Sunday, June 28, 2009

Baby Talk

Well, this week has been VERY busy- we had VBS! More on that to come...

But, I couldn't wait to blog a little about Carsten. He just turned 20 months today, and over the past few weeks, Bryan and I have been discussing his vocabulary, or, more precisely, his lack thereof. Now, experience has taught me that sometime between 18 months and 2 years, something clicks in their little minds, and they suddenly start talking. Still, Carsten has been relatively silent, and I was starting to get anxious to see some sort of progress.

Well, this week, the wheels started to turn. He's started repeating words and pointing things out. He's by no means reciting Shakespeare, but tonight, for example, when I asked him what he wanted he said, "Ba" and pointed to the ball. Major victory! He knows he can communicate! And he's very proud of himself. The other kids clap and cheer at his every effort- there's no lack of positive reinforcement here.

Anyway, we'll see how long it takes him to really make progress, but it's so cute to observe those first few attempts. In no time, we'll be wondering if he will ever STOP talking, and he'll be competing with his siblings for monologue time.

Monday, June 8, 2009

AWANA Derby Pictures

Here are the pictures of our kids at the Awana Derby, courtesy of our friend Tanya. (Yes, we managed to forget our camera...)