I was going through the camera roll on my phone earlier and noticed a 37-second video that I accidentally shot. I watched and listened. It captures the final moments of my parents’ five-day visit to our home. It is raw, unscripted, and bumpy. I thought about deleting it, but instead, I uploaded it to YouTube and am calling it my slice of life story for today since it marks me remarking on Ari trying to say some very special words to my parents: “I love you.”
Last night, without any prompting, Ari attempted to say “I love you” to Isabelle. Today, he did the same thing to my parents as they went home. Even though I’m not keeping track of his words, I am keeping track of milestones and this felt like a milestone worth preserving.
As accidental as the video was, I felt the need to pull out the voice memo recorder on my phone to try to replicate the “I love you” I had heard earlier in the morning. Here’s what I got:
Pretty cute, eh?
35 thoughts on “I Love You and Bye-Bye”
THAT is adorable! My oldest’s next milestone is getting off her parent’s insurance…but for some reason that isn’t quite as cute as “I love you!” 🙂
Might not be as cute, but I bet it’ll be welcomed by you!
Love his little voice! And I love how you have preserved this sweet moment in time.
His little voice melts my heart!
precious. Love that you could save this. My accidental videos are mostly of the inside of my handbag.
Oh, this was too precious, Stacey! I would have also quickly deleted the accidental video … but I’m so glad that you stopped yourself from deleting it!! Special words captured!! Thanks for sharing this little, yet very important, snippet in your life!
I usually delete these kinds of things without watching. Something compelled me to hit play and I’m so glad I did.
Oh my goodness! He totally said it!! That is so cute. I miss my children being babies.
And then he said it to ME last night!
Oh my goodness Stacey, what a precious moment. He has the most adorable voice. My daughter has just started saying I love you too. I can tell your heart melts as much as mine does when you hear it!
How old is your little one now? I remember she was our first SOL baby announcement not that long ago!
That’s right! Good memory! She will be two this week 😳
Wow! Time is FLYING!
It really is. Every moment is magical!
You do an amazing job of preserving moments and recording milestones. My girls ask me questions about their development and I’m frequently guessing. So cute!
I’m not as good with keeping track of everything with Ari as I was with Isabelle, but I’m trying!
I love how you so seamlessly integrate technology into your posts. It inspires me to try to take the time to do this. And of course your son said I love you!
Thank you! Give SoundCloud a try. It’s pretty easy to use if you can record on your smartphone.
Love the accidental perfect little video clip! So awesome that you have that recording. We love looking back and listening to Emerson when she was a baby. Time goes too fast.
I love watching videos from when Isabelle was small. She can hardly believe she was that little once. I’m sure Emerson loves watching herself as a baby too!
Wow, that is definitely a keeper. I am the “family photographer” and I always annoy everyone with setting up the family portraits but the candids are what steal our hearts. Congratulations to your little one, Ari!
I used to be more like the paparazzi, but I’ve learned that I’ve got to hang back and get candids or I upset the apple cart (so to speak).
How delightful to have these memories at your fingertips from now on! What a treat. Your voice clip made my heart sing – that little voice! Ah!
I know. It makes me melt every time!
Just love this, Stacey! What a great moment to record!
Can’t even imagine what he’ll be saying by the time he sees you on the 31st!
Oh, I just love this! It reminds me that we had our second born’s baby giggle on Todd’s old Blackberry. What a treasure! Thanks so much for sharing. Sweet baby sounds, they’re here, then they’re not.
You’re right about that. As much as I look forward to understanding Ari (fully) when he speaks, I adore his baby voice.
I have missed you this week!! So many slicers hard to find people. Love this- sometimes technology pays off!!! I love you are so good words to capture. Hope you are getting some sleep!
I’m doing a terrible job of getting around to everyone since I’m trying to balance new Slicers with people I’ve written alongside for years. We’re all doing the best we can!
Thanks for sharing this “happy accident.” You took the time to explain how it came to be and why it was significant. Now it is an inspiration for others!
So sweet! Best words ever! Incidentally, I was taking a random picture of my daughter today (she was very proud of herself for having figured out how to hang up one of her toy plates on a cabinet by sticking giant stickers all around it) and out of the blue, she said, “I love you, Mommy!” right as the Live photo was being taken… so now I have an adorable Live photo of her standing by a plate covered in stickers, telling me that she loves me! ❤
Oh, how awesome that you captured that with a Live Photo, Jennifer! That’s awesome!
There is nothing more adorable than baby giggles–except the first “I love you”!
And he told me he loved me last night. I completely melted. It makes up for the fact that he thinks pinching my arm is funny.