The other day [January 3, 2012 to be exact!] Max started to say "I love you, mama" and "I love you papa" about 6 times a day. He says it emphatically and it's usually accompanied by two tiny arms wrapping around your neck and if you're lucky a big kiss. These have to be the most beautiful sentences I've ever heard. Nothing compares to knowing that this person you love with all of your heart has received this love and absorbed enough of it to reflect it back.