Tuesday, August 9, 2011


I was working on this post two months ago but still wanted to post it...

June 12, 2011
About a month ago (at 18 months) Liya started speaking in sentences. It seemed to come out of nowhere and then all of a sudden she started saying all kinds of things. Here are a few of my favorites.

I want to try it.
I want (insert anything and everything)
Stop! Don't do that!
No help you! or Help you mama/daddy! (translation- Don't help me! and Help me mama/daddy!)
Hold you. (Means hold me. I hear this phrase all day long.)
I can do that!
I need it!
I'll be right back.
No Piper! You settle down! (said to our parrot when he's off on a rant)
I'll get it.
Bye Daddy! I'll miss you!
You don't hit your mama!
Oh my goodness.
I'm gonna get you! Tickle tickle tickle! (while making tickling hand motions while chasing a garter snake)

Starting about the same time as speaking in sentences, Liya finally learned her colors.
She knows:

August 8, 2011
Liya is a constant chatter box. I don't think there is much she can't say. Every day she surprises me with the things she comes up with and comprehends.
For example, lately I've heard her say:
Hmmm, I think so.
I have an idea.
Mama's shirt is beautiful!
I'm probably the only one impressed by that, but I think that's pretty good for a 21 month old. Of course every parent likes to think his/her kid is a genius.

 One of her favorite things to say is still "hold me mama." This is most often said while I am doing something other than paying attention to her. She likes her presence acknowledged :) Another favorite phrase I hear constantly, "NO! STOP! Don't help!!! (or Don't do that!)" Half the time I have no idea what she wants me to stop doing. Toddlers are so much fun! Stay tuned for some videos.


Matt and Kristi said...

I'm impressed! I like "No Piper! You settle down!" That's my favorite. :)

Laura said...

Ohhhhhh so cute!!!! What a verbal little girl!!! I can't wait to meet her again!

L-girl's Dad said...

I'm also truly amazed at these little people and their development!!! There's some powerful processing going on in those little heads - long before we even realize that it is! I can't wait to see her again next week!