, can only point to one thing....his Momma is an encourager!!!!!
beautiful
xxx
s

Gracie said...

How sweet!!! I love the picture!!!

OH MY #6 said...

how sweet.

Lea
xo

Tina said...

so precious! I love the idea of reading time, that's great-
Tina

Michelle said...

What a great idea. We do a lot of reading at our house too. We try not to turn our t.v. on much at all, although DH has difficulty with that one in the evenings! I finally have a pic up on the blog of my little one wearing the cute shirt you sent.

Hope all is well,I am praying for your family.

Ashley Winters said...

We have family reading time too. Since my girls are still so young, I read to them, but they love it. By the way, I love your Halloween theme. It's cool!

Christine said...

WHat a sweet picture. In our home, we start homework right after school so they don't dread homework later and never procrastinate so that they could stay up past their bedtime. :).

Noemi said...

I just love that picture! We also have reading time at our house. It is usually around 7:30 pm after homework is done.

I am an avid reader and it is important for me that my boys read too.

3 Peanuts said...

How sweet that Tyler read to Eli! I love when they are sweet all on their own! I am having trouble getting your blog open lately. it crashes my computer every time and I need to re-launch. I wonder if anyone else is experiencing this...

Kim