Saturday, October 24, 2009

Read-A-Thon Check-In #2

Well, it's been a while!! Things have been a little bumpy with a crabby daughter and hyper son this afternoon!! I just keep thinking, where did the time go?!? Thankfully, it's almost bedtime and that is where I'm hoping my reading will be taking off! I tend to be a night owl, so let's see how I do tonight!!

Joystory is doing a little mini-challenge, and I just have to participate in this one! Afterall, it coincides with what I was already planning on posting. Since I have had the kids all day, I've been having them participate with me and we are growing our very own reading tree. I posted a beginning picture that we made last night in preparation for today. I have not posted an update since, so here is the latest . Each leaf represents a book that was read either silently or out loud today. The smaller leaves (or should I say leaf!) are for the smaller child. At this time, my son has finished 8 and is currently upstairs listening to another while his Daddy cooks dinner. There will be more to come and I will post their final numbers soon. We will read at least a couple more before bedtime. My son really wants his prize of white popcorn (that recipe is coming soon too)!!

I like to think that we are growing more than a reading tree around here! We are growing readers!!! Now, for our latest numbers . . .

Tif's Progress Report

Time Spent Reading: 2 hours 28 minutes
Pages Read: 105 pages
Blog Posts Written: 6 (3 read-a-thon, 2 reviews, 1 wish list)
Stories Completed: 1

Kid's Progress Report

Books Read: 8
Leafs Complete: 8

That's it!! Now, I'm off to spend some time with the hubby and kids before settling in for some more action during my peak hours!!


  1. Looks like you're doing great so far! Good luck in the rest of the read-a-thon!

  2. way to grow em!! love that tree concept.

    thank you for engaging your children in love of reading. You are gifting them with the gift that keeps on giving.

    thanx for participating

    read for joy

  3. 8 books so far? Not bad! I know I'll get more reading done after the kids go to bed. Enjoy the rest of the readathon!

  4. Woe looks to me like you are doing very well! :) Have fun!

  5. Jen . . . Thank you!! The kids did especially great!!

    Joy Renee . . . Thanks!! And, thanks for hosting your awesome giveaway!!

    Valerie . . . I was hoping to get more reading done after the kids went to bed, but unfortunately, one of them decided not to sleep. I got a little bit more in though!

    Sheila . . . We had a blast! Thanks for the cheers!


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