Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Cop Cop.

Micah has done some amazing new things this week! First, he is standing a whole lot more by himself. He's letting go and becoming more brave every day. I imagine we'll be seeing our first steps soon. He's been saying "Mama" and "Dada" for a long time. For a while, I don't think he really discriminated who was who. It was just some sounds he made, but a couple of months back it became very apparent he knew who "Mama" was and who "Dada" was. He used them appropriately many times in context.

But on Wednesday, I got a text from my husband that said, "I think Micah said his first non parent word. He said Cop Cop."
I immediately texted back, "He did??!! Are you sure?"

Now to you, "Cop Cop" might be a strange phrase. Why would our son be asking for law enforcement? Well our "big" dog's name is Copper, and he likes to hang out around Micah's feet while he eats in his high chair. Micah regularly hears us say, "Cop Cop, ready to go out?" or "Come on, Cop Cop, food is ready." Not sure how it started, but we call the dog "Cop Cop" more than we do his real name.

So I came home with no expectations of hearing anything. Then it happened. I asked Micah, "Where's Cop Cop?" He surprised me by POINTING at him. Yes, I know we have a child genius on our hands. Haha!

I kept asking, and he's point. Then, "Cop Cop!" he said.

I said, "Micah, who's that? Right there?"

He looked back at me, smiled, and said, "Cop Cop!"

Be still my heart! Words! From his mouth! (Although occasionally it comes out "Op Op" depending on the moment.)
So I thought it appropriate to include a few (awful) photos of Micah chasing the dogs and trying to cook with his daddy. As you can see, he is into EVERYTHING. He walks around holding onto anything he can, then he'll drop to do a little crawl.

And Micah standing by the baby gate saying, "Cop Cop" as he tried to play with his dog brother.

They say there is nothing like a boy and his dog. Evidently, this is the start of a beautiful friendship!

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