Monday, May 02, 2011

letter to trinity: 70 months

Dear Trinity,

So what's new? This month I wanted to take a second to talk about how really proud I am of the speed and accuracy you are learning new skills, both at school and from your Mom and I. Lets start with:

You can read!! These 3 words will light the way for you for the rest of your life. You can read. You are careful and very hard on yourself when you don't know a word or struggle for more than a moment, but you are so impressive to listen to. You bring home some books from school and you have been reading them to us and loving the praise we are happy to give. You are great with word flashcards as well, rhyming them off as fast as I can flash them at you. I test you once in awhile when I am reading to you at night to see if you can help me with certain words, and you do. Its awesome.

Something else that you have been getting really great at is singing. You find a song that you like and you want to listen to it over and over again until you get every word. So far you've blown through most of Lady Gaga's hits, some Keisha, and the soundtrack from Barbie Fairy Secret.

A funny thing happened with you and watching movies this month. We've been trying to get you to watch Tangled for about 6 months now, and for some reason you just weren't into it, but one night we got you to agree to watch a few minutes of it. You've seen it about 42 times since then.

One last thing I wanted to talk about was how good you are at counting these days. You speed count your way from one to one hundred in under a minute, and you can count your way to about 50 by 2s, 5s and 10s.

Oh, and by the way, would you like to know what I find the cutest thing right now? For some reason, the way you pronounce the word anemone. It comes out of you something like amin-oh-knee. It came up when we were reading Finding Nemo, and I bring it up as often as I can now because it makes me giggle. Every time.

I love you Trin,