Saturday, April 25, 2009

Easter Fun!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

New goats!

March 09 Pics

I finally was able to get pictures off my camera. Here are some from March:

Using the potty! (He's going to love this picture when he is older.)

Helping dad fix stuff

I am really excited that he can enjoy some craft-type activities now. This was our first time making play dough:

We also had a wonderful visit with Mary at Rokeby Musuem. This was especially fun since I spent a lot of time there when I was young.

Springtime walk:

Boy cousins cuddling:

We are now headed away on our big trip, but when we return I will post traveling and Easter pics.

Monday, April 6, 2009

"I fix it mommy"

Two days ago I posted about how much Joseph is talking. I wrote that he had mastered two word phrases and was just working on putting three words together. Now he is working on four words! Just an example of how quickly things change. (This is what he said after he broke the knob to a drawer).

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Talk talk talking

Joseph now talks soooo much! Well, at least compared to a couple months ago. In the last few months he has had a huge spurt in his language development. It’s kind of a funny thing. I find it amazing; near miraculous to witness. But of course it is really completely everyday. We all did it at one point. Both miraculous and mundane I guess. Either way it is really fun to see.

He basically tries to say every thing! Of course there are some caveats: in a new situation he is shy and clams right up and I do a lot of translating since it is pretty hard to understand. Actually I think he has been saying and still says a lot more then I realize. It's just hard to understand. He does funny things like over-enunciate the end of words, especially “k” sounds like truCCCKKKK and "milKKKKKK.” He says “outdies” for “outside.” He recently really started putting words together on his own. Just things like, “my backpack,” “drive tractor,” “goats out,” “sorry mommy,” “hi daddy,” “outside please,” “my turn” etc. . . The most complex he gets are "where football go?" and "no want night-night!" He also likes to count to 10 and sing his ABCs (obviously just parroting this sounds, but still cute). Recently he has gotten really into singing “Happy Birthday to You.” Though it sounds something like, “appy bir-day ew you.” It's an exciting time, though we have to start being more careful. Remember, he will repeat anything. And we have to spell things out so he doesn't know what we are talking about. New things every day! What fun!