this is a post all about how incredible Kahree is at talking. that's it. nothing else. all I'm going to write about is all her cute little words and how smart she is. if that's not what you're into you'll probably be pretty bored. but this is my blog and I write what I want. ha!
first and foremost, her favorite word is "pepper." it is usually the first thing she says every day and it is the word she uses the most times per day.
every other dog she sees she calls "puppy." she loves every single one, real or cartoon, pictures, YouTube, big and small.
whenever she sees a wolf she has a precious little howling noise that she uses. it doesn't apply to foxes, she thinks foxes growl. which is probably accurate but I am surprised she can tell the difference.
when she sees bunnies we taught her to breathe in and out of her nose really fast, it's the cutest thing ever. ever.
she used to say "at" to refer to all cats. she doesn't anymore. she says "meow." i am serious. she recognizes and acknowledges every one but refuses to say cat anymore. even if I say cat she responds with meow. I don't know why, I just know it's amazing.
she knows which animals growl, like bears and lions. she's pretty good at imitating the unrealistic pig and horse sounds in her new barnyard toy. she knows owls say "hoohoo" and an according to her elephants make a high pitch raspberry sound. frogs don't say "ribbit," she literally makes a croaking sound. she makes all the appropriate sounds immediately whenever she spots the corresponding animal. if she sees a new animal she likes sometimes she goes crazy combining all the sounds she knows trying to find the right one.
she says "hi" and "hey" and "bye." if I call her name sometimes she says "what?"
she uses "uh-oh" in perfect context. like every time she drops something, on purpose or accidentally. or when she finds something on the ground that shouldn't be there.
this isn't a specific word but I feel like it's good communication, if I see her pick up a potential choking hazard (usually left there by pepper) I ask her what she's got there. and she always, always brings them to me with great haste, as if to say "I found something dangerous, quick! dispose of it!"
whenever she sees pictures of Jesus she just completely lights up. she waves and says "hi jeez!" over and over. it makes me melt.
when I stopped nursing her I started bringing her attention to belly buttons to help distract her from the you-know-whats close by. I poked her belly button all the time while making raspberry sounds. then one day she saw a picture of a baby in a diaper and she pointed at his belly and made a raspberry sound. now she thinks all belly buttons need to be addressed and raspberried at, especially mine and Craig's. when no one else is around she gives us zerburts (anyone else know what those are?) if I ask her where her belly button is she lifts up her shirt and I think that is the funniest of all.
speaking of babies, she loves them. she says "hi baby!" over and over. even the ones bigger than her. the fastest way to cheer her up is to pull up a picture of a baby on my phone. can't tell what her cut off date for being a baby is, she calls a lot of toddlers babies but not all of them. maybe if they have too much hair she doesn't consider them babies anymore.
she loves her dady. when he's at work she looks for the pictures of him on my phone and when I show them to her she says "dad-dee" so many times. my name is "mom-mom" but she doesn't say it hardly at all. and then only if she's yelling at me for doing something that upsets her, like changing her clothes.
she says "mmm, mmm, mmmmm" when she's eating something she likes. she says "no" when we stand at the fridge and I point at all the things to drink until we find the one she wants, then she says "yeah." she doesn't say yeah for many other things, but she always manages to say it in the right context. the only other time she says "no" is when she's helping me scold pepper. which is amazing.
she says please when we make her, before giving her a bite of something, usually. lately she's also been saying thank you in those cases, but sometimes she says "please thank you!" all at once, before receiving whatever she's asking for. the only other time she says please is in a desperate scream when we're doing something for her own good that she does not enjoy, like putting her in a carseat. I think that's pretty hilarious.
she calls her grandpa Clint "pop-pop." that's the only other I can think of that she knows.
she LOVES balls. tennis balls, basket balls, even oranges and apples can induce her habit of saying "ball, ball, ball, ball" at least ten times. it's nuts. sometimes I'm like yes, a see the ball/avocado/egg. calm down. and then other times i remember to not be a jerk. she used to say "buh" for book but not lately, maybe she just cares to much about balls to have time for books.
she knows dinosaurs roar. she can also say dinosaur, but just barely. it sounds more like "die sir."
snakes say "ssssssss." and so do scorpions. not sure about that one.
I forgot that she also calls pretty much any cute animal that she doesn't already know the name or sound of "baby."
she says "draw" whenever she gets crayons at a restaurant or when she plays with the little chalk board in her room.
just this week, right after getting her brand new big girl sneakers from her gigi and pop-pop, she learned how to say "shoe." the first two time where as clear as day. now she mostly just says "chew," or something, but she says it almost every time I prompt her. I thought she was going to learn to say "cracker" this week too, but no luck. maybe next week.
that's all I can remember right now. are you super impressed? I am, every day. she's the best.