Friday, October 23, 2009

Language Explosion


I went to pick up Raina from school but she was SO involved with the fabulous Miss M (her teacher) that I decided to sit back and watch. I sat in the rocking chair for a good 5 minutes while they took the names of the kids off a poster and put them in color order - and she said EVERY ONE'S name.

It was amazing. She was saying Abigail and Arra and Ignacio and Tyrell...All of them. What a HUGE HUGE HUGE accomplishment for a little girl who in May was still talking in 1-3 word phrases. Her language has literally exploded.

I am SO SO SO thankful.

Eventually Ignacio said, "Raina are you leaving yet?" Raina looked up at him a little indignantly then noticed me and said, "Hey Mama - when did you get here?"

:) Sweet music to a mama's ears.

12 comments:

Susan Tipton said...

That is fabulous! I had one very late talker, her first word was an emphatic, "No." It sounded so beautiful.

Btw, we used to live in Abilene too.

the undomesticated wife said...

That's so awesome! I know it thrills you and makes you so proud!

Julia Stewart said...

it made all that fighting to get her there all worth it! but you knew that....;-)

Bonnie Bonsai said...

She sounds so sweet! Hello Raina. In our pronunciation Raina means Queen.

jenie said...

she's a precious li'l thing ;)

just passing by from mommy-momo..hope you can visit me sometime

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JoeyRes said...

We've been dealing with a speech delay with my four-year-old daughter. Having to work so hard makes you appreciate it so much when they start (and then don't stop) talking.

Morgan said...

That's a huge difference- going from a few words at a time to full sentences! What a big accomplishment!

Diana H said...

My son had terrible ear infections and constant fluid in his ears. The doctor finally recommended tubes at 2 1/2. The next day he added syllables to his words. Instead of everything being one syllable, now they sounded more like words. We were thrilled at that. He still wasn't great until he learned to read and that helped. These were such big steps. He's 17 now, and sounds perfect.

Rachel B said...

Just visiting your blog for the first time and have enjoyed looking around. Love the pics of your girls. :) You are very blessed indeed!

Exciting news about your little ones "Language Explosion." God is so good to us!

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CHRISTINE said...

Leah, oh how proud you must feel! Raina is a sweet little girl. I just love her name.

Rana said...

Isn't that the best feeling when you know they get it? You just want to shout for joy. Yeah Raina! You are on your way kiddo.