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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

She's a keeper...

Emma and Ellie sharing a book.  

Emma-age 3, at the St. Louis Public Library downtown.

I love watching my kids grow and change and yet stay the same.  Lately I've been looking at Emma and thinking, when did she get to be such a big girl?  She reads in a week what I do in a month.  Oh, who am I kidding, she reads in a week more than I do in 6 months.  She's been an avid reader for as long as she could pick up a book.  Books in the car, the tub, her bed, at the table.  Last night, a dream came true for her, she met Mary Pope Osborne, author of the Magic Treehouse Series.  She told us she wanted to know "what inspired her".   When she shared that, I got choked up.  If you could have seen the sparkle in her eyes I think you'd understand. 

with Mary Pope Osborne

1 comment:

Grandpa...Bill said...

"what inspired her"... well it could be the stories she has read, or maybe her own adventures but I think it must surely be found in the look on the faces of her young readers, the look on Emma face!