Skill Acquisition

Dylan is so much more talented than he was a few months ago.  He still loves doing baby sign language to communicate with us, including milk, hungry, banana, open, bath, hot, cold and sleepy.  He makes animal noises – dog, cow, pig, monkey, lion.  He says a few words, “cheese” and “hi”, and he makes some recognizable sounds, like “tzaaa” for cat and “ba-wheee” for wheee and “hoo” for shoes. He laughs like The Count from Sesame Street, slaps his hands to his cheeks and says “Aye yai yay!” and loves honking people’s noses.   He is walking pretty confidently now – he can make it across our bumpy lawn without falling – but he still takes some hard falls that leave scrapes on his face.  He loves taking baths and playing in the kiddie pool and dumping his water cup onto himself.  He can point to his nose and ears and belly button and takes great delight in nibbling his toes.  Sometimes all this learning makes him tired and crabby, but usually we just love to be around him!

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