Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Go Alex!

Today was a day for celebrating at our house.  Alex read his very first book out loud to me today.  He read Go Dog Go - all 64 pages!  :)  I was so proud of him.  Reading has not come easy to him at all.  In fact he has really struggled and has lagged behind his peers.  He reverses his letters and he tries to read right to left.  He gets easily confused.  BUT... he has persevered.  He practices and practices and practices.  We had told him that when he read his first book out loud to us at home, we would make him a cake.  Today was cake baking day!  :)

I don't have a picture of the cake because the kids made it this afternoon while I was at work... and ate most of it by the time I got home.  LOL.

Other Alex news - he has a new found love of writing stories.  This weekend he decided he wanted to create recipes and type them up on the computer.  What???  He has never shown any interest in writing.  So. Super. Exciting!

Here is Recipe #1 (left just as he typed it):

Get a gram cracr piy crust and put sum ys crem in the gram cracr piy crust and then put it in the fresr.  wuns you thingc the ys crem is dun in the fresr put sum cande on it


CAN YOU READ IT?  CAN YOU TELL WHAT HE WANTED TO MAKE?

This is recipe #2:

Get sum ys crem and sum choclitchps and sum wip crem and scop the ys crem in to a bl and put wip crem on top of the ys crem and then put sum choclitchps on top the wip crem

So, what do you do once you create a recipe?  You make it of course!  :)





4 comments:

karina said...

Yum! His recipes sound delish to me! way to go Alex!

Anonymous said...

Yummy looking! Good thinking Alex!

Elizabee

Amanda said...

I LOVE this!! And I love how you are fostering and encouraging such creativity in your children... that is a HUGE gift you are giving them! (i need to do this more often!)

Blessings to you sweet friend-
Amanda

Sassy said...

I love it! Yay, Alex!