Char Char is really talking up a storm these days. He knows a TON of words and is stringing multiple words together ("I see bus" and "Cereal in the bowl," for example). He seems to talk with a lisp when a word ends with the "s" sound. Our favorite new phrase is used when he sees an airplane...he says "plane (which sounds like 'me') in the sky" and then almost always follows it up with "aaaaaalllllll the way over there" complete with a dramatic sweeping hand gesture. Love it!! I'd say we can understand most of what he says, but when we can't understand him, boy does he get frustrated!! He repeats himself until you guess correctly, getting madder and louder each time. Speaking of loud, Charlie seems to somehow have inherited his Uncle Todd's vocal cords - the Child. Is. Loud!
Charlie knows most of his animals, but still refers to many of them by the sound they make rather than their names. For example, he refers to cows as "moos," horses as "neighs" and sheep as "baaas." We've started working on colors, but so far I've only heard him correctly identify blue. Could have something to do with his big brother's obsession with that color... This video doesn't quite show off his animal-naming skills, but you can see his little personality and his stellar dance moves...
|Charlie loves his Papa Lang!|
Another little video - just having fun with Daddy. This captures one of our favorite things Charlie does. When he's playing on our bed, he'll get really still and then say "oooooohhhhhhh" and then dramatically fall down. Too cute: