Tuesday, January 20, 2009

more bathtime conversations!

Max and I have a lot of fun at bathtime...including lots of good conversations!

He absolutely LOVES, LOVES, LOVES to sign the alphabet and we do it ALL the time...during bathtime, mealtime, playtime, anytime. I just cannot get enough of seeing him move his sweet lil' fingers in all the different positions!

Check out how silly he is with his "M" and "N" signs. For those of you familiar with ASL, you know that those two letters are signed very similarly. So Max has taken that up a notch and apparently thinks it is quite funny to sign it about 10 times. You'll see what I mean..it always cracks me up!

Oh, and seriously how smart is he about the clapping? Because of his lack of balance, he always keeps a hand on the side of the bathtub. However, after he signs the alphabet, he likes to congratulate himself with a round of applause (we are BIG into encouragement around here!). What a dilemma! No problem for Mighty Max. He solves the problem by simply keeping his grip on the bathtub and clapping the "free" hand on top of the other. I just think that is brilliant problem solving!

Enjoy!

(And in the second video, yep...that is Max using his name sign! It's actually the "M" sign strongly coming away from his chest symbolizing "MIGHTY MAX." But sometimes he does it a little differently...that's ok. It's his name and he can do it anyway he wants to, right?)


16 comments:

Jaye said...

I am absolutely BLOWN away by how SWEET this little man is! How CUTE is he with his little hands singing the alphabet! Holy Smokes! that's one smart kid!! He is just too cute for words Amy! You must be so very proud of him!
I LOVE the way he hits his chest when you say Max! He knows who he is!!
YAY MAX!!!!!

Carolyn said...

Max, you sure can melt my heart. You are awesome and your Mommy is incredible. One thing for sure, the two of you are a team.
Love & Hugs

Eva Nichole said...

AWW he is so awsome, me made me laugh and cry. He is just amazing and his name is so made for him.
Its great our kids only have 3 letters to their names so its not a lot to finger spell...LOL!
Keep it up Max!!
Hugs,
Crystal and Eva

sarah and the troops said...

Oh Mighty Max - you are amazing. Thanks for the tears of Joy you have given me. What a smart, smart boy you are!

Ang said...

Maxwell I was signing that alphabet with you buddy..Not as fast as you yet, but I'm getting there..Your momma must be absolutely full of pride for you..You give me goosebumps..Love you little man!

Ruthie said...

Way to go Max! You are awesome and that is seriously impressive. There is no stopping you! Keep it up buddy- you are making everyone so proud!

Meril said...

Teacher Meril is TOTALLY impressed!!!
And I miss seeing yous guys......
xoxo

hannah m said...

Amy and Max, you just made our day! Honestly, Max, my heart swells with pride for you like it does when my own daughter works so hard to accomplish something.
What a joyful sight to watch you shine as you signed and said your alphabet! Vivian and I thank you for this dose of joy. I love that bath time is such a special communicative time for you two.

Eva and her 'rents said...

Pure. Genius. Wonderful!!!

mama to jayna and ryen said...

I am gushing huge tears. So much has changed since I saw your little man. He knows all his letters and is putting words together. Unbelievable. I am very proud of you Mighty Max!

Melissa Elsner said...

Oh my goodness. I needed to grab a lil tissue that was the sweetest thing ever. He is so freakin SMART! Wow.

Shannon and Carey said...

omg. I am really in awe. I mean awe. WOW! That is the most "awesomest" video to date.
I'm glad I ended my evening with this.
What a treat.
Love and kisses Mr. Handsome Mighty Maxwell
-Shannon in Austin

kimee said...

Can I just say how much I love your son. He is so stinking cute and so very smart. Loved watching him sign the alphabet.

Leslie, Arlin and Katie Kauffman said...

Wow, I am SO impressed at Max's signing skills! And he's beginning to talk so well, too! Way to go, Max!!

Catherine said...

Amy you've done wonders. This is exquisite. It's funny I'm just uploading Reuben's ABC (the words) onto media and whilst waiting, popped over and found this post. Congratulations. Something for us to aim for. love Catherine x

it all adds up said...

That was the most adorable thing I've ever seen. Thank you so much for sharing it! Way to go Max!!