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Saturday, April 16, 2011


Yesterday an amazing event occurred that made my mother's heart practically explode! My precious, wondrous, determined little Ezekiel put two words together!  Ezekiel has about 15 signs and only four or five words that are not entirely intelligible unless you have spent a lot of time with him and really know him.  Yesterday my sweet husband woke up early and went to Dunkin' Donuts to bring us breakfast. Ezekiel loves doughnuts. After eating the small piece I had given  him, he hopped down from his kitchen chair, went right over to the counter where the remaining doughnuts sat and signed "please".  I looked at him and asked "what?".   He said, as clearly as I've ever heard him speak . . . . MORE PLEASE!!!!!!!   I sat in stunned silence for about four seconds and then screamed "ANTHONY . . . EZEKIEL JUST PUT TWO WORDS TOGETHER"!!!!!!!
Of course, when asked to repeat himself - no dice.  Apparently he's a one-trick pony and does not do encores. It doesn't matter.   He spoke. It was clear and spontaneous.  He's my wonder baby and, to us, every gain is worth celebrating.   Did he get more doughnut? You'd better believe it!  A whole one all to himself! He earned it.


  1. Amazing! What a beautiful celebration! Way to go Ezekiel!!! xoxo

  2. I can so identify!!! Kim will rarely repeat the things she has says on demand but that's ok. I know the capability is there and that's enough. SO excited for Zeke!!!!!

  3. That is sooo wonderful!! Every step forward is a step in the right direction and cause for a celebration. Hop on over to my blog in about 5 minutes 'cause I'm posting something about Jonalyn today. More steps forward for her! www.liztolsma.blogspot.com

  4. Aww...that is wonderful!!! So sweet :)