Monday, June 16, 2008

What she's learning...

Adeline has been doing so many new things lately, and I have been remiss in posting about her new found talents.  Walking has now become her preferred method of locomotion.  It almost seems funny to see her crawl now because she does it so rarely.

Her speech is REALLY taking off.  She is repeating words we say, and sometimes saying words we didn't even know to try...

The other day, we were having grilled cheese and soup for lunch.  She has known the sign for "more please" for over a month, and she was making that gesture with her hands.  I said, "More, please what, honey?  Do you want more grilled cheese?"  To which she replied, "gill chee."  Are you kidding me?!?!  That has since become one of her favorite things to say.  We'll have to try to catch it on video.

Other words in her vocabulary are....mama, daddy, more (she's known the sign for several weeks, but she started saying the word this week), uh oh, hi, ball, book (started that one today), banana (nana), milk, Amen (also one she picked up on her own.  She seems to know when we say, "In Jesus name,"  "Amen" is going to follow), bye bye.  She mimics other words, but these are the ones she uses on a daily basis.

Oh, she also knows that a sheep says, "baa."

We are working on where her eyes, ears, nose, mouth, and tummy are.  She gets them right inconsistently.  Her nose seems to be the hardest to find.

I mentioned in this post that she is learning to give kisses.  That skill is also improving, but she still reserves the right to give kisses when SHE wants to.  She now adds a mmmm ma sound when she plants her little lips on you.  So cute!!!  Of course, I follow her around all day saying, "Give mama kisses!!!"  I just love when she gives me some lovin'.

10 comments:

Janelle said...

These are precious days! What a great mommy to keep track of it all. I love looking back at the lists that I wrote with both of mine. It is amazing how much I had forgotten. So glad that I wrote everything down.

Kristen said...

Oh sweet Adeline! It is so fun to see them learning to talk and use their words. It is so amazing. You are so good for writing it all down. I wish I had done a better job. I never thought my memory for those details would fade as much as they have. I hope you are having fun on vacation :o)

Monica said...

So amazing isn't it? Watching your little baby grow up is so fun. Cherish these times, as you know it goes so quickly. I keep a journal and write in it monthly up until 2 years, then it's sort of random entries. When the kids are older, I'll let them have the journal as a keepsake.

Kara said...

I take it you are back from Thailand. I hope your trip was fun.

I love the age when they are saying all these "firsts" and giving us such joy as parents with all their new discoveries!

I remember when Little Girl would say "Amen" after we said "in Jesus Name" too. So precious!!!!

krista said...

I especially enjoyed when Natalia was first learning to speak and we could actually understand what she was saying! (Loved Adeline's attempt at "gill chee"! Sounds Korean, no?)

What absolutely melts my heart these days is when Natalia will grab my face between her two chubby hands and plant one on my lips. Sometimes she'll even say, out of the blue, "I yuv you."

...Aren't children such miracles?

Musicaljean said...

Watching a child learn to talk is so amazing and exciting. I kept a running list of Lisa's words as she learned them (she was my first), but somehow I didn't get that accomplished too well with the boys! I should have had a blog back then.

When you get back from your trip you gotta check out Lisa's or my blog for the latest news (it's not about me or Lisa.)

jj said...

Sweetie Pie!! Can't wait to see her again!

Joana said...

she sounds precious! i love little girl kisses too! i went to the dr. and got to hear the baby ahn's heart beat today! that was so special! enjoy your trip, and let us know all about it. love you all, joana

TeamBolina said...

Soo sweet! Charlee's able to interact/communicate more now, too, and I'm really enjoying this stage in her growth. hugs to adeline. If you guys ever come down this way from MD, let me know! It would be fun getting the girls together.

Mary@notbefore7 said...

GREAT update! Such fun. This is the missing post I was looking for. She looks adorable too.