Two Proud Moments

Photo of Auntie M learning sign language from Big Sister.

Our Auntie M visited this past weekend. She has almost total vision loss, but that didn't stop her from feeling Big Sister's hands to learn how to sign the alphabet and numbers. Here she's learning the number eight. Big Sister has rapidly picked up sign language from a series of DVDs her little brother is watching so that his speech impairment isn't quite so frustrating.

Photo of Little Brother sitting next to his potty. A fleck of poop is visible inside.

Our 27-month-old son is progressing in his potty training. Here is his triumphant first poop, er, I mean speck. His face has been scrambled to lessen his inevitable high school hazing over this photo.

Photo of Little Brother sitting in his push car in the back yard. He is sitting sideways with his head out one window and his feet out the other.

Or is this the photo that causes the hazing?


5 Responses to “Two Proud Moments”

  1. Kara says:

    The photo of Auntie M and Big S is adorable. She is actually signing the number 8, not 7.

    The photos of your son cracked me up. He is adorable. I am soooo glad the internet wasn’t around while I was potty training.

    June 28th, 2010 at 6:50 pm

  2. Jennifer says:

    That is one teeny, tiny poo! Congratulations!

    I loved signing with my kids so much that now that they’re older, I’m taking grown-up ASL – and it’s definitely helping me become more expressive, even without a speech delay.

    It’s amazing how much you can communicate without “talking” at all. Your face, arms, your whole body… what a gift for a little one whose tongue may not be as nimble as those of the folks around him.

    June 28th, 2010 at 6:52 pm

  3. AJ says:

    Kara, ahh, my error. I’ve corrected it above. My daughter is better at sign than I am. Using my hand, I incorrectly showed her the sign I thought I saw in the photo, and she correctly told me what I was showing her was seven.

    June 28th, 2010 at 7:05 pm

  4. Penguinmommy says:

    I was amazed at how useful ASL is in daycare classrooms and with very young children in general. Being able to communicate is oh-so-powerful!

    As a child, however, it stank that my mother could tell me it was “time to go right now!” from the other side of the gym ;)

    June 28th, 2010 at 7:12 pm

  5. My Boaz's Ruth says:

    We’ve got that potty too! Love it!

    June 29th, 2010 at 7:20 am

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