Oh boy, where do I start? Daniel is such a talker. In fact, I would say that he talks 95% of the time he is awake. And not just little talk, but big, big talk. With big, big sentences. He keeps us constantly in stitches and also constantly answering questions. Here are some of his favorite sayings and some of the interesting questions we have received from him lately.
"That sounds like a great idea."
"I didn't mean to do it Mommy." (of course not!)
"Everyone, stop talking!"
"I love you to the sky and back."
"Can cars go on train tracks?" - This one surprised me.
"Because" - as if that is an answer to my question!
"10 minutes to nap/bed time Mommy" If I don't give a warning he reminds me!
"Is Papa here, Mommy" and if I answer "yes" he says "Yippee!"
"I coughed and coughed and coughed" - he's had a sinus infection which we are now treating with an antibiotic from the doctor.
There is much, much more, but those are some of the more memorable or recent!
Daniel also received his first real progress report from daycare. He received Yes's on all items except for 2 that he received Some's on. The two items were organization as he could organize groups of colors but did not organize the toy bins properly. I laughed because even though Daniel is a helper and will clean up, he won't organize at home either! However when they asked him to try again, he got it right (cars with cars, buses with buses, etc.) His other Some was for what they called receptive language as in when they ask a more vague question can he answer. He would always hesitate and then eventually get it right. The teacher did assure me that all the children got a Some in that category, so I am not going to worry. She also said Daniel was probably the best at articulating words and hence the most understandable in the class!!
Finally - We are in the process of getting ready for vacation!! We are heading to the panhandle of Florida in just about a week and a half! We are so excited. If anyone is going to be in the panhandle the week of August 8th - let us know!!! I can't wait for a week of beach, sun and sand!! On the way back, we're looking forward to spending a night with two fellow adoptive families!!
And alas - the legos - finally a big hit in our house. We tried them initially when Daniel came home, but discovered he was just too young for them, so I brought them back upstairs about a month or so ago and now they are a constant source of entertainment. Of course notice he LOVES the ones with wheels!!