For quite some time he's communicated primarily through pointing and a few sign language signs, but about a week ago he said his first word (more or less): "ti-to," which for those of you who don't speak Sammy means tick-tock. We have a little KitKat clock with a tail that ticks and tocks. It fascinates him so much that it inspired him to speak. His crawling is lightening fast (the girls scooted on their bottoms so I am used to the slower versions of baby mobility), and he's pulling up now. I know it will be just a couple more months of true babyhood because once he's walking it's over. So bittersweet: great to see him developing and healthy, but sad that his baby days soon will be gone.
We had a little party for him at home. The girls enjoyed opening his two presents and playing with them; Sammy enjoyed playing with the wrapping paper. Dave and Jason, Paul's friends from England, were vacationing here and they got him a gigantic Winnie the Pooh balloon that he loved. Granny and Grandad in England sent an adorable card. It was a fun day. I am looking forward to the year to come.
Squishy seahorse friend.
Enjoying the Pooh balloon.
Just the guys: Dave, Jason, Sam and Paul.
We all went out to lunch to celebrate the gorgeous day. Here's Annabel on her best restaurant behavior. (My kids are still learning how to behave in restaurants because we rarely dine out.)