Thursday, February 12, 2009

19 months: i know baby

Language development continues to be a daily pleasure in our lives.  This is most clearly manifested in reading books, especially lately with Fancy Nancy and the Posh Puppy, Avery's current most favorite book.  She would sit and have this read 5 times in a row if we would oblige her.  I tend to stop after round 2.  Jon will sometimes go 4 rounds.  There are several areas where she will say what's coming next, exclaiming "mom!" when jewel the neighbor's dog is getting sick.  Avery says "I know baby" just as Fancy Nancy is about to say "I know that".  She has long said 'I know" as this is one of those things I end up saying to her a lot, as I change her diaper, if she gets hurt, etc.   She also spends countless amounts of time finding the mouse in Goodnight Moon.  This evolves into finding the balloon, bunny, kittens on each and every page on which they exist.  She loves that book.   

When we were in Florida Avery started linking 3 words together.  I find this very amusing as often the 3rd word thrown in the middle of the 2 clear words is a seemingly made up linking word, like she knows there is a word that is supposed to go there, but not sure what it sounds like, it sounds like a combination of go/is/um.  Sometimes she gets it right though, like "Daynie go bath?", which is the first one that sticks out to me.  She said this as Dayna walked into the bathroom to do some laundry.  

Also after months of saying "yah" for yes, it has now evolved into "yes".  And she will say yes to pretty much any question, unless it relates to something she really doesn't want to do or eat, to which she emphatically replies "no!".   

She loves her baby dolls.  She has 2 favorites.  A Tidoo/Corolle bath baby from her friend Calvin and Huggums from Grancy.  As I mentioned in a previous post, I am not very creative in naming her dolls/stuffed animals.  I tried to name the tidoo baby "mimi", that lasted about an hour.  Avery has very appropriately named them "baby" and "doll".  If she has baby, she will say "doll?" as she searches for doll, it's so funny.  I am afraid they are destined to have these names forever.  She has however named her lovey and her blanket "mahtch".  Explain that one!  She loves her mahtches.  

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Friday, February 6, 2009

More Slide....

At 18 months, Avery absolutely loves going down slides. As soon as she comes swooping down on her back, she says in an excited voice, "More Slide....More Slide."

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Three Beautiful Ladies

There will be many more pictures to be posted from our great trip to Florida, but this is one of my favorites... I think you can see why.

Some Other Great Florida Shots!