Samuel's speech is really improving. I texted the planet when he said "Andrew" for the first time a couple of days ago.
So, with much begging and pleading, he let me capture it on camera! It took 3 takes!
At 30 months, he says :
Happy, apple, baby, Daddy, Mommy, ya-yee(Ziggy), bye (for bye AND I love you!), Deddi (Debbie), DEE (Wendy), wah-wah and eye rubbing when he hears a baby cry, he is also beginning to go through the alphabet and is especially good with the vowels.
For those of you that are aware of the speech issues my kids have had, you know this is a major deal. #1 didn't speak until he was 4 1/2 and then he is very hyper nasal. #2 is going to be done with speech after this school year. He is progressing nicely. Sam will probably be starting the pre-school program with the school district in the fall. They do a great job. #4 seems to be willing to say what Sam says. What has worked getting him to speak more is coaching Mak on saying things. Then he will say them for her and she will copy him.
We are all looking forward to this weekend when we get to hug our daughter, Wendy, and snuggle with she and James. It seems like forever! Andrew has asked a few times if she'll want to camp out with them in the front room. Wendy is an icon to her brothers. Her husband, Adam, has managed to wiggle his way into our hearts as well. We'll see him later in the week. Bring some earplugs, people, because the noise level at my house is rather intense!