When I'd pick Mia up after work all the other kids and the sitter would stand there waving and saying "bye bye" just hoping for some reciprocation. But all they would get was a blank stare. Until last week.
Finally she decided to wave back. Several of them had been blowing kisses at her, too. And all of a sudden she's picked that up as well. Sort of. It's her own variation. Most of the time, we get the back of the hand instead of the palm. But still... she's blowing kisses. And mommy loves it. It's the little things, right?
I took these videos on my I-Phone while we were at the park on Friday. I guess that's why they're so narrow. The only way I could get them to not be sideways was to upload them to U-tube. So they're not the best quality but I wanted to share this milestone moment.
Mia's first word is officially "bye-bye". But her second word surprised me. It's "duck".
One of our favorite books is about farm animals and the sounds they make. One of the animals in the book is a duck. So she'd heard me say it many times before. As we walked around the lake, I kept pointing out the ducks to her and she started repeating me.
Clear as a bell. She'd say "duck". You can hear it a couple times in the video if you listen hard...but of course, as soon as the camera came out she didn't want to say it anymore.
But Saturday morning it's all I heard. Duck. Duck. Duck. All morning long....