Halia’s language skills really started taking off just before Gran and Buddy arrived. It’s so fun to hear her picking up new words everyday, and regularly using two- or three-word sentences. Sometimes her baby talk is so sweet, I half wish she won’t learn the right way to say them for a while yet.
In order to preserve some of the sweetness, here is a sample of her favourite baby expressions. See if you can guess what they mean.
- Dun dun!
- Bla-blo (hint: it’s a fruit)
- Ba-ba-ee (also a fruit)
- Deddy (another fruit — Halia loves fruit!)
- Up-a-ba (heh, you’ll never get that one!)
- Bush (with a short “u”, as in “bun”)
I can’t quite recall how she says piano, but I do know it’s adorable.
Oh, there’s so much to say about my little whirlwind (who broke a temple off my glasses yet again, by the way!). Like how she loves both broccoli AND cauliflower. Like how she’s constantly been roaring these past few days, pretending to be a scary tiger (which makes Jade run away). How she uses the potty (almost every time) when we let her run naked, yet wets her pants in minutes if she isn’t diapered. How she plays with Jade, taking turns, or sometimes not, and how they’ll say sorry and kiss to make up. How she wacks her head and shouts “Hat!” whenever we go out and I don’t give her all her required items fast enough. How independent she is. How she sings five or six different tunes, no words, of course, but perfectly in key.
That little monkey makes life so much more challenging… and so much brighter at the same time.