As Jill's language improves, life grows increasingly more interesting. I love hearing what she decides to say. I wish I could think of some good examples.
Oh, here's one. It isn't funny, but it is wonderful! When we are out and about, she will tell me that she needs to use the bathroom! Music to my ears.
Let's see . . . Also, she recently has started calling Danny "Dandy" sometimes.
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Dang it. I can't think of anything else that she has said that has made me laugh recently, but she does it all the time. Oh, here's one. I was singing to Daniel in the kitchen, and perhaps getting a little carried away with my Broadway show tunes. She came in and said, "Mommy, that is too loud. We are inside." Ha. Just goes to show that even if she doesn't obey me, she is still listening!
Chloe found a good place to nap!
Jill surprised me today by actually counting. She already was able to recite the numbers (and recite them in Spanish out of order), but today she had four forks on the floor in front of her, and she said "one, two, three, four—four forks." She has never counted before without me asking her to. (Like we're reading a book, and I say "How many ladybugs are there? Can you count them?" That kind of thing.)
My mother-in-law made a dress for Jill and skirt for me that matched.
Daniel is stuck in a very frustrating stage of not-quite-crawling-and-he-knows-it. He can still get around through wiggling and rolling, but he isn't actually crawling yet, and this makes him quite upset. He now knows that he could just get to that toy, but he can't. He is also pulling himself up on anything within reach. It is pretty fun to turn around and see him standing up and smiling huge, all excited. Still no teeth. Just sweet gummy smiles from my boy!
Jeff and I are both doing well. We have all of our teeth, are perfectly capable of crawling should the need or desire arise, can count up to and over 100, and have great language skills. :)