How could I have forgotten to mention this?
Last Sunday, driving home from church, Benjamin looked out his car window, and said, "Mommy, the letters on that car say 'TAXI'."
Our jaws dropped and we stared, first at Benjamin, then at the taxi.
We don't know whether he sounded out the word or recognized it from one of his books, but either way, we were very impressed!
This ranks right up there on the excitement meter with his first recognizable spoken word (which, for those who are keeping score at home, was "duck"... but not the animal. I was telling him to "duck" because we were driving to the airport and a plane was flying low overhead).