Although Colin still relies heavily on emphatic pointing, nodding or shaking his head, and various sounds to communicate, it's pretty cute to watch him discover language.
He seems to get stuck on the first sound of words. For instance, the words dad, dog, duck, and done are all represented by "da". Thank goodness for context!
He can also say:
Jesus, or "gee"
cookie, or "ck"
"Shoe" is probably his favorite word/item. He will pick up a pair of my shoes and follow me around the house saying "shoe" because he wants me to put them on so we can go outside. Anytime we're at a shoe store or at someone else's house and he sees shoes, he picks them up and tries to put them on. Last week Grandma Ann bought him a new pair of shoes and he now proudly shows them to anyone who asks him about them.
"Cheese" is his second favorite word. This kid loves his dairy. Aside from grapes, cheese and yogurt are his favorite foods. He refers to all mealtimes as "cheese," he loves grilled cheese sandwiches, and although he likes string cheese, he prefers either shredded or sliced cheese.
Sorry, no pictures with this post, but check back next week!