all by himself, albeit with me coaching the sounding out a bit on the last word since he wanted to make /p/ be /pah/ and /hop-pah/ wasn't a word he recognized.
Mat is the hardest word on that list, btw. In this house, it only shows up in controlled-phonics books. It's much harder to decode/read a word you don't commonly use or hear. Well, duh. Okay, I'll shut up. But jeez louise it's cool to see the little face light up as he breaks the code.