Wednesday, July 30, 2008

New Words for Everyone

There seems to be alot going on around here in terms of words from the kids. Bo, who has barely said anything for the past nearly two years (probably because his sister fills in any silence with nonstop conversation or singing), has just started talking and it seems like everyday he is adding at least five new words that I haven't heard him say before. It blows my mind when one day he just points to something and the next he is calling it by name. I should have picked up on it when about a month ago he must have gone around the house 100 times a day asking, "what's that?" When we would tell him his reply would be his typical "huh." Some of the cutest are that he calls Ansley "Sister", something not encouraged by us but he seems to have picked it up and it is apparently easier to say than "Ansley." He calls both of his grandmothers "Nonnie" but with some encouragement will call Honey by her name- guess they are more similar than you'd think! And he can recognize "Daddy's truck" anywhere! It's also so sweet to hear him singing to himself- we were trying to discipher "Di id da daaayyy...maaayyd" in the car the other day and finally came up with "This is the Day!"

In a more bittersweet observation, Ansley is no longer calling things by their cute names like she used to when she was younger which is just more of a flag to me that she's growing up (too fast!). Just today I noticed two words that she has started saying with their correct pronunciation instead of the cute ways that she used to say them. We were playing in her kitchen and she made me a "hamburger"- which was formerly known as a "ham-bay-gur" or a "cheese-bay-gur"- I asked her wasn't it a hambaygur and she just looked at me like I was crazy for calling it that and said, "no mom, it's just a hamburger!" Also, our friend Patrick has been called "Mr. Packert" by Ansley since she could talk, but today she called him by his real name. Again, I said, "I thought his name is Mr. Packert" but she refused to call him that anymore.

However, she still has a few and she is picking up on so much everyday still that it's funny to hear sayings come out of her mouth that are totally out of context- like I asked her what she was doing the other day and she said, "just don't worry about me, mom!" and her Papa told me yesterday that he had to get onto her a few weeks ago at their house and she looked at him and said, "Papa, you don't talk to me like that!" I'm sure that went over well! The Fox and the Hound, her current favorite movie, is known as "The Ham and the Fox" around our house. And a word that they both use to each other, with anger in their voices, is "ABBERR!"- which we're yet to figure out! I asked Ansley what that meant the other day when they were saying it to each other, and she just shrugged her shoulders and said, "I don't know."