Sunday, July 31, 2011

Matt's speech renders parents speechless

Matt is sitting in the bath tonight, playing with a big red toy boat.

He signs MAN
...follows this with a confident spoken SIT
...then a less confident ON (signs it too in case we didn't hear)
...a pause, then THE (whispers this because its a newly acquired spoken word)
...and ends with a triumphant and bold BOAT.

MAN SIT ON THE BOAT

A five word sentence!!!!!

Matt was super chuffed with himself and went on to repeat it once more. Lloyd and I speechless - not because we are surprised by our clever boy, rather the emotion of the moment was particularly overwhelming.

9 comments:

Belinda Chaplin said...

O Jax, rejoicing with you in Bosnia!! And what a great first long sentence! one to be remembered... Man sit on the boat, indeed!

Debbie said...

Well done Matt! You are a clever boy.

Sysser said...

Aah beautiful ... like a little flower beginning to open up :)

Nicole said...

YAY!! YAY!! YAY!! That is such an awesome moment!

Linda said...

woohooooooooooooooooooooo!!!! go matt go. hope he is recovering well after his fall. big hug

Cindy said...

That is so wonderful! I think you aren't going to be able to keep him silent...he's going to be speaking a lot!

Sawyer said...

That's amazing! I am so proud of him, what a wonderful moment!

Kim Case said...

That is so fantastic Jacqui. Can't wait to hear more of what Matt is getting up to and talking about.

Cheers Kim

Julia Travis said...

What a super star! Love this story - makes this speech therapist's heart glad!