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Monday, June 21, 2010

Just like her dad...

On Saturday Rylie finished eating her peanut butter and jelly sandwich. She came into the living room so I asked "Did you wash your hands?" She replies with "I'm just going to wipe them on the couch, actually." I cracked up and told her to go wash her hands in the sink. I have no idea where she gets this stuff!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Cole can read!

Over the weekend Cole was sounding out a lot of words for me. I decided to take out the Hooked on Phonics program that we bought for him on sale over a year ago. We hadn't used it yet because it was for Kindergarten. Cole is a couple weeks away from turning 4 years old, and he is officially reading the books out of the program! The first two books I took out without doing the lessons with him first, and he could read them! I was absolutely blown away by this. It is so rare for a child this young to read, and for him to have picked it up on his own is so amazing. From now on I'll be doing daily phonics lessons with him. He's so excited and proud of himself for being able to read! We did videotape him doing his second lesson last night. Once again, he blew me away with how good he is at sounding out words. It brings me to tears thinking about my baby boy being old enough to read. Where has the time gone? It doesn't seem like it was 4 years ago that I was impatiently waiting to meet my baby boy. Now here we are doing grown up stuff like reading! I'll post the video when we get it onto youtube. :o)