'Dayde' is now used to call his sister (which is a close approximation) and sometimes without a verbal prompt. The second word, verbally unprompted now, is 'ta' - although he does get confused and say 'ta' when giving rather than just receiving! The third is 'tea', but this is prompted by the Thomas (the tank engine) cup! 21 months has a taste for de-caf green tea with honey! We now have; ta, bye-bye, moon, bubbles, more, cheese, up, apple and tea in addition to 'daddy', 'mum-mum' and 'dayde' (according to the child-health nurse, the names of family members don't count in a word bank!)
|Helping Mum mow the lawn|
|Heading for chook mansion|
|Talking to the nosy Alpacas|
|Six eggs today - good girls!|
Helping feed the Alpaca's is another job 21 months enjoys, but as we are trying to tame our new girls, he gets very cranky that I won't let him down to chase them. I am worried that he will be kicked by the girls, and he is at kicking height. I walk out with him on one hip and holding four buckets, whilst Daughter feeds the two boys in the pen. Voddy and Boo are used to 21 months, and Voddy allows him to touch her neck. Kayjay and Lucky are very curious about him, and come up with their ears up to look at him, but 21 months gets very excited and squeals so they then back off!
|Feeding Vodka - Alpaca in a bucket!|
|I love calf muesli!!|
|Vodka is unsure of Husband - he got her on the floor last time to help clip her nails!|
In addition, 21mths loves play-doh...well, eating it when he can get away with it. This is his favourite playgroup activity and he has the opportunity to do it at home on rainy days. It has been a great talking activity, though he concentrates so much on rolling, flattening, cutting and sneakily eating that he won't actually talk! I sabotage the situations so that he has to ask for the cutters, rollers etc, and he gets very cranky.
For those of you reading this blog in Perth...21 months still gets up early - so I put Thomas on so that the rest of the house can sleep, whilst I blog :)