Turns out that news talk radio is the best way to get a fiesty baby stirred up enough to start babbling.

She is so close to talking, though she already can sign more and more each day.

She is so funny, and I feel like she is getting happier. There is no more hitting, and the screaming is less and less. She reaches out for us, and cuddles, and hugs.

She laughs.

We do a lot of laughing with the boy around.

Yesterday, on the way to preschool, he asked me if we could listen to “There’s a bucket in my hole.”

This morning he asked for “There’s a bucket in my water.”

So close, buddy.

But these little things, these little things of happiness? They mean everything.

Even when she won’t keep her shoes or socks on, even though it’s November.


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About Emily

I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints since 2009. I serve as a Chaplain, and work as a counselor. I got bilateral cochlear implants in 2010, but will always love sign language. I choose books over television, and organics over processed. Nothing is as close to flying as ballroom dancing - except maybe running, when in the solo mood. I would rather be outside than anywhere else, especially at the river riding my bike or kayaking. PhD in Marriage and Family Therapy, and currently doing a post-doc in Jewish Studies and an MDiv in Pastoral Counseling. The best thing about Emily World is that it's always an adventure, even if (not so) grammatically precise. The only thing better than writing is being married to a writer. Nathan Christensen and I were married in the Oklahoma City temple on 13 October 2012, and have since fostered more than eighty-five children. We have adopted the six who stayed, and are totally and completely and helplessly in love with our family. Nathan writes musical theater, including "Broadcast" (a musical history of the radio) and an adaption of Lois Lowry's "The Giver". He served his mission in South Korea, has taught song-writing in New York City public schools, and worked as a theater critic for a Tucson newspaper. This is not an official Web site of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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