Well, no use apologizing for lost time. All I can say is that starting up Westlight Photography has really been taking up more time than I imagined. Which is a good thing. It just ramped up so FAST! :)
Anyway, there are tons of pictures from between the last post and now. Please visit the flickr page to check those out. There are actually 2 albums now - one for year 1 and one for year 2.
Yes, West crested that 1 year mark. Things keep getting better. He walks and talks and makes us laugh and just melt inside with love. It is just down right amazing how quickly he is picking up and using new words. As of today he has spoken to me in English, German and ASL. Yay. Of course, the only thing he says in German so far is Nein. Hmmm... we'll have to work on that.
Here's a list of English words he has command of:
Cat (this was his 1st, at 8 months or so)
And in ASL:
I am surely forgetting some, but you get the point. And, for some reason, I felt I needed to write these down since tomorrow 3 more will likely be added. Of course, he can understand so much more than he can say. And he uses gestures to indicate things he wants but can't describe (let me outside dammit!). If anyone reading this is considering whether ASL is worth it, the answer from over here is a resounding YES!