The letter J is backwards in his name because that’s how he writes the letter J right now. The items on ‘to do’ list are actually on a ‘to do’ list that’s on my desk, though it’s a bit more buried under stuff than it is on this scrapbook page.

notebook frame: Web challenge 5/11/08 by Katie Pertiet
paper: Homemade Ledger paper pack by Katie Pertiet
labels: Journaling Spots and Strips by Lynn Grievson, Ad Freebie 2 Dec by Lynn Grievson, Simple Spots No. 1 by Katie Pertiet
notepaper, flower: Sass For Your Class by Jesse Edwards
brushes: Dripped Stains No. 1 by Anna Aspnes , Dripped Stains No. 3 by Anna Aspnes, Chalked Stamps by Katie Pertiet, Mama by Anna Aspnes
circle text path, dotted circle: Text Bytes No. 1 by Pattie Knox
torn edge: Kraft Torn Edges by Anna Aspnes
flair: Buttoned Up by Katie Pertiet, iDays Accents (Everyday Inspiration freebie 10-05-08) by Pattie Knox
fiber: Photo Wraps No. 18 by Katie Pertiet
mesh: Metal Sheets by Katie Pertiet
fonts: Arial, Jill (Fontgarden), Preschool (Scrapbook dot com)
action: Drop Shadow Style Collection by Katie Pertiet


You’ve been watching us play the Harry Potter video game on the PS3, and even played a bit yourself. But you told me you want to know more about the story - how Harry learned the spells, what he did in school, what the Snitch is - and asked if you could read the book. So, today we bought Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. We found it at Target, and you carefully carried it to the register, bubbling with joy.

You couldn’t wait to start reading it with me when we got home. We took our time and I explained things to you as we began to read it together. You enjoyed the 10 pages or so, though you wished it had more pictures. About half-way through the first chapter, you said we were done for the day and asked to read more tomorrow afternoon. You’re only 4 1/2 years old, and I wonder if it’s going to be too much for you. But, at 309 pages, it should take us a while to get through it. We’ll take turns reading page by page, and we’ll talk about what’s happening and how the characters feel. I’ll share my love of reading and of this story with you. And when we finish, I’ll ask you what you think we should read next.