Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Carson's first word!

Great Googily-Moogily! Carson said his first word! Was it one of affection? Yes. Was it "Mama" or "Dada"? No. No, it was something else near and dear to his heart: BOTTLE. "Ba-Ba" to be precise. He's understood the word for quite some time. We could ask him where his bottle was and he'd begin looking for it and smile. But yesterday was the first time he vocalized his admiration for the plastic container of "good stuff". He started carrying it around--all smiles--while repeating over and over "Ba-Ba, Ba-Ba"! Then he'd begin clapping because he knew Mommy was happy about this new development.

Now he is on the verge of saying "Ball". Like most little boys, he is fascinated with anything round and if he gets his hand on something of said shape, he is guaranteed to throw it, whether it's an orange, a hard golf ball, or a Christmas ornament. To him, it is round, therefore it is a ball. What else can it be? But back to his vocabulary breakthrough: now that he has mastered "Ba-Ba" we've been practicing and I think it's only a matter of time before it has evolved into "Ball". I can't wait for the months to arrive when babies seem to say a new word each day.

I do think it's interesting how children tend to lean towards certain consonants over and over in their beginning speech. With Halle, at first everything started with "G". Dog was GOG,, etc. Wyatt preferred "H". Dora was HORA, etc. If you have children, were they like that? Maybe Carson's first word begins with B simply because the true word does. But it will be interesting to see if he has a future of "B" words in the next year. Either way, I don't care. The minute I heard Carson communicate with me verbally for the first time, I knew he was a genius. And he received applause appropriate for the occasion.

Mr. Webster would be proud.


Josh and Kristen said...

I would love to help you with your blog. It's really a matter of someone telling you what they did. I probably wouldn't have thought the website simple if I hadn't first had help from Stephanie. I had so much fun. I would even do yours for you if you want. Hope to talk to you soon. Congrats on the first word!!!! That's so exciting. Can you believe that time is going so quickly? I can't. Love ya.

Annie said...

How exciting! It is so fun when they start talking!

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Hope Taft said...

Kristen--thanks for the offer! Brett's cousin, Annie
(thanks, Ann!)
gave me a website/blog that made it so easy! But I've got BADD ("Blog-A.D.D.") and can't let it go too long before I get the itch to change it. When I do I may just take you up on your offer and try one from the other website!

julie said...

hey hope, of course i remember you! we loved playing at your house. you use to eat ketchup on everything!! i especially remember with quesadilas. and you had that funny little wiener dog, gretchen. :) wow! 3 kids! it's amazing how time flies and things change. i love this whole blog universe.

Josh and Kristen said...

Your blog looks so cute! I really like it. You did a good job. Way to go! Love ya,

jeanette palmer said...

Hope, at least he is articulating something that is self-preservationist. He certainly has his priorities straight---hahaahha! I think that is cute - my kids didn't say mama or dada either - some weird thing like caker (craker). You have beautiful kids and I love your blog. Wish we could have seen you at Christmas - we will come visit soon. Love you all, cuzin jean

craftymandy said...

Love the blog , by the way. But way to go on the first word! That is so exciting. Not only does it mean that heis a genious, but so is his mom!!!

I have been meaning to tell you this..... So I have been working at the school doing testing, and there is a boy at Ashley Elem. named Wyatt Taft. Cool huh.

Ashlee said...

So fun I wish we were there to hear in person...just a few more words now and he'll pass jace up :)
Congrats on the loss ps.

The Hoopers said...

Congrats on your little talker! My kids seemed to say just about everything before they said mama. I love your blog!

Jen H. said...

How fun! It is so fun when kids start talking!

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