Sunday, June 27, 2010

Episode 21: Lulu and Her Lavender Lion

Click here to listen to: Lulu and Her Lavender Lion

Hi All,

Happy Summer everyone! We hope you are enjoying your trips to the beach, amusement parks, and running through sprinklers!  I know we are! We also wanted to fill you in on what is happening with the book Mr. Chris and I are writing.  We are happy to report we have finished a very rough draft of the first book and are getting ready to begin the editing process.  We are really excited about how the story and characters have turned out. 

As we dive into editing, we were hoping you could help us out! If you like what you hear at Night Light Stories, please go to iTunes and leave a review.  More positive reviews make it easier for others to find Night Light Stories in the iTunes store. Don't forget you can also find us on Twitter at nightlight08 and our Facebook Fan Page.  Stay tuned for more Night Light Stories, Lighting the Way With Words, and updates on the book. Thanks so much for your continued support!

In our story there are many juicy words that are fun to learn and say. Try to use some of these words in your vocabulary this week at home or in school.

gesture: the use of movement to express thought or emotion.
imprint: a mark made by pressure.
lair: a den or resting place of a wild animal.
luster: radiant or luminous brightness.

Try these activities to keep your imagination glowing after hearing the story.

1. Look around your house and find all the things that start with the letter "L".

2.  Create a lair for one, two, or all of your stuffed animals.

3.  As you listened to the story, did you hear any alliteration?  Alliteration is a literary device that repeats the same consonant sound at the beginning of two or more words in close succession. An example is the Mother Goose tongue-twister, "Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers …".  Listen to the story again and see how many examples of alliteration you can hear!

4. Many tongue-twisters use a combination of alliteration and rhyme. For example, She sells sea shells on the sea shore. Create your own silly and tricky tongue-twister.  Have a family member try to read it and see how far they can get!

After listening to the story, can you recall the details to answer these questions?

1. Where does Lulu first see her Lavender Lion?

2. Make a list of all the memories Lulu and her Lavender Lion recall.

3. What will Lulu lament the rest of her life if she does not do it?

4. How does Lavender Lion make Lulu feel throughout the story?

We want to send out bright birthday wishes to:

Auntie Kerry of Massachusetts
John D of Valencia Spain
Nana of New York
Meme of Massachusetts

We hope your day SPARKLED!

As always I look forward to the many stories we can share together.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010


There are a few ways to use this word.  Captain Jack Sparrow used it to clarify you understood who he was such as , "I am Captain Jack Sparrow, savvy?"  However, we are using it to describe the girl's expertise with the iPod Touch.  With what type of things are you savvy?  Send us your visual definition for savvy to or feel free to post it on the 
As always, we look forward to the many words we can share together, savvy?

Saturday, June 19, 2010


This is Mr. Chris, Daddy of the 
Night Light Stories household. 
Wait a minute...

This is more like it.

I would like to take this opportunity to
 share some of Mr. Chris' talents with you.

He is the co-author to 

He is the host of the award winning podcast, The A.T.TIPSCAST
He is also the co-creator 
of the Night Light Stories podcast,
 as well as my favorite story and sound editor.

He can build a race track that even 
impresses the toy cars!

His most amazing talent though, is being "DADDY".

He takes his job very seriously.

All his hard work is really appreciated.

He chooses the best company 
to spend his time with!

Even though there are some hazards to this job,

it has helped him learn to 
always keep one eye open.

He always brings the kids to new heights.

He makes the most of every moment.

He inspires great things!

Rock on Mr. Chris! 

You keep our house turning in such a 
positive and fun direction!  

 Happy Father's Day! 

As always we look forward to the many memories we can share together.

Thursday, June 17, 2010


My father has been a positive role model in my life for many reasons.  He is one of the hardest working people I know.  He never gives up when there is a problem he needs to solve.  He is passionate about what he does in life and takes pride in his work. His generosity is out of this world. He will give you the shirt off his back, then buy you another one, just so you can have an extra.  He takes an enormous amount of pride in his children and cheers on all our successes.  I watched all of this growing up and I know I got a lot of his strength, passion, and work ethic.  When I became a parent for the first time, he told me I changed in front of his eyes.  I became someone's role model, but I felt prepared, because of you Dad. I dedicate this Lighting the Way With Words to my Dad.  Thank you for all you do, I love you with all of my heart!

If you have an awesome role model, send us a picture to or post it on our Facebook Fan Page.
As always, we look forward to the many words we can share together!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010


What type of quota have you met lately? Send us your visual definition for quota to or feel free to post it on the 
As always, we look forward to the many words we can share together.