7.07.2011

one x three

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dear hal, i thought you'd be walking by now but your ears have been slowing you down. you don't walk, but you do stand your own little self up and just stand there, like, "what?  no big deal." you are a strong and determined almost-toddler.

dear alice, two weeks ago you stopped saying "ed-oh" instead of "yellow" and i am still mourning it, a little.  just out nowhere one day, you quit. as if it just occurred to you, you told me, "i say ed-oh instead of yeww...  yeww-oww.  yewlooll.  yellow."  and that was that.  also? you have the cutest speaking voice i have ever heard come out of a human. everyone remarks on it. it's entirely precious and wonderful and i never ever want to forget it.  you are a little lady. you will be three next month. 

dear clark, you talk to everyone, everywhere we go. the pharmacist and the boy looking at the playmobil pirate ship you want and the refrigerator delivery people. the neighbors walking their dogs and the other people in line at the grocery store.  you do not have a timid bone in your body. you are all about people and action and imagination.  you had your half birthday on tuesday and we can see age five way up ahead there, in the distance.  let's walk the rest of the way, okay?

just so i remember one little thing about each of them from july of 2011.

15 comments:

  1. This is wonderful. We do need to remember... Michael is the same as Clark. He will talk the ear off any one who will stand still long enough and sometimes even if they won't (we've even wondered if we might have a little "stalker" on our hands).

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  2. Love this. My Eli has the cutest speaking voice that I have ever heard come out of a human, too. I will die when he loses it. (Like with your Alice, everyone remarks about his little munchkin-cartoon-character voice.)

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  3. Now I want to hear her little voice. This makes me want to email you a link to Lulu talking, because her voice could end wars, it's so cute.

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  4. Oh, I don't even have children and this tugged my heartstrings!

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  5. We were with friends of all boys yesterday and they just marveled at Ivy's voice- I had commented how she never stops talking but when I actually listen, yes, it's the sweetest thing.

    Steph

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  6. this is so unbelievably sweet. i need a recording of alice's voice, though. or we should skype like we keep saying we're going to do. xo

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  7. Such sweet memories to hold forever. I don't want to forget either...

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  8. Oh, I love this.
    I am working on my {milestones} post for my little guy who just turned four and it is so hard to recall all that as happened, or all of the amazing things he does.
    Such a good idea to take it month by month.
    I hope that you don't mind if I borrow your idea. :)

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  9. I hope Hal is feeling better!!

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  10. It's important to write these things down. I thought I'd never forget things about my kids, but I know I have.

    For a long time, Beatrix loved playing with my voice memo utility on my iPhone. She sang and talked. I CHERISH (yes, I screamed the word) those recordings. I wish I had audio files of all my kids talking when they were little.

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  11. Lovely. I keep meaning to write little letters to Fi, either on the blog or just on paper. So far it hasn't happened. Her brother on the other hand has two entire journals full and this blog. I'm becoming a slacker.
    Also, what's with our kids growing so fast? Sophia has started standing on her own. I thought she was about to walk the other day. She tried to shuffle forward, but then she grabbed onto something. Sigh.

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  12. I love that pre-walking, stable 'this is no big challenge' stand. So sweet and steady and keeps moms wondering when they'll just decide to take the first steps. we were just talking baby words the other day...

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  13. This is so incredibly sweet, Erin. Your babies are so precious :)

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  14. I was just thinking the same thing about my 4 1/2 year old today. She's going to be FIVE in September. Five. That seems entirely too old.

    Time passes by so quickly.

    stephanie@metropolitanmama.net

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