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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Toby becomes a New Yorker.

We were taking a cab across the Brooklyn Bridge the other night, and Alex and I were feeling winter blues-y. We looked at the Manhattan skyline, which usually inspires us, but instead we just jokingly sighed a Debbie-Downer-ish "Wah waah." One minute later...that's all Toby would say. Babies don't miss a thing.

Here, Toby reenacts his skills the following evening:
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108 comments:

Carly said...

I've never thought about babies in a cab before! How does that work exactly?

kitten roar said...

that is so cute! i am currently nannying three kids, and one is a little over one year old and on the verge of walking and talking. i will have to be *especially* careful of the things i say - especially since the older kids already remember my words like little elephants. nothing gets past them!

Daisy said...

Aww lol :) Nothing like the City's skyline. I'v lived here all my life and still love it.
xx
Daisy


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Glenda said...

His squeaky voice...his rosey cheeks! <3

ElsaD said...

Oh gosh! Thank you so much for sharing such an intimate/cute moment!

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Christian said...

So precious! Being from Texas and having only been in NYC pre-kids, I'm curious how you take a cab with your baby? Do you schlep to car seat down and wait for some kind cabbie to let you install & uninstall it? Are there cabs with car seats already in them you can call ahead for? I can't imagine how it works?

★ JASMINE ★ {Barbie-Bombshell} said...

absolutely precious!!

hugs, xo!
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Janey said...

So cute!

paige said...

Jo, you have mentioned the "winter blues" several times on your blog...do you ever dream of moving to sunny California? Have you and Alex ever seriously thought about it?

Sara Szatmary said...

oh my gosh! make my heart melt a little bit more why don't ya!? what a cutie!!

Paula said...

adorable!

my 2 year old is a seasoned new yorker as well, as the moment we step out of our building he stretches out his little hand and screams TAZZIIII!! LOL

xoxo, Paula

http://www.treschicmama.com

amynicole said...

Love those sweet rosey cheeks and little voice! You two are the ultimate cool parents, Toby is one lucky fella!

Bridge said...

Toby is the cutest!
His little wah-wah is adorable : )

& the sun will be out soon ~ I promise.

Sara S ♥ said...

That's adorable!!

~Sara
sarastrauss.blogspot.com

Joanna. said...

So cute, but I'm sure it won't be so cute if he catches on to something rude!

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x

Beth said...

I bunch of teachers at my school are heading to NYC today...I am jealous...Waahh Waa...

Anonymous said...

your laugh is ADORABLE and I absolutly love your voice!!! and tobys little whisper to too cute!

Shawnee said...

rosy cheeks:) what a sweetie!

Courtney said...

That is so cute!! I love your laugh. And his proud little grin. x

Clara said...

Joanna! I loved hearing your voice! Now I feel even more connected to your blog :). And I can totally relate to your winter blues. These constant grey skies in the city are getting me down!

Morgan said...

Too cute! He really is adorable. flyfromthehighestswing.blogspot.com

Elisha(: said...

joanna!! (: i featured you on my blog yesterdaay!!

Happilyoz said...

SO CUTE!!! :)

Sarah said...

you have such a beautiful voice! you could have a radio show :)

Juultje said...

he has such beautifull long eyelashes! How cute

Posh Pearl said...

SOOOO CUTE!

Jenni Austria Germany said...

this made me smile all the way through! i love it.

Lisa said...

So sweet.

Carissa said...

so cute! Toby's such a smarty pants :)

Shanti Knight said...

I just lol'd :)

Simone said...

So cute - and love those rosy cheeks!!

I can't ever imagine feeling blue about that beautiful skyline tho ;)
Hopefully sunny days are coming soon :)

H* said...

he's so cute!

Lisa said...

that's awesome! 2 Christmases ago I did a (very very quiet) "waah waaaah" in church when the pastor made a really bad joke, and my then 3-year-old niece repeated it *really loud*! All the old people around us snickered.

Mary Nevin said...

this is the best thing i have ever seen. what a little new yorker :) babies truly don't miss a beat, thank goodness he's so adorable!!

Antique Engagement Rings said...

He's so cute... I love this!

Cyn said...

