April 21st, 2009

Zoo Family

Snips and Snails....

Carl stood unsupported today! WooHoo! That's my Baby! And... Oh god, no!  Not two of them mobile!

I would like to relay a story about Otto.  First, though: Otto is just about two years old, and his vocabulary is expanding exponentially.  I mean, it's CRAZY how many words he's learning - and FAST! He knows all kinds of words I didn't teach him (pink, nasty, dirty), and words I didn't mean to teach him (dude, shut up).  He doesn't speak perfectly clearly, but you can usually get what he's saying from context.

So we were at the pediatrician's office (very nice, huge aquarium in the middle of the waiting room), and Otto looks toward the aquarium and says at the top of his precious, sweet little voice, "FUUUUUUUUK!!!"  There was half a second of silence while all eyes, adult and child alike turned to stare at him while my heart rapidly sunk to the soles of my feet.  I was just inhaling to say...I dunno...something...I hadn't decided, when Otto runs toward the closest corner of the aquarium, where there is a big FROG, and says, "FRUUUKKGG, WRIB-BIT! WRIB-BIT!!" Ah...that explains that.

I did not teach him "frog", either.