Just when we thought that our plate was full in life, God dished us up some dessert!


Friday, July 15, 2011


So, yesterday, Stas started copying all of the signs I was teaching him. Mom. Dad. Water. Milk. More. Eat. Yes. No. Drink. He even copied every silly movement I made. Kiss your arm. Kiss your finger. Kiss your foot. Poke you chin. Poke you nose.

He copied them! 

That is HUGE!

Today when I got him out of bed, I said, "Mama is here." And....

he signed "MOM"!!!!!!

All by himself :-)  Isn't that sweet?

Every now and then he will sign drink or eat or more on his own. That was all.

Now, look how he is copying the game-playing that the girls are doing with Ricky and him. 
And then, 
for the FINALE
just as the clip ends, he SAYS....

Watch and find out.

Don't miss it!!!!

Did you hear it?

He SAID "mama." 

All smiles here!


  1. Gretchen,

    Thank you so much for this post. It gives me hope that one day Julia will say "Mama" and "Dada" and show that she understands who we are. It is very encouraging. Yay, Stas!


  2. that is AWESOME!!!!!! So proud of you, buddy!!! So proud!

  3. Way to go Stas! His switch just flipped--what an exciting time you're entering into!!!