I have been amazed at how Sophie has taken off in her reading. She reads to us every night from simple books. I've taught many kids to read, but it is so different when it is your own. There is such a sense of satisfaction seeing her recognize by sight words she used to have to sound out. If she can read, she'll be okay in life, right? My mom got her some magnetic letters and a board to put them on for Christmas. We were playing school yesterday and she wanted me to put some pictures on the board for her to try to spell out on her own during her rest time. When she got up I went in there to check and had to take a picture of her valiant effort. It looks like she may have her dad's spelling skills. She didn't get it from me, I was in the 4th grade Spelling Bee. She's only 4 so there is hope for her yet. I thought some of her spellings were pretty inventive!