Saturday, November 17, 2007

A Rose by any other name would be especially cute if Cora said it...

Forgive the long time between blogging, but having a toddler keeps us much busier than an infant. Cora is practically running these days and into everything and the Christmas tree isn't up yet, so... We're having lots of fun, though, especially now that she is talking more. Lots of jibberjabbering going on here, but everynow and then we hear something that sounds like a real word. There are the obvious: byebye, hey, Dada, PawPaw. Lately, she's been surprising us with some especially cute things. She has decided to call dogs "BayBay" after Bailey, the dog at the sitter's. Sometimes she'll say "Puppa" for puppy, too. She's very fond of "Kikis" or "key kahs" which are kittycats. (Have to get over that one, because a cat we will never have. ) "Baws"(balls) are some of her favorite toys. And, she also enjoys calling her "YaYa", "Gawdy"(granny, as of this morning), Annie and Nanny on the phone to say "Hey!" and "ByeBye!" Recently, the princess changed the queen mum's name and began calling me "Bob". Now, we're getting a more recognizable "Mom-mom". (Thank the Lord!)

We've been working with Cora on calling people by their names. We'll point at ourselves and say "Mommy" or "Daddy" and try to get her to say it. Then, we'll point at her and say "Cora" in hopes she'll say her own name. This morning at breakfast, she showed us some things she'd learned. I started the routine

"Cora, say 'Dada'."


"Goood! Say "Mommy".

"Momm mom".

"Goood! Say PawPaw"


"Oh, you're so smart! Say Granny."

"Gaw duh".

"Yesss. Say Cora."

She pointed at her chest and said "Cuh duh".

"Good girl!! Say Cora."

She pointed at her nose and said "Cuh duh". She's getting to be such a big girl!!!

We're so proud of you, Cuh duh!


Tooz said...

Just tell Cuh duh that Gaw duh loves her.

Anonymous said...

Teach her to say "holly". That's important.