Wednesday, May 7


Our bedtime routine around here is rather strict, as we try to bathe, dress, read to, sing with and put two toddlers to bed at the same time. While Drew's Dad gives the bath, I assemble the "jammies" and diapers, lay out the outfits for the coming day, pick up the kids rooms, etc. As the bath ends, Drew's Dad takes care of getting Drew ready for bed, while I attend to Drew's Sister.

Every night, for as long as I can remember now, Drew's Sister will run into Drew's room after getting her jammies on to give Drew a good night kiss. Recently, Drew's Sister has been rather slow at putting on her jammies, in an attempt to extend her bedtime. Well, apparently Drew really enjoys his nightly kiss from his sister, as he started calling her, by NAME! He said her name nearly perfectly, calling her to his room. After saying her name each time he would make a kissing sound.

Drew's Sister responded by running as fast as she could to Drew's room. She looked at Drew and said, "Drew!!! You said my name. That's amazing! That's sooooo amazing."

Drew now calls for his sister on a regular basis. If he wakes from his nap before her, he starts calling her name and walking around the house looking for her. If she's not in the same room with him, he begins calling her name and looking for her. As soon as he sees her, he starts saying her name over and over. Hearing him say his sisters name is priceless and something that, at one point, I thought might not be possible.

This is my most favorite thing he can say. At least at this point!


Always gone Dad said...

That really is Amazing!!!!!!
You and your whole family must just be off the charts with all the possibility's that are going to open up to Drew! It will only get better from here.

I am truly happy for all of you, especially Drew!

Misty & Greg said...

This is so great! I cannot imagine what you are all feeling with all of these new and exciting things!

Drew's Mom said...


Thanks for leaving a comment. I'm glad that you found Drew's blog.

I tried to find your site, but the web site link on your profile isn't working. Can you post for me? I'd love to "meet" you!

Drew's Mom

Laurie said...

That is so precious! You must be feeling the love! What a special relationship Drew has with his sister. . .you can be proud.

I remember when our daughter first started talking and would call her older brother "Kiss-O-Fer" for Christopher! So cute! And Jason was AAAAA-son.

Mom to Toes said...

Oh, I love this post!!! It may be one of my all time favorite Drew stories.

The word "amazing" is an understatement.

elizabeth embracing life said...

For a moment I forgot that Drew was deaf with implants. Emerson, born in 2/2006 who is perfectly hearing does the same exact thing. He wakes up and asks...where is "etan", where is "ewic", where is "emully", where is "ewwwiot". So what is amazing is that your precious boy is right there with a hearing kid. I cried to have Ethan speak the words of a family member, which came around 3 1/2 after his first implant around 3 years.

Anonymous said...

That's such a sweet story! Drew is doing so incredibly well, you guys must just be floored. He's so precious!

Kristen said...

That is awesome. Hearing the siblings talk and play with each other is just priceless... especially if you ever suspected it might not happen... as I did (for my own kids)