Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Merry Christmas from the Solis Family!

Here's our Christmas can click on the image to see it in larger format.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Michael's Vocabulary

We still haven't quite figured out which word was really and truly Michael's first (he started saying da-da several months ago yet it seemed to be his general word for everything so I don't think a word counts until there's evidence he knows exactly what it means!), but here are the few words he's using so far...

Da-da (usually said excitedly)
Ma (more acurately--Maaaaaaaaaaa!-- whiny "I-want-this-now" voice...sheesh!)
Tee (Trinity, the name of one of his cousins)
Pa (Grandma, Grandpa)
ba (bottle, bath, ball, balloon)
go (usually said in threes--"go, go, go!"--complete with pumping hand motions)
muh (more/mas (?), music, mouth)
agua (water, milk, juice, dog pee)
wow-wow (dog or anything furry/moving that could remotely resemble a dog)
uh-oh (something he's saying more and more these days) :)
ee (ear)
duh (diaper)
boom (the sound effect that accompanies his jab, taught by Daddy & Uncle Jason)
boo (book)
ot (hot)

I didn't realize there were so many recognizable words he IS using! He still doesn't say "no" but has mastered a vigorous head-shake and swipe of the hand that communicates the sentiment perfectly. I'm still waiting for an obedient "yes" or head-nod--none yet. Some other fun things...he knows that when you say "bye" he is to wave and blow a kiss. If I tell him we're going to brush his teeth, change his diaper, etc, he knows exactly which room to go to (though the cooperation usually ends there). :) I can tell him to pick a book, get his bottle, give me a hug (that one's hit and miss), fold his arms for prayer (also hit and miss), and a few other commands he responds to pretty consistently. And, well, if his needs aren't understood with his few words and hand motions, Michael is quickly mastering the art of the temper tantrum--aaah...toddlerhood.