Tuesday, July 8, 2014


 *A portrait of my child, once a week, every week, in 2014.*

Matteo: You casually blurted out your first sentence last week: "I want that one," referring to your pink toothbrush (as opposed to the yellow one).  You also said "I want one," while pointing at a cookie.  There's a lot of wanting in your vocabulary these days.  In related linguistic news, you have started making the Italian sign for "Buono" while saying (read: yelling) "Bwooonooo" every time you eat something delicious (usually your nana Toni's Italian cooking).  This week you have also adored spending lots of quality time with your cousins, jumping on their trampoline and diving precariously down their slide . Every time we leave their house, you start demanding "May May" over and over and over with a very pouty expression.  We think "May May" might have become your word for their family.  You and Charlotte always have your heads together, hugging or whispering.  You call her "Yort" or "Yor Yort", since Charlotte still seems to be too hard to pronounce.  For the Fourth of July, we went to the lake and you splashed around happily on the beach.  I bribed you with mini-marshmallows to wave your Grandpa's American flag around for these pictures.  For some reason, you'll wave it energetically for free whenever the camera is put away, only refusing when I take the camera back out again.  I think you're really starting to get the hang of this whole system of supply and demand.

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