Since September Jonathan has been doing a great job learning his letters and the sounds they make. The other day we were walking to the park, and he pointed to a stop sign and said, "S-T-O-P, stop!" After we got home, I got to wondering if he actually knew this word or just associated it with the stop sign symbol. So I wrote the letters on a piece of paper and asked him what it said, and he said "S-T-O-P, stop!"
This probably seems like a very small achievement, but it was the first word (other than his name) that I ever heard Jonathan read.
Here's to many, many more.