How cute!! Thanks for sharing =)

Much to My Delight said...

The thing that struck me the most about this was hearing your voice! Charming and adorable!

HiLLjO said...

Haha! Now he can watch Archer and cue the Wamp-wamp!

wildchild said...

oh goodness, he's such a little grown-up! an adorable, rosy cheeked grown up :) you and alex are very lucky :)

Sandhya said...

So cute! I loved hearing your voices, too. It made me feel like I know you, Alex, and Toby a lot better!

Emily said...

this is such a sweet family moment! our baby girl is five months old now, and I can't wait for her to start picking up words... toby's tender little voice! I love it...

Tee said...

That is awesome. he is so cute. Honestly, one of the best parts of parenting is when your kids start using your slang/phrases, like when my 4 year old says 'Bring it' or my 7 year old 'Fo Shizzle!' HA!

Diana said...

You speak to him like hes a grown up, its too cute !

Erin and Andrew Dodson said...

Adorable! My husband is coming to visit me in New York tomorrow! Can't wait to see him!

Erin
ErinAndrewEverAfter.com

Abby said...

He is the sweetest little thing ever! Such a cutie!

pia said...

aww his rosy little cheeks are adorable!

Ladies Holiday said...

Before you know it, he'll be hailing the cab!

Un coup d'aile said...

he is so adorable!! with his little red cheeks

Lisa said...

Awww, Toby! He is truly the cutest! And you guys are such great parents! Adorable!

Ana Degenaar said...

Is it weird that I imagined your voice to be just like that? Not that I have secret conversations with you or anything... Still weird, I know.

Nicole said...

Hilarious! My toddler picked that up too- it's in one of his french Petit Ours Brun videos!! Last time we pointed to the skyline when we were driving back into the city, Roman said " I love NY" (and we've only been here 6 months!!) So I guess he's a true New Yorker now too!

sol said...

your voice! I love you!

allie said...

he is soo cute!!

but that could be my baby fever talking...?

Brenda said...

Super cute!

kate said...

He is a cutie pie!!

Lindja said...

so very cute!!!

abigail said...

tooo stinking cute! I say this "wha wha" all the time, especially after a corny joke or tweet I write.

I love how they are like little parrots and repeat these things back to us. the other day the husband and I were eating lunch with our 16 month old and one of us said "buuuutt" to which she laughed a bashful little giggle and said her version of butt. then we kept repeating it to make her laugh, to make all of us laugh, and then we realized that maybe this isn't the best thing to encourage her to say!

I'm sure I'll be the cause of phone calls coming home from school! (say it with me!- Wha, whaaaa! ) ; )

abigail

aka @GrayDayShop and tiptoethrough.blogspot

Shamishi said...

Ok, that was adorable! :)

CAROLIN. said...

GOSH he is so cute :)
Your are such a sweet little family :)

Diana said...

He's such a cutie!

Mabel and Zora said...

Too cute!

Meagan Murtagh said...

TOBS! Love that little man. his cheeks are oh, so rosey~

xo the egg out west.

H said...

This is too cute Joanna! And I always wondered what your voice sounded like! Haha

Gandhali said...

It's pretty awesome to read your blog, then actually hear your voice/accent :-) and oh my goodness, Toby is so cute!!!!

Gentiana said...

Toby has the voice of an angel Joanna. He's such a love!!!! Thank you for sharing :-)

Joanna Goddard said...

Carly, we just lug around our car seat! :) kind of a drag, but obviously worth it.

Ash said...

this is too cute.. it made me smile (:

Joanna Goddard said...

Christian, yeah, the cabs have to wait for you to install the seat (which takes about a minute). sometimes you can tell that cabs aren't stopping for you because they see your baby and the car seat! once toby and i hid behind a light post and alex flagged the cab...then we popped out and were like, Here we are with a baby and all our gear!! :)

Joanna Goddard said...

paige, yes! i get the WORST winter blues and we have thought about moving to california. it would all come down to alex's job. since he works for the nytimes, he would have to leave his position and find another job. kind of scary! but it's definitely a daydream we have...

