The girls signed up for a reading program in our neighborhood for the month of July and faithfully read every day. Well, I should say, we read to them every day. It was good for me, I think, to be reminded to make reading to them a priority even in the summer. Winter, with so much time inside, seems to be our season of reading and it easily goes by the wayside in the warm summer outside days. But the girls did a good job, even reading while we were camping. Anna listened through "Little House in the Big Woods" and "Little House on the Prairie" and we're almost done with "Farmer Boy" now. She really likes them. It's fun to see both girls incorporating things they heard from the books into their play. They definitely earned the ice cream party they got to attend on Friday night for reading all month. They even got to design their own book at the party.