Monday, March 24, 2014
The Word Count: 16 months
C is at 16 months now and her language abilities are exploding! Every day I catch her saying a new word - of course, that word is usually in English.
English Words of the Week:
More! (while making the sign for more, decidedly NOT saying "Mais!")
Apple (for newly discovered pineapple)
Happy (thank you Pharrell!)
Hameer (for our horse, Sameer)
Agua is still going strong over Water. We recently went to Cascades Park, where they have a beautiful waterfall fountain and she pointed directly to it and said "Agua." To all my delight.
Aqui, she now runs around the house going "aqui! aqui!". I don't really know if she knows what it means, but I do say it a lot when we read books asking where different objects are.
Amor, while I do call her "Amor" sometimes, I think this is more because she REALLY loves the song "Amour, t'es là?" by Banda Magda. So, I think she is running around saying "Amor" because she wants to hear that song, or it is playing through her head.
Mamãe and Papai, I don't know how this got started. I was happy that she called me Mamá, with the correct accent. But now she is calling us Mamãe and Papai and it is the sweetest thing ever.