Julien was a late talker - he had a few words, but his first word explosion wasn't until he was 2.5. I don't remember the first time he said it back to me, but I do remember the first time he said it on his own.
|picture taken *around* the same time|
It was Mother's Day weekend, 2010. I was pregnant with Kyle, and we had taken Julien out to one of our favorite restaurants for an early dinner. He looked across the table at me, started doing a wierd thing with his hands/arms and then ended with "I love you". The following week, I figured out he had been acting out "skinna marinky dinky dink) and he ended it with I love you....but after that, he said it often.
Being pregnant and hormonal at the time, he had me near tears and I still remember the emotions of the day - *almost* 2 years later.
Do you remember the first time your children said it to you? Leave me a comment and let me know!