Well, as I've continued to say... When do I stop recording your words. I can't keep up. The ones I write today are not all the things you've been saying in November, but rather the ones I remember to write on the calendar. You are stringing words together. You are explaining things. You are trying to count more. You are trying to sing the ABC's. I just can't keep up.
I'm still not really introducing any signs and you're not really watching you signing DVDs lately, as you'd much rather watch Sesame Street ABCs or The Muppet Show.
I don't know if there are even any new signs this month at all. It's kind of obsolete now. You and I will still use them when talking sometimes out of habit, but I'm by no means teaching you any new ones. Your signing did come in handy this month though. I'll try to remember to explain what happened.
Here are the words you say now on your own, not just copying (or at least as many as I can remember). Now, I'm not saying that you pronounce all these perfectly or anything.
New in the past month
AJ uses ________ /Mommy uses _________ / Daddy uses ________
(insert colour you are using with the colouring book)
I love you (to refer to the book Snuggle Puppy in a sing song voice)
Daddy's stuff (the stuff you aren't supposed to touch, but Daddy keep strewn about anyhow)
one, two, three
eight, nine, eight, nine, eight, nine (which to you, is actual couting)
mommy's __________ (you're big into possession)
mommy sit/daddy sit/Kimmy sit (or whoever you want to sit with you)
where are you?
Mommy's toothbrush/AJ's toothbrush
good bye ________ (anything you're saying good bye to. Not really new, but you say it a lot more)
good bye radio
Mommies and Daddies (these are to refer to things you aren't supposed to touch/they're for mommyies and daddies only)
Big big truck, ya ya ya
Not small, no no no
hockey no tennis (this is for Grand-Dan from Papa)
yucky yucky yucky
I don't know
animals - the actual word and naming way more animals too. Ones that I didn't know you knew. I haven't written them all down because there's too many and I haven't come across one you don't know.
orange (the colour)
white (in addition to the colours you could already say and identify)
finished (you were only signing this before)
moon? Is this new?
Old Phrases You Could Already Say...
I don't know
Mommy Baby Dexter (when you point at my tummy)
apple juice with no water please (applish, no awa, peas) LOL. This is my fave.
fish crackers (goldfish)
Gram eyes (when you see Gram's glasses on the table)
Older Words that you could already say-
Mummy, but you don't use it very often. You still prefer Ma ma (very Italian)
more (finally! You would only sign this one, before, but not say it!)
please - or were you already saying that?
body parts, finally, such as, but not limited to....
Daddy with the eeeeee sound at the end
thank you (much better than before)
Mommy with the eeeeeee sound at the end
Mmmmhmmmmm (for yes)
dog - but this has been for months and months. I guess I just forgot to write it in.
Toboo (It sounds more like boot-boo. It's pretty darn cute.)
hello (you already said and signed 'hi', but you've started saying 'hello' on your phone)
stroller (many details to follow on that)
all done (like when a DVD is over or a book ends)
up/down (for the teeter totter and 'the kids on the bus')
good bye (really you say 'good good')
thank you (sounds more like kay-q)
Papa (for Grandpa - Ken)
Gampa (for Grand-Dan)
Mum and Mamaaaaa (very Italian-like)
Here are the animal sounds you currently say.
Pig - snorting (FINALLY!)
Cow - brooo
Cat - mow
Dog - woof woof and you 'pant' now too!!!
Monkey - uh uh (instead of ooh ooh)
Elephant - pfhhh (like a trunk noise, hard to explain)
Chicken - cluck cluck (you actually click your tongue)
Sheep - baaa
Rooster - cock doo
Bear - Raa
Lion - Raa
Tiger - Raa (I forgot that you could already say this too.
Rabbit - it's like a kissing/eating sound KWIM?
***you refuse to say quack or oink****
You are still stringing signs together like 'more milk please'. You think this is pretty neato. You'll copy a whole bunch of the signs of the signing DVDs when the kids are doing them, but here are some of the ones you'll initiate and do on your own.
Newer Signs in the last month-
-None new that I can think of.
Older Signs, or signs I've already mentioned in the last few posts-
fish cracker (goldfish)
shrugging shoulders - should I count that? It's pretty cute.
tickle (you made this one up)
-A bunch of others you've made up to try and tell me specifically which DVD you'd like, but darned if I can figure them out. This is frustrating.
dvd / sign
bib (made this one up yourself)
Change (you'll sign change if you're poopy or just on the change table if I ask you to)
More AJ Updates
You are still loving books, and you love to read them when you wake up in the morning if you're waiting for us to come get you or if you aren't quite ready to go to sleep. You'll turn up the dimmer switch on your lamp (that you aren't supposed to touch) and then you'll get out your books. You actually tell me to get out of your room "bye bye mommy or night night mommy" cutting me off mid sentence so that I'll get out and I won't see you turn up your lamp and get books out.
Counting and Singing
You are still loving to count, especially as we go up and down stairs and you like trying to sing along to the ABC song. When you count, it's either 1, 2, 3 or 8,9,8,9,8,9,8,9,8,9,8,9. When we're counting together, you'll say the number that comes next, but when you're counting by yourself, you have preferred numbers.
You also like to sing the "Spiderman" song when we're putting on your spiderman underwear. It sounds like, "I-man I-man blah blurg blah blah I-man"
You also like to sing with Daddy in the new big truck to the tune of the Honey Combs commercial in the 80s. It goes, "big big truck, ya ya ya. It's not small, no no no"
Nothing's changed much, but you're back to off and on eating well at breakfast. Dinner's usually pretty good, but you've had a bit of an attitude lately.
You're still a veggie lover and I'm so glad! Broccoli, carrots, peas, cauliflower, corn, Edamame beans. Bring it on! Those are your main faves.
You're still loving your new room, but there's more to do in there which means that sometimes, when you shoud go to sleep, you sneak around to find your crayons and turn up your lamp so you can go colour.
Drawing and Colouring
You still LOVE colouring and you also like to be very bossy when you colour and tell people which colour they should be using. You can now accurately pick out the colours pink, red, green, brown, white, turquoise, blue, black, purple, and yellow and you can say them too. You just love to colour and draw. Seriously, I really can't even begin to explain how much you like doing this. And if someone will colour with you, then you're in Heaven!
You still wear big boy underwear all day at home, and you wear pull ups the rest of the time. Your night time sleeps would be dry if I came to get you as soon as you wake in the morning, but I don't, so you're wet when I come. One of your potties is in your room. Sometimes you go sit on it to poo, but with your pants on. You've been pooping in the potty more. I think it still scares you a bit. You can pull off your pants and underwear, but you don't necessarily think to. Your naps are dry unless you need to poop during your nap, but for the most part I've fixed the poops from ruining your naps by giving you cheese at breakfast and lunch and not giving you fruit at lunch and holding it off instead until your 3:00ish snack.
You are quite proud of yourself with this potty training and are sometimes quite upset if you have an accident. It's cute.
You can also put on your own pants. I thought this kind of belonged in the potty training section.
Locked in the Car, Again
So, I locked you in the car for the second time in your life. BCAA was not so fast this time and it took them 40 minutes to come! Thank goodness you can use and understand signs. I kept letting you know through the window that we'd go get ice cream and this seemed to get you through the 4 times or so that you started to wig out.
That's all I can think of right now.