Ella's vocabulary at 19 months:
|"cheese"||her favorite food - she also knows exactly where it is in the refrigerator|
|"Dat"||'that' - often confused with 'Dad'|
|"book"||used in combination with the above, she can tell with surprising accuracy which books are Dad's and which Mom's|
|"dog"||used a lot less now that Muta and Cleo are gone|
|"pooh"||when pointing at the tv, short for Winnie the Pooh|
|"pooh"||when pointing at her diaper, short for "I have a special something for you now"|
|"bum"||also used when pointing at her diaper - short for "Can you please change my bum now?"|
|"coke"||references any canned beverage. In Ella's mind, all of them belong to Daddy - no doubt due to the amount of Diet Coke I drink. (I've also managed to train her that all the remote controls are Daddy's, too. )|
She doesn't say "yes" and "no" yet - but she has been shaking or nodding her head for months to indicate her agreement or (more often) lack thereof.
The next phrase we're working on is "Vote Bush."