Saturday, November 28, 2009

Out of the mouths of babes

Safely for Cora, she is still considered a babe in my book.  This morning, after I had just gotten out of bed, I noticed her studying me and she said "Hey, Chewbacca!  You're not Chewbacca, are you, Mommy?"  (I actually got a good laugh out of that one.  Now, If Geron had said that....)

And for the other special words of the day, Cohen, our babbler, is starting to make sense.  So far, he hasn't been quite the talker his sister was.  He babbles up a storm, but mostly things we don't understand.  He said his first word on his birthday and it was "Alligator".  I had wondered if he was having some hearing difficulty, but mom said something about his toy alligator and the next thing we heard was "Ali-ga-tor!"  I think he babbles in his own language so he can say whatever he wants to say about us without getting in trouble.  Or maybe he's figuring out some secret scientific formulas, or speaking Arabic.  Anyway, this morning, he had a toy he was trying to get the lid off of and working pretty hard at it.  He looked up at me, holding the toy up some and said "OPEN DIS!"  

One more story that makes a mommy really proud:  Last night, Cora was reading her book "The Stable that Bob Built".  Its a Veggie Tale story about the Nativity.  She and I have been reading it together at bedtime for the past few nights, but last night she was looking at it in the living room by herself.  I heard her pipe "Do not be afraid.  I bring you good news of great joy!"  (The passage goes on to say, and she is learning this part as well: It is for all the people.  Today in the city of David, a Savior has been born to you. He is Christ the Lord.)  Cora turned the page and read/spoke from memory "this is the stable that Bob built.  This is the cow that mooed in the stable that Bob built.  This the guy who don't know how to milk the cow in the stable that Bob built."  She somewhat had it.  

Anyway, seeing precious milestones achieved makes mommyhood special!