Monday, April 19, 2010

Lily and Language

 For some reason blogger won't let me put in any photo's.  I will try to put one later.
Lily has been home here in the United States for just a little over 8 weeks.  She amazes me everyday with the language that she is learning.  Just this week she started putting many sentences together, more than I will even be able to remember to put here.  But, I thought that I would put down as many as I can remember.  Lily and the girls are on the patio coloring right now so I can hear what they are saying so many of these are from what I am hearing right now and many of them or the more negative things that she learned first.

 "Get off of my chair!" and "Don't touch me!" I hear quite often along with "I know that!"
She can name all of the Disney Princesses.  And can give you the name of all of the toys.  She really has too many nouns now for me to count.

"Wait a minute" is another favorite and the expression, "Oh man"  (I didn't even know that I said that, but after hearing her say it I realized that I do much to my dislike of that expression)

"Give to me."  "Help you" (She uses this for Help me and Help you),
"I don't like...." and a new one today "I can't do it"

"What are you doing?" ( I hear this one all of the time.)  If Mike is not hear she also asks, "What is Daddy doing."

"Shut the door and open the door" are still favorites but now she is using shut and open for other things as well.

She can name all body parts.

She says "I'm sorry" when I tell her to, but not always willingly.
"Excuse me" is a new one.
"Thank you Mommy" or "Thank you Daddy" breaks my heart when she uses it for the things that my other children just expect. Like helping her put a shirt on etc.

"Only one", she hears this a lot for candy or dessert.

"Hold on" "Don't do that"
"My..........." and "Mine", probably the thing I hear the most.

"Where is your....?"
"I'm first"
"Mommy, brush my hair."

Everybody  (She uses this to tell the toys that are to be shared by all)

"Emma make you one"
"You can use my ...."

She can say opposites if I give her one, "Big" "Little"

"Thats o.k., try"

She can tell what has more or less.

"I ask Emma", When she finally learned to ask to borrow something.

"Her scissors right here"
"Daddy kiss me"

"I want these ..."

"Meilynn, this one?"

"Lets go outside, ride bikes, swing....."

She sings several songs, her favorites are a song she learned at Church, Baby Beluga, 5 Little Ducks and a Chinese song that she learned hear, Ni Hao.

"Lets go"

When we get in the car and it is hot she says, "Mommy, hot".

There are so many more and now they are coming faster everyday.  She loves to laugh and is the happiest little thing.


Kristi said...

I bet that "Daddy kiss me" is one of your hubby's favorites to hear!

Jennifer Taylor said...

Oh my goodness!!! She is doing so wonderful! Lyla isn't speaking nearly as much as Lily...her time will come I'm sure! We are beginning to notice that she has quit using Chinese so much. She only uses it when she gets really excited about something, or if she really wants to get her point across!

Eileen said...


I had lost track of your blog and just saw the link over on the NHBO site. HOLY COW! You have a new daughter?! And your other girls have grown so much! Lily sounds like she's doing great and adjusting so well. I'm sure she adores her new family.

So glad I could catch up!

Eileen and Maya

P.S. Did you hear about Maya's good news?

Anonymous said...

She is doing GREAT!!! But don't forget the most important thing she says and of course my very favorite...
Juuuuuulllllieeeeeeeee! as she is running towards me to give me a hug!!!!
Love that girl
Love all those girls

friend Julie