Friday, April 23, 2010



–noun, plural -lar·ies.
1. the stock of words used by or known to a particular people or group of persons
2. a list or collection of the words or phrases of a language, technical field, etc., usually arranged in alphabetical order and defined.
3. the words of a language.
My baby is now 18 months old. She is one smiley, fun-loving little girl. A couple sitting behind us in church last Sunday called her a FIRECRACKER, and that is exactly what she is. She is rarely still and quite often loud. At the park she is going down the slides, daring to climb the monkey bars, swinging from whatever she can get her hands on, and running, running, running. She cries when we come inside. She begs to walk to the metro each evening to see the trains. She finds it funny to climb on the dining room chairs and then onto the table where she proudly stands and laughs. She loves to draw - on the walls, floor, doors, sidewalk, trashcans, basically everywhere she can reach while holding a crayon, pen or chalk.

But what is most amazing about my little girl at this stage is her vocabulary.

Sweet little thing talks up a storm. She repeats EVERYTHING (which means we have to watch our language lest we have a little girl repeating things little girls shouldn't be saying). 

Most words have an -ie attached to the end of them. We go for walk-ies; each Cheer-ies; take a bath-ie, have rubber duck-ies, put pon-ies in our hair, etc. All of her favorite stuffed animals and dolls are assuming names: her duck is Eli; monster, Martha; doll, Lily. While outside she identifies everything: the bus, cars, air-pane, helk (helicopter), car-larm (car alarm), crane (the construction kind), babies, trains, park, swings, slide. 

She is rarely quiet. 

She says 'bye-bye' to most inanimate objects that pass us by and sometimes she says 'bye bye' to people. She says 'bless you' when someone sneezes and 'love vue' in response to an 'I love you'. 

The days are so entertaining and the moments precious.

1 comment:

Becky said...

So excited she'll be talking up a storm in FL in a month or so :)