Monday, August 06, 2007

And that's all she wrote... or said, actually

Words that Lily can say...

"Spoon" - always accompanied by the utensil.
"Peas" - this isn't the green stuff. She's saying "Please." Still, I get what she means when she's rubbing her tummy."A'paw!" - Here's how we think this one works. Paw>Puppy>Dog. She's consistent though. And only points at a distance. She freaks out when they get too close.
"A'key" - this is for kitty... or for key. Depends on which one she's holding (or patting.)
"Dah" - this is me, Youssef. Sometimes, "A'Dah."
"Mama" - the classic.
"Au jus" (Pronounced like the french dipping sauce) - She calls everything liquid this, especially nursing.
"cheese" - yup.
"Bubbow" - this is for blowing bubbles. Or, she calls them...
"Pop" - for pop-corn or blowing-bubbles, which we 'pop.'
"Wee" - for slide, like mentioned afore.
"Poo" - for... um, you know.. "pooey."
"Shoe" - for shoes, or sandals.
"Socks" - she loves socks. She strips the baby dolls and leaves the socks on.
"Rock" - this is funny but scary. She says this whenever she's holding a rock, waving it around, and sometimes throwing it. It's plenty fun, until she's got a heavy one... and she does get them."Baa" - this is for baths.
She strokes people's faces to mean "sorry". She also looks penitent, so it's sincere, but it's not something she says.
She also waves "Goodnight" to people, objects, places...
"Owie" - this is for pain. She says it when she's hurt or when she throws her baby dolls on the floor.
"A Par" - for park! She loves parks!
"Show" - this is for movie.
"Mo'vie" - this is also for movie... just a silent "V".
"Boo" - this is for blue! and green, and red, and yellow, and black, and brown...
"Yeah." - this is for yes.... although, sometimes I think she just says it without a whole lot of thought.
"Bo'b" - this is for Bob the Tomato, of Veggietale fame.
"Cuke" - for Larry the Cucumber, ibid.
"A booh" - for Book! She'll still point and want to read one.
"Eye" - for eyeball.
"Eye-bow" - for eyebrow. This, of course, is when she's poking said object.
"Ear" - you know.
"Mouth, teeth, hair" - these are kind of rare or under her breath... she still points and knows where they are, though.
She also chomps her teeth when you ask, "Where are your teeth?"
"A Birr" for bird.
"Up" or "Down" - these are less directional and more commands. "Pick me up" or "Put me down."
"doh" -- for Play-doh!
"Bahhl" - for ball. The L is kind of quiet.
"Baby" - for baby dolls and the new baby.
"Ba'bear" - for teddy bear."Ring" - for ring.
"Stick" - for stick, right before she snaps it in half or throws it into her ever-growing pile of sticks.
"Dip" - for ranch when she sucks it off of carrots, or tomato soup when she dips her sandwich. She really likes Ranch dressing.
"Tawn" - for croutons.
"Ice" - for ice cubes which she stores in her cheeks and walks around.
"Dring" - for Drink, like milk or water. Usually when she wants a drink of what we are having.
"Appo" - for apple.
"s'Parkoe" for Sparkle which means sparkles but mainly fingernail polish that she'll bring to her Mommy and hold up and say "pease" and rub her belly till Lynne' puts it on her.
"fone" for cell phone which she holds up to her ear or shoulder and babbles into it.
"Pitty" for pretty. Whatever is pretty to her at the time... a decoration on someones wall, a picture, a flower.
"Chip" for any kind of chip or cracker.
"Pa'ta" for Pasta, and she loves tomatos and tomato sauce. Last week she "helped" Lynne' make pizza and had a spoon that she used to eat the sauce off the pizza, then she ate some of the cheese off the pizza, and then kept trying to snatch the tomatos off of it while the whole time Lynne' was trying to direct her to other food NOT on the pizza. :)
"Cahr" for car. She saw Lynne' fix a little riding toy that she has with a screwdriver (it had to be cleaned out as sand founds its way into the moving parts) so then she would find the screwdriver and poke it at the underside of the car to "fix" it too.
"Otay" for OK.
"Saht" for salt which she loves to shake on her food (good thing our salt shaker is slow to come out)
"Boom" for broom when she "helps" Lynne' sweep the floor.
"Duck" for real ducks or geese and for rubber duckies.
"Egg" for eggs that she helps Lynne' crack and for plastic eggs.
"h'Uney" for honey which she very much likes though doesn't get as much as she'd wish.
I think she might say something to the effect of "chocolate" but if so it is covered up by her profuse manifestations of please. Two handed rubbing and saying "peas" over and over.
"Spase" for splash that she loves to demonstrate in the tub, in a puddle, or in her pool.
"Hi" though not often.

Lily says so much more but we aren't quite as sure of their meaning yet. We have heard her put words together all on her own though, like "down pease" for instance.
And she says a whole slew of other stuff if you ask her questions, sit silent, and wait. She'll get loud and make all kinds of crazy noise when you ask her about her day, how things are going, and so on. Sometimes we catch her whispering or muttering under her breath.

Who knows what'll come up next.

10 comments:

Krüll said...

That was a great post. It's fun to hear about her growing up (and what's going on with you)

Amanda said...

Ok, maybe I'm reading between the lines too much, but when you said "the new baby" does that mean a real-life baby? As in, are you guys pregnant?!

Krüll said...

I was wondering the same thing as Ms. Simkins...

Anonymous said...

It is so fun to hear about how Lily is learning so many new words. Kind of funny that she talks under her breath
Mom

Youssef Sleiman said...

Yeah, it's true! We're expecting a second birth in March of '08.

Also - it's weird, but she has better pronounciation when she's muttering than when she's talking "normal" (IE: yelling.)

Amanda said...

Congratulations!!! What a sly way of spreading the news. :)

Krüll said...

Congratulations!

Youssef Sleiman said...

Man... What did we do right to garner so many comments? Was it the list format? Expect more of that!

Lynne' said...

Lily also says "hot" (usually whispered with the h being breathy) she says this when she helps with the dishes and I have to turn the water up for a bit. The other day she said "code" when her hand was in my ice water as she fished out an ice cube.
There were a couple more too, but now I can't remember.
I'd also like to add that if you ask her, "Can you say (insert a word she has said)?" she'll just say, "yeah."

Lynne' said...

Oh, and she does point at my tummy and say, "baby." This usually happens when I'm laying on the floor and I have to remind her not to sit on me. I wish we could put a video on this of her using Youssef as a jungle gym/slide/trampolin/pony