Sunday, June 15, 2008


Ralphie is growing up so fast I can hardly believe it! Last night daddy was feeding him some ice cream when he made the sign for "more"! I read about babies signing all the time. I occasionally use signs when I feed him, or when we see frogs or fish. Part of me wondered if I was wasting my time, so I haven't worked with him a lot. Plus I always seem to have something in my hands, which makes it difficult to sign. This is cool, we will have to keep this up!

Ralphie also said his first word this week! Thursday night I set him down in the family room with daddy and then I left the room. Ralphie started shouting "MAAAAAAAA" over and over. I wondered what was going on, so I came back into the room and he stopped yelling. Daddy and I just looked at each other like, did you hear that? I left the room again. Ralphie started yelling "MAAAAAA" again! So, it is now official, Ralphie says Ma. I'll take that!

Today Ralphie sat in a highchair at a restaurant for the first time. I know, what on earth were we thinking? Only a little over a week until his surgery and we take him out to an enclosed public place. Insane. But, he did great! He ate some new foods like mandarin oranges and jello and left a huge mess behind. He's come a very long way.

Ralphie's great-grandma's birthday is today. Isn't she beautiful?

Then. And now.