Fri 18 Feb, 2005 03:10 pm
that is great.
Ya-ya is .. a year and a half? right?
post pictures with your thread.
It makes for a great visual time line also.
That and we parents love to see pictures of pretty babies. :-)
Going on 16 months.
She loves to blow kisses at babies she sees at the mall or in restaurants.
Also loves to "feed" her stuffed toys.
Signed "baby" while pointing at my stomach and tried to give my belly button a sip of her juice today....
Here's her sharing with the cat:
O she's so cute!! I'm far too young to have kids - but i work(ed) at Mencap for the last 2 years and while we discourage signing in a lot of the kids (most of them can
speak but choose not to) there are some who just have
to sign as they're totally elective mutes
It's great when they finally master something!!
Raining here today. Ya-ya loves to stand and watch the rain through the window.
Everytime the rain stops, she starts crying and signing "more!"
Wish I had that kind of power....
Love these, DrewDad. Happy to have planted the seed -- I love having a record, myself.
Bekaboo, interesting comments, would love to follow up but this prolly isn't the place.
Time to go check out the blog again (I saved it to fav's at home) - hoping to see some more of DrewDad's baking!
I only bake once a year....
Last night at dinner:
We've been teaching Ya-ya not to throw food/utensils on the floor. When she does, the item goes bye-bye. (Or as she says, "bah-bah.")
We're at a restaurant, and in walk a family and all the men & boys are wearing big ole cowboy hats. Ya-Ya is ecstatic, signing "hat, hat, hat!!"
Then one of the guys sets his hat on the floor.
Ya-ya points. "Da-da!"
All parents must make the decision of what language to use to describe the baby's, er, diaper area.
For Ya-ya, we use either "vulva" or "heinie." She can only say the second. ("EYE-nay!")
At dinner with Ya-ya's maternal grandfather, I was helping her draw with the crayons. She wanted me to draw a baby. So I did. I filled in the details, eyes, nose, mouth, belly-button, then... drew a diaper.
Then the entire restaurant is treated to:
"That's right, sweetie, the baby has a diaper."
"EYE-nay, EYE-nay, EYE-nay!"
Then today we're reading Goodnight Gorilla.
Yesterday, Ya-ya had a new word, "bird," which she pronounces "boyd."
Mommy prompted her to tell me the new word, and I clap and praise Ya-ya. Then she says "boyd" again.... she doesn't get the same response. Then, she says/signs "peas" (please) <clap>!
So we praised and praised. She giggled and giggled....
I get all happy every time I see you've added something to this. "Oooh, new post from DrewDad on Ya-ya stories!!"
Thanks. I feel the same way about your Sozlet thread.
Mrs. Drew and I are working on coming up with names for the next baby. (Coming up with Ya-ya's name was a process of years.)
So we start asking Ya-ya what she thinks of our top choices...
"Ya-ya, do you like the name <Zoe>?"
"Do you like the name <Big Bird>?"
"Do you like the name <Miss Piggy>?"
"What's your favorite name?"
The next baby?! Planned or on his/her way?
the signing yes pic is just the best
<i still catch up on the blog every coupla weeks>