She's talking a lot more. Both in terms of babbling, which she's always done, but also she is picking up more words all the time. My favorite words that she says right now are yellow - "Lellow-ow" and Zero, which she does actually say correctly. For some reason, she always says these two words very enthusiastically, practically yelling them. We'll be in the car sometimes and she'll start in with the "ZEROooo! Zeroooo!" and sure enough, they'll be a truck with a phone number or address containing the number zero. She picked that word up from her "number train" video on youtube. Its all good because she's learning her numbers, but now when I count and start from one instead of zero, she insists that I start over and begin with zero.
She's also very good now and identifying her letters. She can identify almost the whole alphabet if I ask her to point to them, but she can only actually say about half of them. I was shocked at how fast she picked them up. Her grandma bought her a magnadoodle to write on, and one day I just wrote her name and told her the letters. Then suddenly she was all "A!!" "EEeee" etc. The funniest one is U...because she calls it "Audrey". She'll say A,E,I,O, Audrey. Hahah! I love it. She has a hard time with some letters because they look alike - W/M, V/A (she turns the M and the V upside down and calls them W and A), E/F, T/I, N/Z, but overall I'm just impressed with the fact that she knows them. She tries to sing her ABCs sometimes and it goes like this: "A,B,D...." and that's it. :)
|Riding the Train for the first time|
Josh picked up this awesome swing set from one of his customers at work...for free! We only had to pay to rent a truck to haul it over to our house, and Josh and dad got that done in a day. It is old and some of the wood is chipped (splinter waiting to happen) but so far it has been so great. Audrey loves the slide and we love being able to sit outside without chasing her all over the yard. This keeps her busy for a while usually and tires her out.