And just like that, Miles's days of clicking his tongue in affirmation seem to be behind us. He has finally added that crucial one-syllable word to his lexicon: YES. More accurately, he now says, "eeeYES." There's the slightest of wind-ups, followed by an emphatic, drawn-out pronunciation of the word, lingering on each phoneme just a … Continue reading Year 2, Day 359
Not really sure what to say about this, other than what I was trying to get video of was Miles pretending his blocks were a phone and "calling" my brother Ben (hence the "How ya' doin', Ben?" at the end of the...song).
"I want more eggs." - Miles, uttering his first fully-constructed sentence tonight
Just as his vocabulary is soaring, Miles's penchant for singing is rising at alarming rates as well. His music is starting to veer away from merely mimicking tones using a variety of babbling that at times sounds vaguely like the words he's trying to emulate but at other times is complete gibberish. Now he's actually … Continue reading Year 2, Day 282
Miles is picking up so many new words now that it can be hard to keep up with them all. There are days where his vocabulary seems to expand by almost 20 words. One word has been particularly notable over the last few days, not just because of Miles's use of it but also due … Continue reading Year 2, Day 281
Miles's ability to articulate language is growing more and more each day. Often, the intention of his words is a little clearer than the words themselves (such as "Dat-Dannnn!" being "Batman"). One word has become completely clear in the past few days: "No!" Watching Miles contort his mouth to say the word tonight was like … Continue reading Year 2, Day 190
Miles's babysitter, Lisa, spends their time together communicating in two ways -- sign language and German. Miles has been employing familiar signs for a while now, frequently using the motions for "food," "milk," "more," "all done," "bird," and his new favorite, "banana." However, as his capacity for producing phonemes has improved, so has his ability … Continue reading Year 2, Day 72