Monday, January 7, 2008

Sneakin' and Peekin'


Evan Peeks through the Blinds

Duncan has taken more interest in books lately. He liked them alright before, but now he goes over and picks out favorites. He'll back into either Justin's or my lap, and a lengthy storytime ensues. Some of Duncan's favorites were also Evan's favorites. It's fun to read these books again, but it's hard, too. In one book the line goes "hidin', seekin', sneakin', peekin'." Evan loved this. He'd peek around the corner, and say, "I'm sneakin' and peekin'!" He would "roar" and "gobble gobble" when appropriate during "Dinosaur Roar" by Paul and Henrietta Stickland. When asked which dinosaur mommy was, he pointed to Dinosaur Fat. Daddy was Dinosaur Slimy. When we read "How do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight" by Jane Yolen and Mark Teague, Evan took notice of what was going on in the background. The dinos are up to no good in each of the earlier pictures. Evan asked, "What happened to the rocking chair?" or "What happened to the bike?" when he saw the dinos wrecking their rooms in order to delay bedtime. My sister gave Evan "Henry Builds a Cabin" and "Henry Climbs a Mountain," by D.B Johnson when Evan was just a month old. These were definite faves. The Cabin book involves lots of tools and building, so that was very exciting. Just to mix things up a bit (and see if Evan was paying attention), I would combine the two stories into "Henry Climbs a Cabin" or "Henry Builds a Mountain." This was great fun, and we both giggled the whole time. I knew it was a hit, when he would request "Henry Climbs a Cabin" the next day.

1 comment:

sherrie said...

Ha! I can just see Evan putting his hands up and saying, "what happened?" with that cute, sly little smile!