Thursday, August 14, 2008

Thank You Dolly Parton!!

Each month the girls receive a book in the mail from Dolly Parton's Imagination Library. This program provides a new, age-appropriate, hardcover book every month to children from birth to age five at no cost to the family, regardless of income. All 95 Tennessee counties offer Dolly Parton's Imagination Library so sign your child up today! Here is the link: http://www.governorsfoundation.org/ and if you live in Shelby County: http://www.booksfrombirth.org/.
The girls love getting their books each month (and the fact that they're getting mail just for them is SUPER EXCITING). Brent has taught Ally to shout, "Thank you Dolly Parton!" each time she receives a book. It cracks me up!! Needless to say Dolly Parton is now a household name. When Ally sees her singing on TV she says, "There's Dolly! She sends me books in the mail!" And Ally will even mention Dolly in her bedtime prayers--"Thank you Jesus for Dolly and the books she sends me!" Amen. So thank you Dolly! You've certainly made an impact on my daughter's lives!

6 comments:

Jeanna said...

That is really hilarious!!! Thank you Dolly Parton :)...That was my comic relief for the night. I will never forget her ghostly apparition at Dollywood in a show called "Fire on the Mountain"! Tell Ally she can always thank Jesus for anyone...even Dolly!

John's Arts & Crafts said...

Great web site! cute kids, I did two year research on the ladybugs:
http://www.thebestladybughouse.com

Jill said...

I can almost see Dolly coming out from behind a curtain singing "He's Alive!" Thank you Dolly Parton! Now, if Brent would just teach Ally to sing that after she says "Thank you Dolly Parton," it would make my day. :)

Stephanie said...

We love those books also, Lauren's favorite is the one Ally is holding... we have read it every night for about 7 months! Our books have stopped coming now that D and L are 5... so now we are reading The Majic Tree House books!
Cute Cute Cute!

Diane said...

I think that is an awesome program. Neat books! "Thank you Dolly Parton!" :)

a wandering heart said...

We love our books from Dolly, too! Maybe if you guys come visit, Ally can shout "Thank You, Dolly!" out the window as we drive by her (gated/fenced) house. She used to get her nails done next door to my old office. (She still may, but I quit working there to stay home.) Seeing Dolly Parton at 9:30 a.m. was always a surprise; I never did get up the nerve to try to meet her. I figured the fact that they opened early for her meant she wanted privacy and normalcy.