Avery's vocabulary is continually growing. Everyday I'm amazed at what she can say on her own.
We have embarked upon a new stage where it is not cool to just repeat things. Avery is definately her own little person with her own little mind. She'll start a conversation with you and continue until she's finished. She even gets a little frustrated when we don't understand what she's trying to tell us.
She's also very impressionable. She always has been, but now it only takes one time to show her something before she can do something new. Of course our track kids just love this. They are constantly teaching her something; sometimes we don't see it until we are home, sometimes it's immediate. Sometimes it's good things, sometimes it's bad.
For instance, yesterday two boys thought it would be funny to give her a stick and have her say, "hi-yah!" while hitting the ground. Okay until she walked up to me and said, "hi-yah!" while hitting me with the stick. Of course I turned and said, "Avery, you know we don't hit people, blah, blah, blah." One boy just ran, the other said he was sorry and that it was his fault. I think they learned that they really are impacting her.
Some of the more fun things they have taught her include having Avery put her hands on her hips, shake them from side to side and say, "I'm too cute!" It really is too cute. And now she says that all the time.
And for those who are wondering, we really do practice...this is just before, after and in between!