I never know what the children will be wearing when they emerge from the downstairs toy room. I particularly loved Clover's outfit that day. I'm not sure which helpful sibling gets credit for the ensemble, but it was cute, cute, cute!
Miriam, playing and singing. She composes and writes her own lyrics. It is fun to listen to her. All the kids know the words to her songs, so there is a lot of singing along as people move throughout the house doing their own things.
And . . . more reading. Clover loves to read by the older kids and she especially loves it when one of them deigns to read to her--which happens with great frequency.
I love my library, but not as much as I love my kids, but I still love my library. Always and forever.
"The story is told that in ancient Rome a group of women were, with vanity, showing their jewels one to another. Among them was Cornelia, the mother of two boys. One of the women said to her, 'And where are your jewels?' To which Cornelia responded, pointing to her sons, 'These are my jewels.' They grew to be two of the most persuasive and effective reformers in Roman history. It is so obvious that the great good and the terrible evil in the world today are the sweet and the bitter fruits of the rearing of yesterday's children. As we train a new generation, so will the world be in a few years. If you are worried about the future, then look to the upbringing of your children." Gordan B. Hinckley, President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints