The Caskey Family

Elijah “reads” to Mimi
August 12, 2008, 4:03 pm
Filed under: Elijah, Merry

This morning in the stroller on the way home from the park, Elijah starts “reading” the water bottle to Merry sitting next to him. He follows the rows of words on the label and says, “This says, Dad-dy loves Mer-ry (slowly like he’s sounding the words out!) Daddy loves Elijah. Mommy loves Dadda. He ride on airplane to Iraq for work.”

This is the first time he pretended to be reading words (this is the next step for him in learning to read), following them with his finger like I do. It was the most precious memory made . . . what a great “first read” with phenomenal content! Who knew you could get that off a water bottle label?

Grapes or Grace?
August 12, 2008, 1:45 pm
Filed under: Elijah

Yesterday at the sprinkler park, Elijah was having a difficult time obeying, so after several warnings and “time to think” sitting on the side, I told him “I’ve shown you lots of grace and given you many chances to choose to obey, but now we have to go home and be disciplined, because you keep disobeying Mommy.” We start getting ready to go and he looks up and me and says, “I want some grapes now.” Try to explain the difference between grace and grapes to a 3 year old!