Monday, August 21, 2006

Everybody's Talkin' At Me

I realized that I forgot some of Jack's words from the last list. Others include:

Out
Down
I don't know (often said with his palms facing skywards, shoulders shrugged)

And this weekend, he added three new words to his vocabulary! Jack can now say:

Knee
Bus
Okay

It is really amazing to see how much he is learning and developing. Think how long it took him to get that first word, and now he's got three new ones in just two days. Very cool.

I can also really see his gross motor skills developing. Was it just this spring that we had to watch Jack on the playground when he went from the mulch to the pavement? He'd inevitably fall down making the transition. Now he runs all over the place, completely carefree. I took him to a different neighborhood park on Sunday (to stave off a change into Tantro The Destroyer). All by himself, he went up the stairs on to the big jungle gym, across the bridge, and down the big tube slide. He was absolutely delighted with himself.

There is a song on one of Jack's Sesame Beginnings DVDs that I find myself singing to him often.

You did something new today
Hooray, hooray, hooray!
You went down the slide today
Hooray, hooray, hooray!
You did something very new
And Mommy's very proud of you
Hooray, hooray, hooray!

1 comment:

K said...

Isn't the learning friggin amazing? We taught Andy how to put his finger in front of his mouth and say "shhh" and he picked it up, just like that. I figure we can also use this power for evil and teach him to greet people say "Yo, what up?" or something equally sinister.