I thought I would use this space today to record some of the funny, adorable, weird things that Dominic says and does. Why? Because it's my blog and I can. :) Also, because I keep meaning to write it into his baby book, but I forget, then I look at it and it doesn't have a space for it so then I would have to put it in the margins and that kind of messes with the tiny little bit of OCD-ness that I have.
Dominic's vocabulary is really expanding, sometimes I think that he doesn't say much until I'm listing some of the things he says. He loves being outside and swinging and sliding. He can say "slide" and most people would know what he was saying. But, we kept hearing him say "ness?" and couldn't figure it out (he also says "mess" very clearly so we thought it was that for a while) until I noticed he mostly says it when getting into or out of the car when he desperately wants to go out back and swing. So apparently "ness" means swing. He will repeat it after you say "swing". And it is definitely one of his favorite things to do!
[caption id="attachment_571" align="aligncenter" width="2048" caption="Although it's getting increasingly hard to get him to smile for a picture."][/caption]
He can say "sandal" but it sounds more like "dannndal" and he thinks anything on someone's feet are sandals. Socks, shoes, doesn't matter, to him they are "dannndal".
He has been saying "thank you" when you give him something for a long time now, probably since he was about 13 months old. But he hasn't figured out "you're welcome", usually that results in him saying "thank you" again. Instead, when he is handing you something he will happily say "thank you" and thrust it into your hands.
He can say "ball", "bath", "buh-bye", and "balloon" but that sounds like "maaaalllooon" for some reason. Interesting enough, he has the weirdest word substitutions. For "phone" he says "mone" and for flower he says "be-ow" and for "spoon" it is "pooooosh".
He hasn't got any colors down except for "yellow" which he can say and even often pick out. It might be because we are a SpongeBob house. :-/ Dominic says "buh-bob" and "ratrick" which also sounds like what he says when he's trying to say "cracker" so you have to just know what he wants at the time. He says "buh-bob" when he sees anything square and yellow, and he says "ratrick" when he sees any star. It's so cute. But also probably means we should expand his viewing.
He still usually just asks for a "bite" when he's hungry, but has started calling everything "pizza". Probably we eat too much pizza, but hey, we're an Italian household. :) He usually says "bite" when he wants a drink so the only way to know if he actually wants a drink is if you offer him food and he pushes it away.
He won't attempt to say his own name or Christopher's, but says "momma" and "daddy". Often he says "daddy" whenever he sees any guy anywhere. Apparently the only man he thinks exists is his daddy. :) Whenever he sees Christopher after he wakes up or has been gone he says "baaaaby awwww bababababy". I think he likes him.
And now, more cute pictures. :)
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[caption id="attachment_573" align="aligncenter" width="2048" caption="Lately he's been climbing into the front seat when I set him in the car and don't strap him down right away."][/caption]