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Potty Training & Words

The other day, I was in our bathroom, getting ready to go somewhere, and I heard, “Go poddy eppant.  Teetee poddy eppant.”

When I glanced over, this is what I spied:

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Potty training his elephant, see?

Other things that totally steal my heart right now:

Reaching up and saying, “Ohh nee mommmmy! Ohh nee mommmmmy!” (hold me, mommy)

IUUUHHVVOOOO (I love you ~ though still a response to my expression of love, and not a spontaneous declaration on his part, it’s still completely precious)

Peep! (His response to the question: What says “baaaaa”?)

We have a song that I made up and have been singing since last year…it’s to the tune of “Where is Thumbkin?”
Mommy, Daddy,
Iliya, Max…
That’s our FAMILY
That’s our FAMILY

MommyDaddyIliyaMax
MommyDaddyIliyaMax
Family
Family

(I know, original…right?)  But it is so cute because Max often breaks out in to song and it goes something like this:

Mommy, Daddy,
EEEEaa, Nats…
Ta Ta Baminee
Ta Ta Baminee

MommyDaddyEEEaNats
MommyDaddyEEEaNats

Precious.

Let’s see…what else?

I’ve covered counting.  We haven’t really worked much on ABCs, but he can fill in the blanks, usually.  He knows all of his shapes and colors (red, ohngee [orange], yewwwowww [yellow], geeen [green], boo [blue], popple [purple], pink, brown, black, white). That’s it on the academics. :)

If I ask him a question (any question), he often nods his head while saying “noooooo” – gotta get this on video, because it’s so cute.

When I go get him from the bed in the morning, the first thing I hear is “Goooo mognin, mommy!  Bye Bye, Gankie!”  (good morning, mommy! Bye bye, blankie!)

I get lots of “Mommy, help please.”  and “Mommy, get it” and “Mommy, more fill in the blank here (milk, water, banana, etc.)” requests.

That’s about it for now, I think.  His language is beginning to explode and I love that he’s using multiple word combinations these days!  He’s showing so much personality and things are beginning to get so fun around here!

July 17, 2012 - 3:28 am

Stacy - This is so awesome to read! We taught Aidan colors by using Skittles. I keep a dish of them–up very high–and occasionally I would get a small amount out for him and ask him to get all of the yellows, or all of the oranges, etc. Worked like a charm! And it was fun, too. Skittles remain his favorite food! : )

July 17, 2012 - 9:22 pm

Tharen - He sounds so attached to you and the language development is adorable.

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