Sunday, March 21, 2010

A Few of Her Favorite Things

Bailey amazes me everyday with the new words that she has learned. I have to guess a lot of the time about what exactly she's saying, but that doesn't stop her from trying. She is like a sponge and absorbs everything that she sees and hears. I taped her this morning talking about her favorite food--pancakes or panpakes as she likes to say it. I have to become better at recording her saying the words in her cute two year old way before she realizes it's incorrect and fixes it. So here's Bailey talking about a few of her favorite foods:

Here are a couple other funny stories about what Bailey is saying these days:

1) Bailey thinks it's really funny to call me Kaci. While we were driving to daycare on Thursday, she started calling me Kaci. I thought she might be saying crazy, but when I looked back at her she was pointing right at me smiling. She kept chanting, "Kaci, Kaci, Kaci," and laughing. Once I convinced her that my name is Mommy she moved on to Brian. She said, "Briiiiaaaaannnn!" (like she was screaming but in a quiet voice). The next thing she said was, "Whhhhhhhhhaaaaaaatttt!" I started laughing immediately. She was mimicking what she hears at home. When I'm upstairs and trying to ask Brian a question while he's downstairs, I shout his name. Usually Brian will just shout, "What?" to see what it is that I need, so Bailey was just repeating what she hears. I was laughing so hard! I asked her what she said and she just repeated the whole conversation. I thought it was so funny, that I called Brian and put him on speaker to hear what she said.

2) Last week Brian had to pick up Bailey from my mom and dad's house one day. When he got to the house, my mom was just commenting to him how quickly she is learning new words. My mom said to Brian, "It's so amazing what words she can say. She's like a parrot." Bailey then turned to Brian and said, "Like a parrot!" I just need to teach her how to say, "Polly want a cracker?"

3) Toni and Keri were playing with Bailey one day last week. Toni did something and blurted out, "Dang it!" Toni immediately retracted the comment, but Bailey didn't let it go unnoticed. She started marching around the room saying, "Dang it, dang it!" On Saturday Keri and I were hanging out when Bailey started saying something that we couldn't understand. After a few times, I realized that she was in fact saying, "Dang it!" She doesn't know what it means, but thinks that it's funny. I report this story not to incriminate Toni, but just to remember the funny things she says :)

Needless to say, Bailey is very observant these days and picks up on things really quickly. A few things that she does that amaze me are: count to ten (for some reason she doesn't like 5 and 6), sing the ABCs (you can understand most of the letters), sing Happy Birthday (minus the word birthday), and she has the best "happy face" ever. Even when she does something that she knows she shouldn't do, how can you get super mad at a face as cute as this?


Erin Hoy said...

I love it! Bailey is so freaking cute! Ryan will also call his dad BEN - but it's usually followed by Ben DON'T... must hear that a lot at home?!?! :) haha

Toni said...

I love her pampcakes!!! Ha. And I am sorry about dang it...I guess it could have been worse right? Your blog is all about Bailey. Put some cute pictures of YOU up...and if you dont have any, take some.

kerimaemiller said...

o i love pampakes!!

Lissy said...

Ha ha! Lily started saying "Oh, man!" when I blurted it out one night after realizing I was brushing her teeth with my own toothbrush. I was sick, which only made it worse. It's so funny to hear her say it now when different things go wrong. I am loving hearing her talking to herself when she is playing - it is so cute to see what she picks up. I am so amazed by how much these tiny people understand. Bailey is so cute in her little pea coat!

Bliss & Gary said...

I love this last picture of Bailey! Darling tiny girl, big cup! It looks giant in her little hands.
Love it!