Monday, July 28, 2008

Tiny Talk Tuesday

Esmé (15 months) has figured out the "No" shake of the head and uses it all the time now when she doesn't want something. It's SO cute - especially with the smile that follows when she realizes I get it!

Any bets on how much longer I'll think "No" is cute?
She's figured out the sign for "More" and says "More," too. I'm not sure if she thinks it means raisins, though. She uses it when she wants more raisins at breakfast.
Esmé is now officially in charge of preparing her own meals - I see no reason to do it when she has proven herself perfectly capable!

The other day she got a packet of two-minute noodles out of the pantry and then proceeded to the silverware drawer and grabbed a table knife out and tried to open it. How does she know what a knife is for??

Another time she took a plastic bowl out of our plastics cupboard, went to the fridge and took the granola out (it's stored there to keep bugs out). She managed to get the clip off the granola bag and shook it out into her bowl (and all over the floor). Then she grabbed a spoon out and started eating. At least she didn't get the milk out, too.
In Portuguese, she can say tchou (goodbye) and agua (water). Not sure if she knows what she's saying, but other people are sure she knows!
And Esmé loves to take off her clothes and put them in the laundry basket. I bet some of you wish you could get your husbands to do that. Only problem is when I DON'T WANT her clothes off.
The last week has been "E" week for our crafts, so I've been writing her name over and over, being an "E" name and all. At bathtime one night, I wrote her name with bathtub crayons, and out came "Eh-" with no prompting. I was in shock, so wrote it again, with the same results. Very cool! Hearing her say her name was definitely the talking highlight of my week.
I'm a little worried, though, that the same week she says her name is the same week she says "boy" for the first time. She was quick to pick out all her boy magnets out of her magnet set as she was saying it. I tried to get her to say "girl" with her girl magnets, but no luck.
And now for a photo of the granola criminal, face blurred to prevent recognition since she is underage and all (not misuse of camera, no way!):


Jennifer said...

I bet it was super-special to hear her say her own name.

Lori said...

wow... she is doing super. you should be proud

Mekhismom said...

How cute and wonderful to hear her say her name.

Kami said...

She is a spitfire! I love it, making her own meals already... awesome :-)

We did signing with our youngest, it was so great, I highly recommend it.

Sandra said...

LOL she is so darn cute.

La Donna Welter - Vintage Photo-Oil Artist said...

How very cute!

Pregnantly Plump said...

That's so cute about the granola!! And the name saying is great. Little Elvis' name actually starts with a 'd' and his favorite syllable just happens to be "da." My MIL is convinced that he says his name. We aren't so sure, though.

Tara R. said...

I wish I could get my 15yo to put his clothes in the laundry. That is so cool that she recognizes her name and is saying it.

Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

I love how stinkin' smart they are at this age. It's incredible to see things start clicking as they put it all together.

How well I remember when "No" was the cutest thing ever. Ha!

ZJ said...

Wow, she's learning fast!
Thanks for visiting my blog the other day... you should come visit your sister in PP :) In which NGO is she connected?
Have a great day.

Anonymous said...

How sweet to have her say her name!

Sarah said...

what a smart little girl!

Mary@notbefore7 said...

She is doing so much! Now if she could teach my 3 and 5 year old the laundry basket skill...LOL!

I think D thought the sign for "more" meant "eat" as he only did it at mealtime for a long time. I think he has it down now :)

Happy TTT!

Genny said...

That granola shot had me cracking up. Thanks for the laugh.

Also, just wanted you to know I'll have your sweet award up on my site soon...I'm working through some layout changes, etc.

Have a great day,

angie said...

I love these little Esme updates and isms.

Kelsey said...

How sweet is that!

Kari Dawson said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm sure after only reading a few posts I'll enjoy reading the "ramblings of a 1-year old." You are obviously a super mommy and a super human. I'm sure I'll be back to see what your up to. What an amazing life you live for His glory!

KathyLikesPink said...

Thank goodness your camera battery was charged, because that is a GREAT photo!