Andrew Snider shares very important news:

I’ve always been more of a lurker than I should be, but I won’t be very active commenting on the PLC for the next few months. I just became a dad for the first time. Mateo John Snider was born on Nov. 21 at 9:52 am. I’m super proud 🙂 I’m excited to see this guy acquire English and Spanish through lots and lots of CI :).

Thank you for keeping the content rolling… I probably will have many a sleepless night ahead of me as I adjust to parenthood.

Andrew Snider
Puyallup, WA




14 thoughts on “Mateo”

  1. Such a joy ! Love the photo, the personal element that brings the story to life.

    Don’t know how you do it all young dads and moms? Chapeau!

    1. I like how you said bringing the story to life, Catharina. This picture is a story. Everything is a story. And we bring stories to life. Mateo has a namesake in Colorado, by the way. Son of Dori Vittetoe. Heart of gold. Two Mateos!

  2. Welcome to the world Mateo and congratulations Andrew!

    He’ll grow faster than you think and soon enough he could be one of your students.

    I need to remember that. All my little buggers were once this bundle of joy!

  3. Congratulations! As Skip wrote, enjoy every second – even the ones in those sleepless nights. You will be a great father.

  4. I love this photo!!! Hugs and love to you and your family!! This is such a precious time…it’s a new world for all of you!!

    with love,

  5. Congrats, Andrew! I’m the mom of a Mateo, also (the one Ben mentioned). I’m sure your journey with your Mateo will be as wonderful as mine is. My Mateo has opted not to learn Spanish (his heritage language), enjoyed French with Ben, but finally has chosen to learn Japanese, his favorite class. World Language will probably be your little guy’s favorite class also!


  6. Congratulations Andrew! I am so happy for you and your family. We’ll all be sure to keep the content rolling, as you say. How comforting it is to know that the content will keep rolling, and how inspiring it is for us to know that you brought a precious new life into the world.

    peace and blessings,

  7. Wonderful news! Congratulations to you and your family. This brings it all into perspective, how we’re all one big happy family here. What a lucky little boy, growing up bi-lingual (or tri-, or quadri-…..).

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