Sunday, October 19, 2008

Video: Talking

Monday, October 13, 2008

Lots of Language - 15 months

I have been wanting to post about language development for some time now. Since Avery turned 1 and especially over the past few weeks her ability to communicate has grown rapidly. She started off by saying "hi" back mid-June. This then progressed to words like dada, mama, bubble, bottle, ball. Then lately she is like a new woman saying words like desitin and byebye dada, (ba)nana, apple, hi doggie, up and down (as in "the windows on the bus go up and down"), sh-shh-shh (as in "the mommies on the bus go sh-shh-shh") up above the (to prompt us to sing twinkle twinkle little star), shoes, sit (as in sit quincy!), door, eye, nose, mouth, shoes, Pa, I know (repeating after me as she fusses as I change her diaper and say, I know, I know), deedos (aka cheerios), that, oskar (for her little neighbor friend), more.
My other favorite part of the development has been her use of sign language. For so long I showed her more and all done and one day that clicked so we started teaching other things like milk, hat, banana, shoes, grapes and water. Her adaptation of the sign for water is so cute, I will try to get it on film to show you.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Monthly Pictures

This year grandparents day fell on the triplets' birthday. My sister made little books for the grandparents of their monthly cupcake pictures and they turned out so cute. So I decided to look back through our pictures and found monthly pictures that best represent how Avery has grown over the past 14+ months. This is the result.