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Fancy Words, Insects & Magic

I’ve been a bit lax in noting notable sayings & doings this week. And I have a bad, although selective, memory  – which is half the reason for my doing this blog-hop, & actually my blog in general.

Ellie I think has produced her most comprehensive sentence yet: “Jake & Ellie like jumping in puddles”. Makes me proud!

And she also excelled herself in sophisticated use of language. Pointing to the Mummy’s juice she said: “Yours”. A possessive personal pronoun! See above for my reaction…

It’s fantastic that their language is coming on so well. Ellie is getting to be a little chatterbox, & Jake is a great talker too. His pronunciation & vocabulary aren’t as good but what he lacks there he easily compensates for with his sociability & use of signs & gestures. We feel like we have two little adults here with us now, not just cute but insensible little babies. We can actually have proper little conversations with them, it’s great!

Ellie often grabs my hand so I can join her in a “Tea Party” she’s having; Jake does too. He does so though often to show me something that he’s been trying to tell me about: for instance when in the garden he spotted a tiny caterpillar hanging on a thread from a leaf, which I think was cocooning itself, & a bumble bee he saw flying around.

I also get dragged off the sofa to do “Tree Fu”magic with him. Recently he seems to have decided that the moves are too fiddly, sits down & leaves me prancing about by myself, saying “Ouch” a lot… Kids, eh!

This is for Chris’ ‘Things They Say & Do’ blog hop at her ‘Thinly Spread’ blog. Why not have a look at the other posts there, it’s a great read!

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4 thoughts on “Fancy Words, Insects & Magic

    • Yeah I do too, actually! Great animation, David Tennant & the rest are great, & for the first time in my life I think I might fancy a butterfly / girl / whatever the hell she is. (It’s the accent…).

      Jake is a scream. Just about everywhere he goes now he waves his arms around shouting “Go!” doing Tree-Fu magic on everyone

    • Yes I am too! It was funny tonight : we ate outside & Ellie was complaining that she was a bit cold, so Jake & I were doing a Tree-Fu ‘warming’ spell on her (that we made up), & she played along pretending that it had worked! He was also helping the ‘planes overhead to fly…

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