We were eating lunch Thanksgiving day, and Ady spelled her name to show off for everyone. She has it down now and can spell A-D-Y-L-Y-N-N. She was very proud. However, Erin's sister had to prod and said, but can she spell it backwards?
She can't. Ady doesn't even understand what spelling her name backwards means. And the last name isn't there yet, but we are very proud that she can spell her first name without hesitation and clearly enough that the bank man could understand her when we opened a savings account for her on Saturday. That was a pretty cool experience. Ady told him her name and spelled the first name and told him our address. She's still working on the phone number.
Friday, Jonas came up to me and said, "Dad, I can spell my name backwards. S-A-O-N-J, no that's not it, S-A-N-O-J". Wow!!!! Are you kidding me? Nobody had asked him to do it, he just overheard the conversation and then set about getting it right in his head. Out of the blue he spelled it backwards. He was very proud of this new talent and showed it off to Grandma and Grandpa, and his mom when she came to pick him up on Sunday. It was awesome. I did try to get him to spell his last name backwards, but he hasn't got that one down yet. It gives us something to look forward too though.