Monday, September 7, 2009

This Summer we ....

added a lot of words to our vocabulary here are some recent phrases words and conversations between my boys:

Eli (while playing with their trains and track): "I on da bridge".
Alex responds: No, tunnel (points to tunnel) this is bridge (points to bridge).

Well thank you, Mr. Smarty Pants! I sat there in shock that he knew what a tunnel was AND that my children just had such a big boy conversation. I explained the conversation to Jared when he got home and he said "I told him what a tunnel was last night." Amazing. I recently read an article about how when fathers make it a point to talk to their children it greatly increases their vocabulary because they will talk to them about different things than mom just based upon different interests. SO COOL!

Recently, I watched Mindy's two girls and Eli took a liking to Kayla's teddy bear. He slept with it, had snack with it and watched his video. I had to draw the line at bathing with it.


While we sat and had yogurt for snack teddy sat on the table and Eli said "You get your feet off the table, teddy, right now!". He has also placed many more demands upon Teddy. Poor Teddy is barked at on a regular basis. This makes me feel bad but they are two and I am having to redirect and correct them often right now so I guess it is only natural that he re-enact this with his teddy bear.

They are also encouraging one another which warms my heart. Alex laid back in the tub last night and kind of floated on his back and Eli said "good job Alex!" They also tell Jared and I this. Jared drank from his glass recently at dinner and was told "good job, Daddy!"

In the midst of all the "MINE, MINE, MINE's!" they are sharing from time to time although infrequently and we are attempting to learn about taking turns.

I guess all the "no, no's" pay off but yikes sometimes I feel like that is all that I say. They have started to parent one another with these words. "No, no alice (Alex)" is Eli's most commonly used phrase currently.

Another phrase that they have gotten down pat is "I not like it" or Eli's statement this week was "I can't like nappy noodles (naps), I can't like it". :)

A few other words they are saying incorrectly that I thoroughly enjoy are:

nola bar~granola bar
(this quickly became the way that Jared and I refer to the granola bar also)
habit- as in "I habit?" (have it)
shoes tennis~Eli held a tennis shoe up to me and declared this.

I recently sang "tee dum tee dee a teedle dum tee day" to them from Peter Pan and they think it is the funniest thing they have ever heard.

I also recently introduced them to the "guess what? chicken butt! guess who? chicken poo, guess why? chicken thigh" thing (mature, I know) to them recently and they broke into fits of laughter. I knew they'd LOVE it but the funny part came when I over heard Eli in his room saying "guess who? chicken butt!" and then laughing hysterically.

Recently I heard the boys in their room doing what I can only imagine is the toddler version of "tastes great, less filling" Eli yells "Hot dog" and Alex yells back "ketchup". They did this several times. Um, O.K.

This past weekend we were at Bed, Bath and Beyond and Jared found the massage chairs. I turned a corner and spotted my husband enjoying one and of course hopped into the one next to him while the boys were both in carts. When Jared got up I tried the one that he was in and I declared "ohhhh Mama!" Eli corrected me by saying "no, he NOT mama, his name is daddy." It was cute.

They are big into loving things. They regularly declare "I lub (love) pizza", "I lub Daddy" etc., etc,

They also donned boxes on their heads this week and we taught them "I am a robot, I'm talking like a robot".



Yeah, I definitely have a love/hate relationship with this age. It is hysterical at times but sometimes it leaves me hysterical :)


Alicia said...

cute!! isn't it so fun watching them grow up! listening to their interaction is always so amusing! and i just love the silly ways they pronounce words...its so cute!

Beth P. said...

Wow! Thank you for the tip on having dad talk to the little one to expand the vocab, that makes complete sense, though isn't so obvious (not to me at least...).

They sound like they never let a dull moment pass by!

journey to ivf said...

this is our first time to visit here. hi!!!!
i love the boys 'boxed in' look. so cute!!!

twins! how exciting it must be.

nice to meet ya.

Becky said...

The world of talking opens so many new doors doesn't it?!?

It is so fun getting to understand and enjoy Summer even more now that she can talk:)

Liz said...

aww this post was so cute. I love to read their new vocabulary, but it makes me sad in a way that we are so far behind in speech. Getting there but not quite where your boys are. Just beginning to put two words together now. Feel blessed! When they don't have the speech it is so hard to deal with.

Kschenke said...

At least they are slowly learning to be polite without you needing to tell them.

I want to have kids someday, but I'm deathly afraid something will go wrong and they'll turn into monsters and I'll have to go onto one of those nanny shows to get some essence of my life back.

Stephanie said...

I love it!! Listen to kids learning to talk is the best. Tanner is learning all kinds of new words. (some with plenty of attitude) Had fun the other night. We will have to do it again.

Jodi Renshaw said...

I love this post ... and though I only have the one boy (for now) ... I totally "get" it! I too am hysterical some days ... and not in a good way.


Erin Bassett said...

How cute! That's my favorite age.

Stopping by from SITS.

Melissa B. said...

Sounds like they're ready for the Gifted & Talented program...Love the Superior Snaps!

This Mama Rocks said...

Cute! Just dropping by from SITS. Your boys look so happy, its so cute! I just launched a blog for moms a couple weeks ago. You should come by and check it out.

Kaibee said...

Awww!!! Cute! Really really cute! I love baby talk and how they pronounce words incorrectly and we love that!! We say it over and over and over again!!!

Anonymous said...

My granddaughter began calling Crocs shoes "Bubbas" when she was a bit over one. We have no idea why. We still call them "Bubbas."

:::visiting from SITS:::

...Mrs. Southern Bride... said...

Aww! Fun pictures!!! :D

Theta Mom said...

Love the talking robot pictures! And it sounds like they are really doing well with their vocabulary! I love meeting new mom bloggers, just found you from SITS! Look forward to reading more. ;)

jennie.newland said...

Isn't two a fun age! My little one is two also, and some of the stuff that they find to get into, and can say just amazes me! Dropping by from SITS, Happy SITS Saturday!

♥ Teresa ♥ said...

Hi, I'm stopping by from SITS. Oh how I miss this age. My girls are all either grown or almost grown and I'm really missing those days. I know right now they may seem a bit challenging at times but in a few years you will long for those fun days when they laughed and played so freely. I encourage you to either print your blog posts or write these things in a journal. That way you can read it all again one day and share it with the boys when they are older. You all will truly cherish it.

I hope you and your precious family are enjoying a wonderful weekend!



Teresa <><

Debbie said...

How adorable and what great memories to have.

Anonymous said...

What great words! What great conversations! They stick in your mind! I remember "my daddy 'nores." And my oldest son's first joke: Knock Knock-Who's there-Up there. Then he'd laugh hysterically. Of course, 15 years later, I was laughing hysterically when he rolled his eyes at the same joke when I was having memory moment.

I love the info about dad's increasing conversations. Dads use such different langauge than moms!

What a perfect post:)

designer said...

Thanks for the visit n comment on my blog :)

My twin boys are almost 6 y.o. now.. Enjoy the ride!

The Blonde Duck said...

Popped in from SITS to say hi!

Farmgirl Paints said...

Those years were hard for me too. Cute pics. See all you need are some boxes and they are tickled pink:)