10.03.2009

First Words

So Annie's having a bit of a language explosion lately. Over the past few weeks she's picked up several words, and has been babbling like crazy. She listens to us talking to her and then every once in a while she'll hear a word she'd like to try and goes for it. It's super fun to see and her little voice just melts me.

Here is a list of her words, somewhat in order of appearance:

Dog
Da, Daddy
Mama, Mommy
all done
(this is her most frequently used expression)
Hi Da (she says this to both of us when we enter a room)
Hi (this is usually whispered for some reason)
on
kitty
(started off sounding like "tia", but now sounds like "ti ti")
shoes
what's that?

baby
uh-oh
drink
jeans
keys
stinky
owl
bubbles
(just said this one today!)

She also says "vroom vroom" when she plays with toy cars, which I attribute directly to all of the little boys at her day care. My favorite though is the way she always says "OHHH!!!!" when someone drops something or trips. Then she laughs hysterically. People at the grocery store always like that one. ;)

She understands way more than she can say, of course. She follows directions (like picking up her toys, bringing us a book, sitting down, etc.) and she can answer a bunch of yes or no questions by nodding and shaking her head. Makes getting ready for the day and mealtimes much easier, let me tell you! She's been learning her body parts and animal noises, and has been "singing" a bit now and then. Lately she's also been carefully placing her puzzle pieces in the right spot. It's really amazing watching her learn all of this stuff. Sometimes you can really see the light bulb going off.

Enough babbling. Here are some illustrations by Miss Annie herself:



Talking 9.24.09 from porkchop on Vimeo.




She's Got Skills 10.2.09 from porkchop on Vimeo.




A Genius I'm Telling You! 10.2.09 from porkchop on Vimeo.

2 comments:

Megan said...

Thanks for posting this Kris! She has such a sweet voice and it's crazy to hear her talking! I love in the second video when she starts reading your book. :)

porkchop said...

You're welcome sister, I'm glad you enjoyed it! She loves reading my books, it's pretty funny. :)