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Emmett Says 'Mamma!'

Posted by Pamela Vaughan

Nov 17, 2010 12:47:00 PM

mammaIt's official, and there's no disputing it this time: Emmett has totally made me the happiest mom ever, saying 'mamma' for the first time while we were sitting on the couch last Friday night watching TV.

Okay -- so I may have prompted him to

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Topics: Milestones, Firsts

Emmett's Favorite Playground Activity

Posted by Pamela Vaughan

Nov 10, 2010 9:35:00 AM

The slide! Last weekend, Emmett's 1-year-old cousin Ben and his family stopped by for an afternoon visit, so we headed to the playground, where Em expressed his undying love for the slide...

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Topics: Weekly Updates

Where Did They Go?

Posted by Pamela Vaughan

Nov 3, 2010 2:50:00 PM

It may have taken Emmett a little bit longer than others his age to jump on the talking bandwagon, but it seems he's hit quite a turning point recently. Starting to speak in full sentences and mimicking almost anything we say (EXCEPT any form of 'mom' -- can you tell I'm bitter?), his favorite new question is, "Where did they/it/he go?" He's even got the hand motions down pat!

See for yourself in this recent video from Nana and Gran-D ...

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Topics: Milestones

Superman Goes Trick-or-Treating

Posted by Pamela Vaughan

Nov 2, 2010 10:49:37 AM

With Emmett's grandparents in tow, James and I took Emmett (AKA Superman) for his first ever trick-or-treating experience this past Halloween.� Emmett made a pretty fabulous Superman, selecting the red and blue suit over the alternative lobster costume (though much to my dismay).

[caption id="attachment_1285" align="aligncenter" width="538" caption="A sad lobster and Superman. Superman won."]toddler Halloween costumes[/caption]

While Superman was a pretty indecisive trick-or-treater when first presented with bowls of various goodies, he got the hang of it by the end of our adventure, knocking on doors himself and saying "Thank you -- bye!" without even being prompted (video).

[caption id="attachment_1286" align="aligncenter" width="539" caption=""Trick or treat!""]parents, toddler trick or treating[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1287" align="aligncenter" width="539" caption="So much to choose from!"]toddler trick or treating[/caption]

Nana and Gran-D even taught Emmett how to appropriately get into the Superman character. Watch the footage below to see Emmett flying and making sound effects like Superman.

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Quite a step up from his first Halloween, huh? For more photos from Halloween, check out the Halloween 2010 set on Flickr!


Age Timer: 21 months, 2 weeks

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Topics: holidays, video, Firsts, Halloween

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