Later, I was getting him ready for bed and Jared was in the other room singing. All of a sudden, Pax got really quiet and said "I hear Daddy singing 'Get ready, get ready, Elmo ready for skoo, thanks you'" which was, in fact, what Jared was singing. So not only was I so impressed that he made a sentence, it was also one of the first times that he's actually sang words to a song instead of just making sounds to the tune.
I'm loving watching him learn how to communicate and it's so neat to see how excited he gets when he realizes how cool it is that we understand him.
The other thing that is surprising me lately is his memory. There is a Mickey episode that he has been watching lately where a marshmallow is one of the mousekatools. Every time he sees it, he says "Mommy and Daddy and Paxton threw marshmallows at Grandpa Mark's house." And he's right. I was making cookies a few weeks before Christmas and a marshmallow fight ensued. I can't believe he still remembers it! He also talks about tiny details from people's houses or mundane events that happened. It's so crazy to think that in the past he was probably trying to talk about these things and we just couldn't understand him.
I just have to scoop him up and tell him how proud I am of him multiple times a day because I really am. I have been so worried about him getting caught up in time for school and being able to communicate with us and it's just so awesome to see it start to click for him. I know he still has a long way to go, but he has made such huge improvements just in the last two days!