Caroline said...

funny thing i just realized, after following your blog for 2+ years, if I've never heard your voice. but as i read your posts, there is definitely a sound in my head? kinda silly. but i feel like a voice is such a strong trait in someone. with everything online now, I've started to think about other people's voices (like i imagine joy from ohjoy! to have a higher pitch, ha). anyway a funny thing to think about. like do people's voices go with their perceived persona?

loved the video! proud parents, I'm sure! =)

Joanna Goddard said...

Lisa, that is hilarious!! thanks for all these really sweet comments:):)

Joanna Goddard said...

aw, these comments made my day! thank you!!

Mo said...

Adorable! And I love that his wah-wah comes with a smile. Love his rosy cheeks btw.

Brianna W. said...

Good lord, thats the cutest thing! He obviously hasn't picked up the new york grouch face.

Anonymous said...

Toby is such a gem. Your voice is gorgeous. i am going to be thinking wah wah and smiling all night.

Jennifer_NJ said...

Too cute - Toby and the whole family!

And he's losing the "baby baby look" if you know what I mean. Looks like a little boy now! Goes by fast!

Clare said...

SO cute!

Alicia Costello said...

How Cute! I love how quickly they catch on!

chandra ~ oh lovely day said...

So stinking cute. I just posted a video of mine taking his first steps this week (at 15 months!) I watched the Toby video in front of him and he pointed at Toby and tried to mimic him. :)

House of Milk said...

Those cheeks! I die.

cindie.c said...

He is so cute!!! Wah Wahhh hahahaha

x
Cindie
nocigarmagazine.com/cindiemindie

ltaylor0903 said...

This is too cute. What an adorable family you have!

dreamday said...

so cute!!! and the cab story is funny. sometimes you have to be clever. :)

Annie said...

Adorable -- my son copied his older sister today by saying, "oh wow" while we were shopping together.
5 year old, 'oh wow..this is so cute.'
1 year old, 'oooo...woooow.'

Amanda said...

Toby's eyelashes and rosy cheeks - so cute! And Joanna, I love your voice!

Leigh said...

SOOO cute.
Love, Leigh

Amanda said...

LOL!!

Best,
Amanda

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Melody Rich said...

Ahh! Haha, so cute!

Katy Appleman said...

joanna,
i stumbled upon your blog a few days ago and i enjoy reading the story of your life! thank you for sharing it with the blogosphere! :)

katy
orlando, FL

Sera said...

i totally needed this little ray of sunshine tonight. :) so adorable!

Melinda said...

oh he is just precious!!!

Unpublished Life said...

Love a bit of Debbie Downer ... too cute, Toby!

irati_e said...

So sweet!

clari said...

So so cute!! I love his little tiny voice!
Clari

Rev. Michael (Bert) Bertoli said...

I love the McCobb Credenza!

junebug said...

I feel like a member of the family. Thank you for sharing that sweet moment with us. He's a pretty cute little Official New Yorker.

Char said...

You have a beautiful voice! Haha. That sounds kind of weird but it is just interesting to have a voice to put to your writing (if that even makes sense).
Char xo
www.itsacharmlife.blogspot.com

Chessa! said...

omg. this is too cute. Lucia likes to say "oh oh" for pretty much everything.
Does Toby like cabs? Lucia LOVES them. Mostly bc she's not chained into her car seat and I hold her tight while she stares at the window calling out all the random things she sees:)

Anonymous said...

Adorable! And you have a beautiful voice Joanna!

luray va accommodations said...

It is really a new experience I am seeing here. His cheeks are red as Rose really very cute baby.

Anonymous said...

Aww, he seems so shy! What a cutie.

reesie said...

cute! i'm learning the american accent for acting class and i totally want your voice jo!

Marcela said...

Your baby is the cutest! ♥

Barbie // Fringe and Feathers said...

Love this! Toby is such a cutie!

Nikol Schiller said...

That is so adorable! He's such a precious baby!!!

Tish said...

ahhh, he has the sweetest, tiniest, feathery-est voice. :)

figwittage said...

How did I miss this?! lOVE it! I should teach my 18 month this, Zayn would love it. xx

hotels in Miami said...

He is so cute and sweet child,
I just love this cutie.

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