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Friday, January 4, 2013

A whole new meaning to Christmas...

This Christmas will go down in the books as one of my most memorable. Not only was it filled with an abundant amount of love from great friends and family, but for one special little guy, it was filled with the joy of sound. 

I could sit back for hours and watch Hunter "dance" around the house, run around in his diaper, "play" with his many many cousins, and rip open presents like there was no tomorrow. I wasn't prepared to enjoy Hunter's reactions as much as I did, simply because I didn't think he would care much for the presents and the toys inside of all the boxes. And every so often when he would hear something new or out of the ordinary he would sharply point to his ear and say "herdat". And we would abruptly respond with yes, I heard that! That was the singing bear, the piano/guitar, etc... it was truly a special time for us all. 

With all of the new vocabulary that comes with the holidays, Hunter's speech and language has really started to soar over the last month. And I have to say, it's one of the most beautiful and rewarding experiences I could ever be a part of. Being Hunter's mother is not only a job and a role, it's a gift. One that keeps on giving back, good days and bad, time after time. 

Enjoy some memories from Christmas 2012- One that will go down in the books forever. 


  1. Beautiful video and beautiful post! We were at that stage about a year ago at Christmas and it was so much fun! It's so sweet to see our kiddos experience the joys of the holidays. Next year he will be singing Christmas carols all day long. ;)

    And he is getting so big! :)

  2. Great video. Thanks for sharing. Here's to a bright New Year full of sound and celebration!