Ah, the end to another enjoyable weekend. Aside from Kaylor having an ear infection, caused by her lingering cough & sinus cold…
Something I’ve been meaning to post about.. Kaylor is beginning to read! I can’t even begin to explain how proud I am of her. She knows around 25 “sight” or “snap” words now! (i.e. the, is, if, for, look, she, he, etc.) It’s amazing how quickly she is able to memorize the word by visualization. She’s also learning to pronounce words that she doesn’t know, just by simple phonics. We read together almost every night, and I point to the words as we read, and let her read the ones that she knows. The thing that most excites me that she’s enjoying learning to read, is that I hope she continues to have a love for it. I always have a book or two that I’m currently reading, and love the “escape” of enjoying a good novel. Books are a definite hobby that I hope to share w/ her throughout her life.
Busy, busy today… Did LOTS of baking and making goodies! I spent a good 80% of the day in the kitchen.. aside from going to church this morning, and running to pick up a few final gifts. Kaylor helped me make chocolate dipped pretzels.. She enjoyed being able to get her hands right in and help me. I also made fudge a few days ago, and it was good, but not the fluffy fudge I’ve been craving. So, I tried that today. It’s the “fantasy fudge” (I think that’s what it’s called) on the back of the marshmallow fluff jar. I was going to double the recipe, but turns out, it already makes 3 lbs! Ha! That’s a LOT of darn fudge… Anyhow, it turned out pretty good. I think I used just a tad bit too much vanilla, as it’s a bit more moist that I had intended. But all in all the flavor is great.. I’m taking two containers of goodies to work tomorrow. I’m sure it won’t take long to vanish!
Speaking of reading, I’m off to grab my book and hit the sack.. A girl needs her beauty sleep! =)