This evening, Wyatt and Oscar disappeared on us after dinner. I knew they'd gone to their bedroom, but things were strangely quiet. I debated whether or not I was going to go check on them because silence is not typically a good thing, but before I could make the decision, they came galloping down the hall to the living room. Oscar jumped into my lap and told me, "Wyatt was reading!"
I looked up to see my oldest carrying one of his new reading books with a big grin on his face. It turns out, the reason they were being so quiet in there was because Wyatt was reading his book to Oscar. Talk about melting my heart!
Wyatt told me, "This book is too easy. You need to buy some new ones." He does have some harder ones he isn't reading without help, but when he's done with them, he'll be getting his wish for sure.
As a side note, his harder books are all rated "1", too, but it seems there is no real level of easiness when it comes to these reading books, which is annoying. You have to read them to see if they are actually going to be within your kid's reach. This makes it hard to order them online, which we are mostly stuck doing.
Oh, and my kids really are that tan right now. They are kind of camouflaged into our couch in this pic. Their Spanish heritage is coming out with all this sunshine. Oscar's hair is another interesting result of living here. It was never this curly in Washington, but the humidity has turned it into this adorable mop. He hates having his hair cut, and lucky for him, I'm totally fine with this look.