Over the past few weeks, Katie has really started to expand her vocabulary. She will repeat many of the words that we say to her and has several words that she says on a regular basis. She still speaks in that way that only she knows exactly what she is saying. It sounds like babbling to me but she is so determined to let you know what she is saying.
Her new favorite word is "no". She will say it when she knows she shouldn't do something and also uses it for her nose. If you ask her where her nose is, she says "no" and points to her nose. She also like to chant "Mom, mom, mom".
The other day I wanted Michael to do something and of course, he wasn't listening to me. I told him I was going to count to 3 to give him a chance to do it. I said one and then Katie said two. It was pretty funny! I did it again later and she repeated the same word.
She also says Dad, Michael, Katie, glasses, ball, Pop-Pop, uh-oh and more. She loves to clap when she says something you like. If you ask her where Katie is, she holds her hands in front of her eyes and plays peek-a-boo with you. And she has started laughing at things that we laugh at and think are funny.
It's so neat to hear Katie learning how to talk and it's interesting to hear what words she chooses to speak. She already understands far more than she can communicate and if she can't get her point across, she sometimes throws a mini tantrum. We are so in for it!