Friday, February 10, 2012


Last year when he came to visit he was just a blue-eyed baby who loved to snuggle, suck his thumb and twirl your hair.

This year he's a very busy toddler.
He still likes to suck his thumb and twirl his own hair but he has many other things to do also.

In just three days he has inspected every drawer and cupboard in Grandma's house that is within his reach, reinspecting as necessary.

He mauls the kitty who tolerates his examinations with patient yet cat-like indifference.

Evan talks a lot- in his own tongue without benefit of an interpreter. He especially likes to pontificate in a loud voice whenever anyone else is reading a book aloud for the benefit of others.

He can be even louder when he doesn't get what he demands.

He is bi-lingual. While speaking only his own language he understands English perfectly. We, on the other hand, can only guess what he is saying.

Shoot! The battery is running low. Need to charge it.

Excuse me guys, I need to take this call.

Dude! Yeah, I'm in town for two more weeks. We need to hang out.

Oh sorry, gotta go. The diaper's getting a bit ripe. Catchya later!


  1. Bahahaha. Very cute.

    I relate to the simultaneous, competing book interpretation. Our toddler-that-was did the same thing. She'd form expressive (and loud) sentences with no recognizable words.

    She can still "read" a book like that, splicing together one to three words at a time from other stories or things that have been on her mind. She doesn't have to stop to think. Now she's quite aware that it's a stream of nonsense and looks up with a twinkle in her eye for a reaction as she turns the page.

    Her favourite phone when she was Evan's age was the bell-shaped end of the bathroom light pull-cord (in England these are common due to the regulations on electricity and water). She'd stick it in her ear and start talking. I always thought that was funny because it recalls the very old phones that neither she nor I have ever actually laid eyes on. Now she uses a calculator, but I think she's texting.

  2. He's adorable. Your narration of the photos is fabulous.
    I'm determined to get Nora on video reading in her own language while I'm reading. The louder I get, the louder she gets. Makes for interesting school time.

  3. I love it!! I love it!!HA HA HA


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