Saturday, November 20, 2010

Is this her veterinarian stage?

Cameron's language development is phenomenal. I can't count the number of words she knows (granted, only DH and I recognize a lot of them) but she is picking up one or two a day. Just today she learned the word "match" when I put her hair in a ponytail like mine. She also wanted to match me by wearing her sweatshirt and sneakers. Too cute!

A few pictures from warmer days in October. Here Cameron feeds carrots to the goats.

As you can see, she loved it. She fed both goats and then moved on to the rabbits. I am pretty sure we weren't supposed to be feeding the animals but at least it was just carrots.
Cameron has also been obsessed with wagons lately. I'm on the fence about getting one because I just don't think we'd use it that much. She pulled her pumpkin a good 100 feet before I took back over.

Cameron loves animals. No fear, regardless of whether it has feathers, fur or scales. We have been reinforcing that love with an increase in her vocabulary. When we were in Hilton Head, I picked up a box of picture cards. I took this video of DH "quizzing" Cameron on the cards. It is in two parts because like most kids, as soon as I said something and she realized we were filming her she decided not to do it any more. Cameron either knows the correct word, sound or gesture associated with the 16 animals in the deck. Check out her hand gestures for the word crab. Adorable!

I don't want to brag but I'm pretty impressed with Cameron's language development. Now on to sentences! When can I expect that to start?


drew said...

Oooh. I can't wait! We got Joel to say "Moo" two days ago. He pointed at a cow, said his "aadat" (which means What's that?), I told him Cow and asked What does a Cow say? And he actually said Moo! I could not believe it. Needless to say we have asked him 1,000 times since. But, the point of my story is it is so exciting when they catch onto things. You must be so thrilled to see a new thing everyday!

Mommy, Esq. said...

Ned and Penny were saying "ug-gug-gug" for elephant until about 2 weeks ago so I'm impressed with her pronunciation of that one!

Miss Madison's Mommy said...

That is awesome! She's so bright! Madison is what you would call 'fast to walk slow to talk' ha! she has a few words, but doesn't seem to really care to play the talking games, like repeating words or reading books. she has the shortest attention span ever :) I'm not too worried, she'll do it when she is ready. Cameron is definitely ahead of the game, she will be talking sentences in no time!!