I said in my last blog update that I would do a monthly report at the beginning of each month in regards to Katelyn's goal of reading the Book of Mormon before her 8th birthday. I've been a bit lazy about updating my blog this summer. But her it is finally. This is her reading chart as of 8/7/09. As you can from the first blog about it, she has made some wonderful progress. She loves to pick up her scriptures and read a chapter here and there throughout the day. The goal initially was 2 chapters a day, except for the Isaiah chapters where we didn't have to read the whole chapters...just certain verses or only the chapter heading....and those we read a 3 or 4 in one day. But now we are often reading 3-5 chapters a day. I'm sure we'll slow down to 1 chapter a day once school starts though.
As for her goal of learning the Articles of Faith. She has passed off 1, 2 and 3 already. She is currently working on #4 and I'm sure it'll take her a few weeks for that one as it's a long one. But she is plugging away each day to learn it.
Laura is making progress as well. We are 6 chapters away of reading the Book of Mormon Stories book the first time through. We are ahead in our reading schedule with her as well. Everytime Katelyn says "let's read a chapter mommy!", Laura comes running over "me first! me first!" and I read her a chapter as well.
I'm really proud of my girls and their excitement for the scriptures. Well Katelyn at least...some days Laura just digs those stubborn 3 yr old heels in and says "no way!" But she makes up for it the next day when she makes me read 3 chapters. LOL!