Friday, February 13, 2009

One smart cookie

Jeff says, the first few years of your kid's life, you are trying to get them to stand up and speak out- then you spend the rest of their lives trying to get them to sit down and shut up. While, that may be the case, I am completely enjoying these precious days of watching Phoebe learn her words and figure out how they work. She knows how to say "Bubble" and "Bottle" and "Button" and "Fish". Then there's "Elbow", "Apple" and "Elmo". We know she loves to call the ones she loves Daddy- but she also likes to call both Grammy and Grampy "Bob". She now knows the difference between "Hat" and "Hot" (one goes on your head which she will happily show you.) She likes to kick her "Ball" and put on her "Shoes" and "Socks" before doing so. She even still has a fondness for "trumpet"- the one that hangs on our wall was her first official word.

Her vocabulary has been helped by some sign language. She can sign "more" and "all done", "Please and thank you" (which is nice) also "Help" and "ouch" and "Clean up" and "diaper" and "change" too. But my favorite has to be "cookie". She already knows her Grammy's chocolate chip cookies are the best in the world.

It is truly amazing how much she understands and how she can use the words she knows to make herself understood most of the time. Next week, my cutie pie turns 18 months old. At only a year-and-a-half, she already has me fascinated with everything she has to say.