Saturday, August 16, 2008

Allison's Expanding Vocabulary

With her steps into toddlerhood, we are also fast explore with wide and wonderful world of words. Its new words everyday. Here is a list of Allison's current words. (Disclaimer: much like the bible, you should believe this list to be true as far as it is translated correctly)

"Eeeets" - Eat
"Duts" - Duck (as in rubber ducky)
"Ezzzzz" - Please
"Ot" - Out
"Pu pu" - puppy
"Mum Mum" - Mom
"Da Da" - Dad
"Ba ba" - binky
"Mon Mon" - monster (as in "The Monster at the End of This Book")
"Ma ma ma ma ma!" - MORE!

And she signs. We have signs "milk" and "more" (both of which seem to mean "food" to her). She will sometimes tell us "all done". And we're working on "please" and "music."

I'm relatively certain that Allison has more words and signs than this list... Brian and I just haven't figured out their translations yet. Hey... its not like we've got a rosetta stone here! =)


Ben and Katie McKee said...

I love their little language! Its funny and sweet...and can be pretty entertaining. Whenever Emma is hungry she says, "mum mum mum mum" and it gets progressively louder.
We are glad you guys got back safe! I hope school is going well for you...and Brian, too. And give Allison a hug from us.

Laura said...

funny! I did a list like this for Jane, and it was cool to go back the next day and realize there were really twice that many. But like you said, we don't have degrees in translation. One word I never figured out: she'd say "dammut," which certainly looks and sounded like swearing (no, i don't say that!)but we just couldn't figure out what she was saying...

Barbaloot said...

Wow-so much catching up to do! All your Europe adventures look so fun---and I feel bad for Allison that she won't really be able to remember. Guess you'll just have to go again when she's older:)

Good luck with your dress. I'm amazed with your talent...I'm still crocheting basic blankets like the ones we learned in Nauvoo:)