My parents were in town for almost a week over the holidays, and once again, Christian had another language explosion. I am convinced it always happens when they are around. Christian is now consistently stringing 2-5 words together (coherently I might ad!). He's using many "I want" statements, and is totally amazing us. After a crazy wind-storm blew through our area yesterday, Christian looked out the window at one of our neighbor's yards, noticing that their large inflatable snowman fell down, and said "Uh-Oh Mommy, No-Man Pall-Down, OWWW!".
Does it get any better than that?
Christian's first hearing Christmas was absolutely amazing. I know a lot of it was his age, but knowing that my little boy could actually hear the sounds of the day made it even more special. Christmas morning he ran to the Christmas tree with a big "WOW!", and loved opening all of his presents. Everything was "Oh BOY!", and each present was greeted with a "OPEN PRESENT!".
Knowing this was our last Christmas as a family of 3 was a bit bittersweet. We're anxiously getting ready for our daughter's arrival, and quietly cherishing these last 26 days before she makes her grand entrance. We're so excited to meet her, but I also have been trying to make some special time with Christian. Chuck and I also have been able to have some time together as a couple (thanks Mom and Dad!), and even went to a movie when they were in town. We also celebrated New Years at a party with friends.
I'm working on a little video montage from Christmas, but in the meantime, here are some pics: