Wednesday, September 20, 2006

SHE'S DOING IT!!!!

Claire is actually reading books all by herself!

Last year she managed to read a bit but over the summer she worked on it and last night she sat and read a long book out loud. Not just reading it either, she filled it with expression! It was so exciting for all of us!

9 comments:

Better Safe Than Sorry said...

i can remember when my kids first started to read on their own, it's weird to watch them sit there and suddenly read. mine were so used to me always reading with them, that they still needed me to sit right beside them, all snuggled up, to actually feel comfortable enough to go ahead and read by themselves.

Shelley said...

Awesome!!!! Garret loves to read too, this is so exciting for us and them!

Karen said...

What an exciting moment for all of you! Yay Claire!

Bumbling Bav said...

Is it not crazy that they just start reading... just crazy. It just shocked me when my oldest started and now middle child will start soon... and again it will blow me out of the water!

Go Claire go!

Jodi said...

I love when it just clicks for them. I have two first graders this year and both are learning to read. Cassie can speed right through most words already. It always amazes me.

david j. marsh said...

wow she is doing better then me I still need mom to help me. Alison do you think that claire could help me with my reading!!!

Tee said...

Congratulations! You should be so proud, Mama!

Jamie Dawn said...

Hooray for Claire!! What a smartie.
Reading will open up a new world of adventure to her. When Courtney was young, she devoured the Mandy series of books. Claire may like those as she gets older. They even put out a Mandy cookbook for girls. There's lots of fun ahead for Claire!
My favorite book when I was little was given to me by my dear Gramilo. It is The Secret Garden. I still love that book, and I've seen every film version of the book.

Michelle said...

Oh Congratulations!!!!! That is the most amazing feeling isn't it?! Give her a big hug from Georgia!!!