Monday, June 11, 2012

Growing Toddlers

Adam and Matthew are growing before our eyes. They are 1 year, 9 months and are such sweethearts (well.. most of the time :P).

Matthew has started to be very empathetic towards me. If I get hurt, or something hits me (like a stray ball being thrown), he will come over and rub the area that was hurt. It is the sweetest thing; and it makes me focus on being that sweet to them.
They love each other. Adam in green




Matthew hugging Hobbes

Happy Adam


Our favorite activity - wrestling!

Matthew really enjoys his electronics

Anybody need a plumber? ;) Adam as Mario.

Matthew as Luigi

It is fascinating listening to their language development. So far, they know all of the same words, and they learn the words at almost the same time as their brother. Their comprehension is growing faster than their actual spoken language, but here are the words they know:


Words:
Ball
Keys
Milk
Banana (Butah)
Hi
Bye
Moon
Sky
Done
Please
Cookie
Cracker
Poo poo
pee pee
Boo (to scare us)
boo boo (for a wound)
Yay
No
Bee
Mommy (Also Mama)
Daddy (Also Dada)
Chin
Shoes
Cars
Cheese
"HereGo" (for "here you go")
Go
Two
Three
Hot
Cold
Clock

Animals:
Puppy
Cat
Duck (used for all birds)
Cow
(They can identify many more, but they only say these two)

Animal Sounds:

Neigh
Moo
Baa
Ruff Ruff
Meow
Cluck Cluck Cluck
Quack

Can Idenify:
Hair
Eyes
Nose
Ears
Mouth
Tongue
Cheeks
Chin
Back
Belly Button
Hands
Fingers
Arm
Legs
Feet
Toes
Elbow
Knee

(And many, many objects)

They can also repeat almost all the letters of the alphabet, and say many of their "sounds"
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A few "conversations":

Matthew: Poo poo
Me: Do you have a dirty diaper?
Matthew (pointing to diaper): Poo poo
Me: Do you want me to change it?
Matthew: No.

Matthew (building a lego tower; adds a block, claps): Yayy
Matthew (adds another block and claps): Yayy
Adam destroys the tower.
Matthew: Noooo



Adam & Matthew (very excited, also signing and saying please): Coke, coke, coke
(I promise they don't get soda or drugs... this is how they say milk. I just hope they don't say it in front of any CPS workers ;) )


2 comments:

the mom daze said...

They are really too cute, and very smart! I saw in a (way) earlier post that you had traveled to the hill country--if you're ever this way again feel free to contact and we can have a cute fest at the park or something :) And btw, when did you guys switch to one nap/day?

Krystal said...

:)Yes we were in the hill country; it is very pretty. Not sure if/when we will be going back, but I will keep that in mind! We went down to one nap a day around 14-15 months. I love it because the nap is longer (2.5-3 hours), and the morning is open to get out of the house :)