A couple weeks ago, Christian discovered his tongue, and ever since, he’s been perfecting his baby sign for “dog.” The baby sign is (often) panting with your tongue hanging out, but Christian’s original version was just heavy breathing (only cute in males under one year of age!) with no tongue.

He’s so happy about it that you can see that once he starts signing “dog,” it’s hard to get him to do something else – but he does like mooing like a cow too. I like how he tries different sounds before he settles on the one he thinks sounds the most like me.

These vids are dedicated to Christian’s grandparents who decided not to visit this weekend after there was a confirmed case of swine flu in the town where my mother-in-law teaches second grade.