Friday, July 23, 2010


Carter has been working on expanding his vocabulary lately

This past weekend he managed to say “Good girl” in reference to Athena. He also refers to Athena as “Ner”. We call her Thener (amongst other things) often so this is where that came from.

Speaking of Athena, Carter tries sooo hard to get her to play with him. Last week he followed her around the house with one of her toys, but she succeeded in avoiding him.

This is not because she does not like him though. Any of you who know Athena also know that she has her own “personality” and long with that comes her list of priorities. Sometimes even I don’t fit on that list.

Yesterday, Athena decided that she had an opening in her schedule so she proceeded to repeatedly shove her tug-o-war toy into his face/chest. Carter quickly got upset as his response was not quite as fast as her thrusts & prods (maybe this was Athena’s original intention all along…annoy the little person).

After that dust settled, Carter found her collar hanging near the door. He grabbed it and then walked around the house shaking it and yelling “A!” (which is the other name that he calls her). She remained hidden, but Carter wasn't too upset as the jingling of the collar was entertainment enough.

Other times we think we hear him say sentences, but we assign ourselves to the decision that they were just random sounds that coincidentally accompanied certain events (well, that's the "official" statement...I still believe in what he said).

Our favorite so far is:

“Why’d you do that?”

1 comment:

  1. I think Carter might be right on track vocabulary wise. The adults need to start improving on their receptive language. I think the proper response to A would be B, or if you live north of the border EH. Nice to know the Athena is interacting with her brother.