Thursday, January 24, 2008


So yes, things are sad. And yes, every day we grieve the loss of just a little bit of ground to cancer.

But can I just tell you some cute stuff? He is two and a half, and funny,and I just wanted to share this new toddler phase.

Thomas has discovered drama. He has been directing increasingly complex "scenes" with his stuffed animals. First, they just "talked" to each other, making the intonations of a conversation. It sounded like the practice tapes from when I first started studying Spanish:


"Hola, KJLKJLj. Bien. KJLkK?"

Lately, the plot is thickening. Little Pig is apparently a baby. He begs for things that he wants. Thomas puts him to bed early, but Little Pig will get up and cry and whine in a tone of alarm extremely similar to the one Thomas uses after I lay him down for the night. Little Pig crawls to the end of the bed and gets down backwards, just like Thomas does after I've shut his door.

Then, Little Elephant, or sometimes Big Zebra*, will come over and, in a soothing voice, make comforting and warning sounds. Little Pig gets back into bed and lays down. Thomas covers the Pig up and pats the sheet three times. "Night night!"

I have no idea where he gets his inspiration...

*we're not-so-much with creative names here. we seriously considered renaming our then-pet dog Sam when we found out we were pregnant so we could use his name for T. (dog was too dumb to change)

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At 4:14 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love it.


At 7:24 AM, Blogger Carolyn said...

HOW CUTE!!! We can learn so much my watching our children play!

At 2:17 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

First of all, I love that you labeled this post "2.5" (I know- math nerdiness) and second,...great gives me warm fuzzies.
Anne M.

At 5:25 PM, Blogger Karen said...

Scott and Sarah,
I have no idea what brought me to your website tonight, but I just started reading and realized that the news was not good---like it had been a long time ago when we were intermittently reading.
So, please know that you and Thomas will be even more present in our prayers. We loved reading 2.5; enjoy every minute of this sweet time. We'll be calling you soon.
Much love to you,
Karen and Mike Stanton

At 7:50 AM, Blogger KJ said...

David G. is one of my dearest friends. I've been hearing about your family, but just found your blog. Thank you for sharing. I pray that it brings you comfort today and all the days to come. I'm moved by your stories, and reflective to a simliar time in my life: cancer of a loved one, all the "lasts", cathartic journaling of updates, the angels of hospice, the holiness of each moment. I learned much about me and more about God during those days; it changed me and it is good. I will hold you close in my prayers.

At 7:55 PM, Blogger kaysmom21 said...

Your precious son amazes me. I lost my 6 1/2 month old to an ependymoma.

At 2:19 PM, Blogger FunkyMonkeyJunk said...

LOL - too cute! I'm so glad that those sweet moments are evident to you.


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