Sunday, September 27, 2009


Madeleine is becoming quite the little reader. She has known all the letters and their sounds for a long time and she has been able to sound out small words, but it seems like recently the whole concept really clicked for her and she is reading like crazy! She still has days when she is too tired and impatient to try to learn new words, but I'm sure that is to be expected. Last weekend, Grandpa Paul taught her all the words in The Berenstain Bears and the Spooky Old Tree and she read the book all in one day. This is the first book Spencer read when he was her age.
I absolutely LOVE what Paul and Sandi have done with this book! First of all, they used this to teach the kids how to read, but then had the kids write their name in it the day they first learned it. And then saved the book so the grandkids could read it too!! How amazing is that?
Madeleine was just thrilled to be able to write her name in the book along with her aunt and uncles. I think Ian is hoping the book survives a few more years so he can put his name in it too.
Good job on all the reading Madeleine! We are so proud!!


Welcome to FarrSouth. . . said...

That is a VERY cool family tradition!

PS You know who said...

WOW Madeleine! Congratulations on being such a good reader.

Love, Grandma

Holly said...

Good job maddie!

Brielle said...

We love that book!

Christy said...

Wow. what a great tradition. I love seeing Spencer's name written in there just like how Madeleine wrote hers. I totally want to do that. Mind if I use your idea. And great job Madeleine!

Julie and Carlos said...

What an awesome family tradition!!!