Sunday, December 13, 2009

Ruby Ann

Ruby is 4 years old and as sweet as ever, she just loves to learn and recently started asking daily to be taught to read. So we got out our favorite reading book and started on the lessons. Everyone was surprised to see just how much she already knows in her Pre-K classes at W.E.C. She has been known to tell the other children she'll write their names on their papers for them! She loves writing letters, although we still haven't perfected writing them all in the correct direction yet.

This fall we found out that she would be the only one in the youngest Awana class and they asked if we wanted to try her in with Stephen's "Sparks" group which normally starts at Kindergarten, so we said we'd give it a try. I had my doubts about being able to memorize some of those long verses, but I've been pleasantly surprised at how easy the verses are coming to her, tonight she repeated her verse, "Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life, no man cometh to the father but by me." She of course enjoys being with the older kids anyhow. Last year she kept trying to sneak out of her Pre-K classes at W.E.C. and go to where Stephen was with the 1st graders - she just wanted to be with him. So, now she gets to be with him at Awanas.

Ruby loves anything princess and had an absolutely awesome time when we were at Disney World. She dressed up in both her Cinderella and Snow White costumes to go to the park and had her picture taken with all the princesses we could find. Although going to Universal and Islands of Adventure weren't the most exciting for her, she was quite the trooper being "baby swapped" while we rode all those thrill rides. She is a very content, easy going child, a true precious gem.

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