Saturday, June 04, 2011

letter to trinity: 71 months

Dear Trinity,

Well, its almost here. Your 6th birthday. I have these moments where it hits me, the length of time between now and the day you were born. They are melancholy moments. But I don't get too sad, because I have been lucky enough to be a part of your life all this time, and hopefully longer. So its all good.

As far as what's been taking place lately, you continue to impress everyone with your reading skills. You have been bringing books home from school, and they get more and more complicated to read, yet you seem to be having no trouble at all with them. Longer sentences, harder words, longer books as well. I suppose that you must be memorizing the words as you read them, but you have to make your way through them first. Both your Mom and I have been reading you a story each every night for years, and it so amazing to climb into bed and have you read to me. It makes me so proud.

Another thing you keep getting better at is your ability to count everything you encounter. I talked last time about how you have been counting, but I wanted to point out how you make a game of counting sometimes, when you see a series of numbers, when we play a game of cards, anything really. So you've got the reading started off well, you're working on the math. I'd say you're on the right track.

We went garage saleing! That can't be the right spelling, but it is the act of going to garage sales, looking at the stuff other people are looking to get rid of, and buying it for as little as possible. There was a neighborhood garage sale on our street and we went around and got you a load of stuff for a few dollars. Kind of goes in hand with the whole learning about counting business, as it relates to learning about money.

Anyway Rosie, that's about all I have for now. Next month, your first soccer game, details about your birthday, plans for the summer. I am very excited about all those things, and I hope to have some fun details to share with you.