Okay, I still can't upload pictures, so I think I am going to make a switch very soon. As soon as I can talk to Scott and figure out how to do that ;)
But, just wanted to say that I have had much encouragement since I last posted.
One, I drilled my friend this past week who used to teach first grade, just to get a realistic picture of what a kindergarten reading level even is exactly, and I am feeling much, much better about where we are. Plus, Ada has been doing much better about taking the time to sound out the words rather than throw out a guess once she reads the first two letters. Or even just the first letter. I have emphasized looking at each letter, using our finger to point to each letter, and I already see progress. Yay!!
And then tonight, because we were all climbing the walls after days of being cooped up inside, we went to Shane's (a barbecue place). Scott asked Ada to hand him the bottle of "spicy" barbecue sauce, and she was easily able to pick out the one labeled spicy, and then on her own read the labels "hot" and "mustard," so I was really excited about that, and I made a big deal about it, since she was taking initiative to read on her own. I feel encouraged, and yesterday, when I was feeling discouraged about nearly every area of my life, Scott and I both prayed that God would provide some very specific encouragement, and he did. He has. He is.
That's all. Just wanted to report ;)