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Walter’s Words

31 Dec


There was a great long time that I was worried about Walter’s words. I knew they were in there, but I was worried about when they would come out. He had reached two without really saying much. And I’m thankful for those of you who were supportive of him and me and said, “Don’t worry. He’s going to talk.” Because he sure did! And we love it! He’s gone from zero to sixty in the blink of an eye, and it’s kind of unbelievable to witness.

Some of my favorite things:

“Mama, come play!”

“Help mama help”

“Pwease mama pwease”

He walked in to the kitchen one morning saying “Purple da-da-do” over and over again and I was confused until he held out a purple “W” letter magnet.

“Quesada” is quesadilla.

“Oopsala” which he learned from his German aunt and cousin.

“Alright that’s enough”

“Oh no, what happened?”

I sneezed this morning and my polite son said “Bless you”

Walter’s Christmas present to me (besides letting us sleep in til 9:30 during vacation) was at a family dinner. It was loud and he was saying something repeatedly. I leaned in and asked him what it was that he was saying. He said, “I love you mama” unprompted for the first time! There really isn’t anything better than that, or him.

I hope your New Year looks as bright with new possibilities as mine does.


Preschool Portrait

29 Oct

Every day with a toddler that is exploding with new abilities and language is amazing. Today was no exception (and it’s still before noon!).

This morning Walter spoke his first long sentence (that I could understand):

“No mama, this is mine.”

Uh oh. I think I’m going to be in trouble for the next year — or more.

And we got his first school portrait back. There were two poses, neither of which were super flattering, but at least he was sitting still. The one I bought was the goofy one. The other one he looks so serious and unhappy I couldn’t bring myself to spend the extra $22 on it.

I love this boy!!!