Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Found that list!
Here are the words we noted as new (since we posted the last list), but as I said before, there are many I'm forgetting. I think it's neat to have some noted though, because it is telling to see what words she speaks first. You can learn a lot about her diet, her likes/dislikes, her personality, and what her life is like.

Dutton (can tell you now that her name is "Hapah Dutton")
song
dance
tortilla
everywhere (it's the last word in "Goodnight Moon")
home
beef
none (the latter three from the "little piggies" rhyme... she can fill in the blank when you say it with her toes)
some
more (the later two often said together, "some more!", but also said separately depending on context)
There it is!
heart
circle
star
square (these are the words she can say, but she can identify triangle, square, rectangle, circle, oval, heart, and star)
horse (usually said to cue me to sing, "Ride a little horsey down to town, ride a little horsey and down fall down!" while bouncing her)
on
off
top
bottom
in
out
boy
girl
chair
highchair
wash
dry off
towel
done
purple
blue
orange (can often, but not always, identify colors correctly. Today she told me, "blue shirt" and in fact, I am wearing one.)
pants
panties
shirt
dress
button
hands
arm
fingers
thumb
knee
back
toes
mouth
nose
eye
eyebrow
Elmo (sounds like "Alpo")
Grover
Big Bird
purse
Ahab (the captain of her boat in the bath tub)
egg
flap (the latter two from her "Little Duck" book)
Na Na (for "grannie")
Pa Pa (for "grandpa")
MaMa (a variation of Mama, for "grandma" and "grammer")
boo!
socks
shoes
you
stripes
dots
cup
house
mouse
car
bear
apple
nanas (for bananas)
easy (singing along with, "summertime, and the livin' is easy...")
cheese
berries
this
plum
sun
sky
half
bus (when playing with her wooden one, when prompting me to sing "Wheels on the bus")
bye bye
one
two (understands the concept of both one and two-- will answer correctly when asked "How many?" or will just tell you correctly unprompted sometimes too)
four
five (knows they're numbers, but doesn't understand them yet, really)
water
sit (says to the dog, mimics my palm toward dog-- by the way, Parker sits for her, too!)
puffs
those
do- dos
there
brocolli
beans
cute (usually referring to her hair clips)
[Harper also correctly uses plurals and possessives. She'll tell you when there are many "books" and when she is bringing you just one "book", or when she lifts the flap on a page and there are "hops" (bunnies) behind it or when she is holding her stuffed bunny, "hop". She will also ask for bites of "Mama's" food during dinner or ask for "Dada's" cup to clank against hers and say "cheers". If I ask her who's cup she's drinking from, she'll say, "Hapah's".]

Exciting Week
Last Wednesday Harper went to StoryTime at the library, where they read a few books about Autumn. She was very excited to be surrounded by "books!" and sat quietly on my lap while the stories were read, paying more attention to the many other children than to the stories. Next time we go we're going to check out some books.

Then Saturday (while Ethan was playing tennis with Ed) Erin, Miles, Harper and I went to the COS farm here in town. Harper got to see real, live cows, pigs, sheep, horses, and even a llama! She has been talking about it since! She'll list those animals' sounds to me, as if recalling the visit!

After the farm trip, we went over to ImagineU Children's Museum on Main St. We played there a while more. (That's where she learned "orange", from the orange padded play gym piece.) Harper always has fun with Miles. She loves to give him kisses. When returning from the kitchen, Erin and I found the two of them kissing in the living room! They give each other sweet pecks on the lips!

This Wednesday (today) we went to a nearby park and Harper enjoyed the baby swings. I told her she was flying in the sky like a bird so she kept saying "sky" and "tweet tweet!" and kicking her legs. Harper also walked all around that park and enjoyed picking up wood chips.

2 Comments:

At 1:42 PM, September 28, 2006, Blogger Mahmaa said...

I can attest to the "off" portion of Harper's conversations. Last night i made the mistake of sitting on the hearth (where her books are stacked) in my living room. She approached me with a serious push on the hip and said "off!" several times. No one gets between this girl and her books!

 
At 6:14 AM, September 30, 2006, Blogger Erica said...

Harper is so smart and cute. I need to see that girl!

 

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