Sunday, May 17, 2009

random happenings

These are just random happenings from last week that I loved.

We finally got a rocking horse....kinda....Its a rocking moose. =) Stella gave it to Penny and she loves it! No more riding books, cards and toys.
Dominic has turned into quite the bookworm. Of course, I have to bribe him with Bakugan...BUUuuuuuuuuuUUT...I'm okay with that. =) He has to read a whole chapter book (around 50-90 pages) and re-tell it to me in order to get one. He has struggled with reading comprehension a little bit so this has helped take away some of the frustration because he gets something he loves in the end. It usually takes him a good hour or two to read a book this length. (I buy the bakugan in packs of 6 to decrease my cost per Bakugan but only let him earn them one at a time)



I've actually struggled with Bakugan. He loves them but they are expensive. The cheapest I can get them is $3.75 each (if I buy them in packs of 6) and about 1 in 8 that we buy malfunctions and won't close properly. We've mailed some back and had them send new ones...but its just annoying.

3 comments:

LeMira said...

I don't even know what Bakugan is. . .but if you can get him to read, great! Also, Penny is too cute.

Nicole Barona said...

I'm so down with the bribery. :) Penny is adorable on her moose. Her mom is Alaskan, so it seems fitting.

The Shawcrofts said...

I think that is a pretty good idea about the Bakugan. Emma would mix up 'the' and 'a' so I paid her one cent for every one she got right. She hardly mixed them up after that.