In addition to journaling about what the girls do each week, I always planned on writing about funny things the girls say and do... Now that Leah is mostly understandable, I'd imagine that there will be a ton to write about in the coming months :)
So here is a collection of some common Leah words and phrases. Sorry if this ends up as a Leah brag-a-thon. She is pretty cool, though, and I want to make sure we remember all of this. :)
Right now, Leah uses the phrases "find it" and "on the ground" quite a bit. Many of her rambling sentences sound like "babyababya FINDIT! FINDIT! ooooh on the ground on the ground."
When she hurts herself, it's very important to her that she explain as best she can what happened. This often sounds like a large rambly sentence with yelled things like "CLUNKED!" "ON THE GROUND!" "HEAD", etc. sprinkled in. She also usually re-enacts the crash as well.
Recently, Leah has started to say "that's funny" or "that's not funny" to mean "that's good" or "that's not good." So, if you ask her if she'd like some broccoli for dinner, she'll say "that's NOT funny." If you ask her if she'd like tortellini, she'll say "that's FUNNY." Not sure at all where this came from.
Another great Leah phrase is "that's all better." Many times, she actually means it - for example, if she complains about the carseat buckle being too tight and I readjust it, she'll say "that's all better." Which is awesome. She also says it to mean "stop bothering me" as in, if I'm trying to put her clothes on and she feels like it's taking too long, she'll say "that's all better" and run away.
Leah knows most animal names now, as well as the sounds they make. If she doesn't know what sound they make (like a giraffe), she says their name in a funny voice. Worked for Pokemon.
She also sings many of the letters in the ABC song - C, G, "blahblahblahblahP", V, Z and ME.
She's learning to count, as well. She won't count on her own, but if you say "1" she'll say "2". If you say "1, 2" she'll say "3" all the way up to 5.
Leah also knows many opposites. If you say "up" she'll say "down". She knows up/down, clean/dirty, heavy/light, front/back, awake/asleep, and near/far.
Lastly, she talks about Rory Kate a lot. She calls her "Rory K" most of the time, and is quick to tell me when "Rory K sad" or "Rory K mad".