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Sunday, February 28, 2010

Chitter, Chatter, SHREAK, Giggle, SCREAM!!

These are the sounds I hear all day from the boys.

Evan has been babbling up a storm and imitating everything anyone says to him. He's harder to follow since he's the quiet kind and doesn't like to show off or speak loudly (not to say he doesn't love to let out piercing shrieks all the time, he may be small but his lungs are big) but we had an OT and Speech session where he was the only kid for a change and he was really hamming it up. When he says actual words he's almost timid about it, like he's treating the formation of the word like he's handling fragile glass. It's the sweetest, softest, most adorable sound and matches his stature, which is why it's difficult to pay attention to him when boisterous Cameron is screaming words left and right and demanding you acknowledge him. Evan's now added the following words to his repertoire:

Shoe - (pronounced seh-oo)
Iguana - (pronounced eh-ga-na or just ga-na)
Hug - (pronounced huh or Ah-huh as in "a hug" courtesy of the Cornelius P. Mud book we love)
Up
Down
Ahchoo - as in to sneeze
Meow - the sound a cat makes
Quack - the sound a duck makes
Neigh - the sound a horse makes
Wee wee - the sound a pig makes
Woof - the sound a dog makes
Squeak - the sound a mouse makes (pronounced eeeh)
Whoo whoo - the sound an owl makes
Oh no!
No no no no... - this is his favorite, with vigorous shaking of the head from side to side
Ear
Eye
Mouth - (pronounced Mmmm-ouh)
Chin
Cheek - (pronounced chee)
Hair - (pronounced Haih)
Jump - (pronounced jum)
Hop - (pronounced hah)
Slide - (pronounced sly)
Open
Close
Knock knock - (pronounced nah-nah)

Cameron is learning words so fast that I can not keep track at all and will probably stop trying since he's right on target with his language for now. Words Cameron says now:

Lion - with roar
Bear
Tiger
Iguana - (says this perfectly too)
Penguin
Upside down - (pronounced upsdown)
Scoot
Scooter
French fry
Orange - this took the longest time for him to say and he still gets it confused with yellow
One
Two
Three
Five - (poor number four is forgotten most times)
Sleep
Nap
Bed
Lay Down
Sit Down
Open
Closed
Open Up
Please - (pronounced pees)
Tummy
Heiny - (thanks to Dad he thinks his bottom is his heiny)
Button - (confused with bottom, pronounced buh-ton with pause between syllables)
Spoon
Fork - (pronounced forh)
Door
Wash
Clean - (pronounced keen)
Safari hat - (pronounced sorry hah)
Home
Cup
Cheese - (pronounced cheeh)
Boing - as in the sound something with springs makes when it bounces
Big
Bird
Big Bird - (pronounced Big Birrr)
Grape - (pronounced gape)

Their favorite thing to do is to climb underneath the smaller slide and in and out the tiny crawl holes, especially the hidden portal under the slide. I will hear them shrieking and laughing and then suddenly screams like someone is being stabbed to death. I come running into the room and at first glance can not find either toddler. Then I realize they are both wedged in and under the slide in the 2 foot by 2 foot by 1 foot crawl space. By the time I find them they are laughing and giggling again. We're learning the new sounds of "I'm hurt or need help." vs the "I've got myself in a position that is troublesome and I'm just letting everyone know that I'm angry about it." and both sound remarkably alike.




Can you spot my children in this chaotic mess??

There they are!











The majority of the 50+" of snow we had is gone on the right side of our street while the left side still has some left to melt.



Up high!!

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The boys love to squeeze into tiny tight spaces whenever possible, so this old Little Tikes slide is perfect. Pardon my husband's singing.
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How to give your toddler a workout; put socks on him and let him try to go up the slide.
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1 comments:

Trish said...

OMG, I'm daying at Evan trying to climb the slide and being so hysterical. SUCH A TRAGEDY!

I'm really impressed with the language going on in your house. Robbie needs to hang out with you guys.