Monday, February 9, 2009

Sleigh Ride and Newfound Literacy

This weekend we took Alex for a sleigh ride at Smithvale Farms on Carling. It was very pleasant, the staff was friendly and accomodating.

We were the only people on the sleigh and Alex was a little uncertain at first but after awhile he got quite interested. He went to stand up beside the driver, fascinated by watching the horses. The driver even let him "drive" by holding the reins. Alex was very excited by that, jumping up and down and squealing. Fairly soon, he was singing, which we explained was a sign that he was enjoying himself. The driver said he was just grateful it wasn't "Jingle Bells." Alex was getting a little cold towards the end of the drive and wanted to cuddle with me. Which was a nice end to the day.

The other interesting point over the weekend was that Alex took some of his letters from his alphabet puzzles and spelled out "jump" and then had the toy frogs jumping up and down next to it. He's showing more and more signs that he recognizes written words. I think my little boy is learning to read.

All in all, a very good weekend.

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