Evelyn is really getting to be a talker. My favorite things that she’s learned to say lately are multiple word words like “Watsome!” for “I want some!” and “Ayego!” for “I want to go.” She has learned to say “uh huh” for yes the last week or so too, which is hilarious. She used to say “uh uh” for both yes and no, and she’d say “no” for both yes and no. There were two ways to figure out which one she really meant. One was to see if she was grinning madly when she said “uh uh.” If so, she meant yes. The other way was to say “yes?” with a big grin after she said “no” and if she said “sss” then she meant yes. The funny thing about saying “uh huh” though is that she does the intonation as if she were saying “uh uh” so she starts out high and gets lower, so it sounds kind of like she’s saying “uh uh” only higher pitched, with her mouth open and while grinning. Okay, so that whole thing didn’t translate into written speech so well, but I promise it’s cute.
She has a lot of words that she says, but most of them she only says the last sound. Thus babywipes are “ss,” orange is “ch,” etc, which means most words actually are “ss” because I pluralize things and she only picks up the s at the end. She does have some real words she says though, and her favorites are applesauce “asosauce!” and candy “tany” or “ta-ee.” She also say “I do!” and “me!” when someone asks “Do you want —-?” even if we’re not talking to her.
Evelyn has been a little excited about Avery’s patches that she wears on her eye every day. This morning Evelyn found a sticker, played with it for a minute and then stuck it on her eye and said “ch!” (patch). She’s also very excited about hair and anytime she sits on Grandma’s lap they have to have a hair discussion in which Evelyn points to Grandma’s hair and says “shush” which means hair (It comes from “brush,” she’s very excited about brushes) and they have to talk about hair for a minute and then we can move on to something else.
She’s a pretty clever little munchkin. She can get her own socks on and was trying pretty hard to get her shoes on yesterday. She also managed to strip herself down to her diaper this morning while I was in the shower.
Yesterday we found some sunglasses that Evelyn got when she was born from a friend and that we accidentally left here in Texas. Evelyn has been putting them on, usually upside down, and then running around the house poking everyone on the leg and saying “me!” until they notice her and tell her how nice her sunglasses are.
I took Evelyn for her 18 month check up just before Thanksgiving. She weighs 9050 grams and is 71 cm long. I think she’s still pretty small.