Friday, May 4, 2012

Words

Whenever someone asks how Mollie's doing with language, I say she communicates very well and probably has about 40 words. But I wondered: is she learning? Does she have that many words? How is she doing, REALLY? We had a speech evaluation today, but I had to cancel it because Mollie has had a fever all day as a result of the three shots she received yesterday. But I decided to try to count all her words. Granted, her enunciation is still pretty rough, but she uses these words, and I can understand her!
Mama
Papa
Sarah
Abby
Bailey
Thank you
Welcome
Please
More
No
Milk
Water
Banana
Hot chocolate
Ice cream
Bye
Nose
Eyes
Ear
Chin
Ding dong
Elbow
Knee
Toes
Mouth
Teeth
Hair
Pretty
Ouchy
I want candy
Doctor
Saucy
Debbie
Mimi
Pop pop
Night night
Caillou Barney
No
Down
Up
I love you
Love you Mommy
School
1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8
Yellow
Green
Blue
Stop
Heather
Hunter
Tally
All done
Mommy's car
Daddy's car
Bath
Shower
Shoes
Hungry
I want to see
Moo
Meow
Moon
Cow
Balloon
Mouse
Hush
Nobody
Mush
Air
hot
Tee tee
cold
Mohawk
Backpack
Phone
School
Pizza
Belt
Lanie
Turner
Good (pronounced like a Southerner: "gooooooooood")
Hello
Hey
Talk to Daddy
Trash
I'm Tired
Fork
Same
Kiss
Shake shake shake
Hiney
Bailey did it
My turn
Jump
Had fun
Horsie

I'm sure there are more, but these are the ones I can think of. That's about 100 words!
What else?
She can point to most body parts. She's starting to alternate legs climbing the stairs, rather than doing one stair at a time. She great at matching games. She can pedal a tricycle. Her favorite app is Talking Tom. She loves to dance. She idolizes her sisters. Kids are drawn to her, intrigued by her, and charmed by her. Well, at least until she starts yelling because its her turn or her toy or her something! She's got it figured out - she fits right in, we love her completely, and she loves us. The angry eyebrows are (mostly) gone, replaced by laughing, mischievous eyes of joy. Blessed.















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3 comments:

Margie and Stan Stevens said...

Yes, I agree. From watching her from here, I can see that Mollie's whole demeanor has changed for the better. She looks confident and relaxed. Good job. I hope I get to meet her during the summer when we visit.

Amanda Lehman said...

I just met your sister, Debbie, at a wedding yesterday! She put it together that I was the "Amanda" who's blog she'd been following, and then told me that she was YOUR sister!! haha, SMALL WORLD! :-) How fun!

Margie and Stan Stevens said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the new photo with all 3 of your daughters!