I thought it would be a good idea to write down a little bit about Amelie's language development before she gets too big and we forget. Here are a couple of things going on right now:
Amelie knows lots and lots of words. Sometimes it's hard to figure out exactly what she's saying ("water" sounds more like "agua" than anything else), but she talks all the time.
She says a few simple sentences. Yesterday, she spilled water on me and said "Mama shirt wet." and then "Water mama shirt." I told her that's what "wet" means, and she said "Oh, okay."
She's started giving compliments, saying "Dada nice," "Baby nice," "Schroeder nice," "Amelie nice," etc. etc. etc.
I haven't caught anything longer than 4 words yet ("More orange juice, please"), but several follow a Subject-Verb-Object construction:
"Mama eat waffle."
"Mama brush hair." - I was brushing Ameile's hair at the time.
"Mama kick ball." - This was a command.
"Amelie pee potty." - This was to let us know that she needed to go.
"Amelie shut door."
She says "please" and "thank you," unprompted (most of the time).
She says "Come" like it's a spell. Lying in bed with me, she said "Dada, come!" and Dada came. Then she shouted "Schroeder, come!" and Schroeder came, too. Then she said "Monkey, come!" But no monkeys appeared.
She has told one lie and asked one question, "Dada doing?" (she's asked this a few times, meaning "What is Daddy doing?")
She knows several colors, two shapes (heart and star), most body parts, tons of animals and animal sounds (the cutest one is when she says "Hee-Haw" for a donkey).