Well, it's official: Jakob is reading! At school they take turns bringing different books home to read, and he just finished his third or so set. One of the sets of books had a really funny story in it, called "Jam and Ham". It's about a cat named Al that eats jam and ham, and then gets really fat. Then Al is sad that he's fat, so he runs a lot on a treadmill and gets thin again, and then he's happy. Jakob and I both thought it was hilarious.
Jakob loves that he can read, and he tries to sound words out to write as well. For instance, he tried writing my name, and wrote "Nadle" (for Natalie), which actually I thought was pretty good. He also tried to write "funk", and I don't think I need to tell you what he actually ended up writing.
Here's a video of him reading to Brock. Sorry it's kind of quiet-I should have stood closer to him.