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Thursday, December 20, 2012


I've been wanting to do a "I need to write this down" post for a while. Recently I found a piece of paper where I'd jotted down the first 50 or so words and phrases Evan started saying around age two. And every now and then I go back to some of our video files and find something like this (click on image to open video file):

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This would be the answer to the question "has he always been loud?" Yes. Always.

The past few weeks it seems like someone in the house has had some sort of cold or sniffle of some sort. Evan has the achoos. That's what he calls sneezes. "Mommy why do I achoo all the time?"

It's usually followed by my favorite facial expression, the "it's a mystery!" face.

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This is more of an exaggeration of the expression, but I'll take it.

On the way to preschool yesterday, Evan said something so perfect when I so desperately needed it. Lately he's been obsessed with the Trans-Siberian Orchestra's Christmas Canon. The one where the kids sing in perfect soprano tones to Pachelbel's Canon in D. He started the song (because he can operate the iPhone better than me most days), but just a few seconds in he paused it. I asked him what was up and he said, "Mommy, I love you. I love you so much I can barely believe my eyes." Then just as quickly as he'd paused to say it, he started the song again and started singing. Sweetest sounds I've ever heard.


Heidi said...

Well, now I'm all teary here.

Jennifer said...

Cute mystery face-- certainly need a photo of that one-- you can't write that down in a list to remember :) I'm guilty of having "first phrase" lists too, which may or may not have found their way to my blog.

K. Jarczak said...

What a clever boy. I love how theatrical he seems!

Erica said...

oh, that's the sweetest story! Excuse me, there's something in my eye...s.

Anonymous said...

That expression, oh man, slays me. I get a lot of the "I love you so so so much!" It does make the heart swell.