We have progress! Sammy will now do sign language (still prompted a little) for more, please, thank you, all done, ball, eat and sometimes help on a fairly consistent basis. Luckily the prompting usually just consists of asking, "Sammy, do you want more?" And then he'll sign more or all done. We've also added light to right there, oh yeah and daddy for spoken words. Man. It's like pulling teeth and it is NOT coming easily, but progress is good!
Isaac and I both commented yesterday that his face is filling out and looking more little boyish rather than babyish. He's gotten so funny lately with his prat-falls and fake laughing and his incredible love of his stuffed monkeys! Oh, the love. Especially this little tiny one my mom got him that has magnetic hands and feet. It doesn't leave his side.
Now, to more music!
Some songs may not make my top 25 list, but they would still rank somewhere in the top 100. This is one of those songs. I remember one of my first concerts in college. I went to see The Ocean Blue. I'm thinking I went with my sister and her now husband, but I could be wrong. The timing is fuzzy in my head. But I loved it. And Drifting, Falling stands out in my mind. It may be the obvious song choice to list from them, but it's the one that reminds me of that time of my life and always will. No matter what other songs I like by them, I always throw this one on my mixed CDs for travel.
Speaking of college, one of my best friends just had a birthday. Our birthdays are only a month apart and our other friend follows in about two months. Because of this, this time of year usually gets me thinking about my two years at Ricks and how much fun we had (and how I'm grateful we're still friends!). One song that will always remind me of Ricks is Toad the Wet Sprocket's Walk on the Ocean. It's one of those that will not make a lot of favorite lists, but it's on mine because of the memory it holds: playing the disc full blast in our dorm room on a Saturday, cleaning a little, laughing a lot, not a care in the world or knowing what was in store for any of us. It makes me feel close to my friends, even now, when we are all so far away from each other. And it always makes me smile.