Matthew has started to understand the basics of phonics. Mmmm.....iii...iii....llll....kkk. M-i-l-k. Milk! It's really fun to watch. I love all aspects of learning, but this one -- this one is super cool, dude. The whole world opens up. Last year, he had to write his name on all his Valentine's and it was a f-i-g-h-t (try that one with the silent letters, tough guy!). This year, he studiously wrote out 19 Valentines for his party next week, sounding out most of the names as he went. Awesome.