One of Molly's big things is "happy snowman". She wants me to draw pictures of "happy snowman" all the time, she loves going to Costco and seeing the blow up "happy snowman" preparing for Christmas....
But she also creates her own "happy snowman". I wish I'd have taken pictures of all the things she's done to make the "happy snowman" appear. Stacking three cans on top of each other, stacking multiple LEGOS (the top one of course has an eyeball on it because we have a few LEGOS with eyes on them), and she's learned to draw circles and when they stack up nicely she calls it her "happy snowman". Most anything you can stack up in parts becomes a "happy snowman".
Molly's been talking a lot lately. She copies and parrots many things we say but I don't expect her to really understand what she is saying or remember it. But things of great importance...she remembers.
After Leila's birthday.
(Molly goes to the fridge)
Molly: "More milk"
Mom: "You want more milk?"
Molly: "More milk."
(Opens the fridge...and she sees Leila's left over cake)
(Molly points to the cake)
Molly: "Chocolate mousse."
After that vocabulary performance, I couldn't deny her some chocolate mousse cake.
She also makes sure to remember words like "treat" and "cookie".
Two experiences with Leila these past few days....
The other day I looked over at Leila and she was "reading" a book to Molly. I thought, "Oh, that's so cute!" It was a farm animal book that we got from the library. Then I started to listen to the book.
"The cow says 'baaa'.
The goat says 'baaa'.
The horse says 'baaa'."
Oh the stinker...
A few days later Leila was asked to say the prayer. Part of her prayer...
For as little as Molly talks...she sure can communicate.
(Mom's in the bathroom)
(Molly knocks on the door)
Molly: "DA NA NA DA MA MA DA!"
(Molly knocks again)
Mom: "I'm going to the bathroom."
Molly: "DA DA NA NA NA DA MA!"
(Molly knocks again)
Mom: "Molly, you need to wait until I'm done."
But she's especially good at tattle telling...
Molly: "Uh oh" (points)
(Mom looks over and sees Leila)
Mom: "Leila, go clean up please."
(Leila runs back crying)
Molly: "Uh oh. WAAH! No."