Wednesday, September 10, 2008

o-tay

can i just tell you how much i absolutely L.O.V.E. this phrase? how much i crave to hear it?

 

as in, "come here, babe!"

"o-tay!"

 

as in, "sing!"  "well, we need to go pick up lala from dance. we can swing later."

"o-tay" said with understanding, but a twinge of disappointment.

 

as in, "i need you to calm down so i can rock with you..."

"o-tay" said with tears in her eyes and a whimper in her voice.

 

as in, "pot!" grabbing at her diaper.  "you need to go potty?"  "jes!"  "let's go, hurry, hurry!"

"o-tay!" said with excitement and determination.

 

as in, "meow, meow!"  "you want me to read hello kitty?"  "jes!" "alright, let's go sit on the couch and i'll read it to you!"

"o-tay!" said with pure joy.

 

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as in, "djuce!"  "bring me your cup and i'll get you more juice."

"o-tay!" said with gratitude in her voice.

 

as in, "daddy's on the phone! you want to talk to him?"

"o-tay!" said with anticipation in her voice.

 

as in, "it's time for nigh night. grab your blankie."

"o-tay" said with sleep in her voice and pure adoration for her blanket.

 

as in, "yo-yuck!"  "okay, go get a bowl and spoon and get into your chair.  i'll get you some yogurt."

"o-tay!" said with conviction to accomplish the task at hand.

 

as in, "da-par."  "go get me a diaper and i'll change you."

"o-tay!"

 

i wish you could all hear what a sweet sound it is coming from kawena's little mouth! like i said, i crave it!

*picture by malia. thanks!

15 comments:

Darilyn said...

I would too if I had that sweet face looking at me all day.

Melissa-Mc said...

I LOVE this age when they are learning to talk. So fun.

Is she almost 2 (Oct 13)? It's easy to remember your kids bdays :)

Bridget said...

Kawena is such a doll! I love this phase of life too when they are just learning to talk. Then they never shut up and you're wondering why you wanted them talking anyway.

hoalawman said...

An incredible photographer and an amazing subject. Truly an unbeatable combo. I am jealous! I am going to miss that kid!

Danielle said...

I love this age. Cole's sweet voice and continuous growing vocabulary makes me feel like time is flying. Like you, I crave his sweet voice.

Elizabeth said...

O-tay. That is too adorable. But my favorite is "BISH! BISH!" And that picture of her. My word. She looks just like Nani and like she's a girl, not a baby anymore. But she's adorable at any age!

Elizabeth said...

O-tay. That is too adorable. But my favorite is "BISH! BISH!" And that picture of her. My word. She looks just like Nani and like she's a girl, not a baby anymore. But she's adorable at any age!

ashley said...

i love that word too! so cute that little girl! malia took some great pictures while she was there.

Sarah said...

I love their imperfect words. It's the best! She looks so grown up in that picture!!

jessica said...

I love baby voices. I would record my girls talking when they were little so that I will never forget what they sounded like.

So precious!

Scott-n-Allison said...

Now can she come and teach my kids to say it too?

Malia said...

Too cute! I miss the cute things she says... and the cute way she says them!

Kristi said...

She is delicious!

tutu lady said...

Oh, Thank you for sharing some more of my little sweet Kawena, I miss her and all of them. And you and Mitch too! Love you all.

Michal said...

isn't this the best age? i love it so very much. i'm glad you captured this because it feels like this is how she'll always be but you know how quickly she'll have grown out of these cute little words and phrases.