Saturday, April 07, 2007


The Power of Words? How about 1 word?


I'll tell you about the power of a simple word. Immeasurable. This morning, this darling 6 year old said, "shoe" when I put her shoes on her. All by herself. Contrary to popular belief, my chatty husband and I have NOT sucked all the words out of our household. Miss Peanut will speak - the words are in there. I am determined to help her get them out. SHOE. Way to go kiddo. She loves that trampoline - check out her smile.

17 comments:

ircampbell said...

Beautiful picture!! What a smile! I know this is huge! Many blessings for many, many words!

Stephen Parrish said...

Lovely picture. Lovely people in it. But are you really on a trampoline, or just stomping on the poor person whose hand appears in the lower right corner?

Anonymous said...

Oh Kim, first the BEAUTIFUL picture, then the word shoe...then the goosebumps and tears. It's been a rough couple of days in our house and this just moved me. Then I got a huge laugh about stomping on the person with the hand! Ha!
Happy Easter.

Julie Pozda said...

Oops, that was me, the anonymous...forgot my name!

Kim Stagliano said...

Happy Easter, Julie. Kiss the boys!

Anonymous said...

so much life in her eyes!!! stunning.

drama mama said...

What a star. She is gorgeous (you're no slouch, either!)
What a lovely Easter gift!

AhvaRahn said...

here’s a word from me: Brilliant!

LadyBronco said...

Look at her gorgeous smile!

Miss Peanut is a cutie, mom ~ I am grinning for both of you!

Happy Easter. :0)

Susan Senator said...

Kim -
You are a testimonial to good parenting. Love, hard work, and love!!

(I can't believe how big she's gotten since I last saw her!)

Kim Stagliano said...

Crazy world, isn't it Susan? Thanks.

Anissa said...

She's stunning, Kim. :) There's so much joy in her. You'll help her get those words out. Have a wonderful Easter.

Ashley loves Leo said...

Gorgeous picture Kim. The best part, that happy glow you both have. Thanks for sharing this beautiful moment with us.

Shoes are overrated in our house, but now I'll think differently about that word!

Holly said...

Thank you Kim. I can totally relate (did you do a backflip when she said it??) I have asked my now non-verbal six-year-old son for his shoe, what is this (shoe), where is your (shoe), etc. etc. every day for the last year, and I get the sign consistently, which is almost as good as winning the lottery, but no verbals yet. Anyhow, thanks for the "little" story that provided some big inspiration and reminder to persevere relentlessly!

Jules Boise said...

Kim,
What a wonderful picture. Gianna and you are just as gorgeous as ever!
Tell Mark, and the other two "peanuts" I and the Boise boys said hello.
xoxo,
jules

Michelle O'Neil said...

So precious! Both of you.

Congrats on the "shoe!"

Anonymous said...

more pictures of the whole family!!!! please!!!