Thursday, March 5, 2009

Can I show you something amazing?

When Ariel was a toddler, I started recording every word she could say, along with how she said it. I stopped on the day she turned 18 months. Here's her list:

Cookie: “coo-kee”
Hot
Banana: “mee-mee”
Movie: “moo-ee”
Potty: “pah-ee”
Ariel: “Ah-I”
Pee (her “girly parts”)
Felicity: “Fiffy” “Fissy” “Foofy”
Chair: “tee”
Clip: “pip”
Water: “waa-oh”
Bubble
Me
On (used when asking to turn the fan on)
Horsey: “Hee”
Cereal: “see-io”
Radio: “ee-oh”
Baby: “bay-bay” or “beeps”
Clothes: “kos” or “kwos”
Goal
Clock: “cock”
Cracker: “cack”
Uh-oh
No
Book: “gook”
Up (may mean up or down)
Down (ditto)
Hat
Cat
More: “muh” or “mo”
Shirt
Thanks: “dinks!”
This “dis”
That “dat”
Door
Pillow “pio”
Walk (may mean walk or rock)
Duck
Car
Daddy: “dat”
Mommy: “muh” or “mum” or “mom”
Grandpa: “pa”
Mine: “my-moh”
Phone: “boo”
Computer: “cup”
Cup: “ccccup”
Boob
Eye
Ear: “eee” or “eee-ee”
Nose: “no”
Mole: “mo” (also means nipple)
Hair: “haaay” (sometimes sounds like “ear”)
Knee
Flower: “fwow-oh”
Juice
Hi
Bye
Shoe
Dolly: “dawww-y”
Berry: “bay-ee”
All Gone: “aa-ah!”
Brush: “shoosh”
Bush: “shush”
Pool: “poo”
Toe
Cheese
Bite: “baps” or “bite”
Wall: “wa”
Two
Three: “fee”
The End: “Dee-ee”
Car
Treat: “teet”
Elmo: “mee-mo”

Animal Sounds:
Monkey: sniffing
Goat: uh-uh-uh while shaking head as if having a seizure
Dog: barks or says “ooh ooh” (soft oo)
Kitty: meow (almost perfect imitation of a cat)
Cow: Mmmm
Duck: Kack kack kack
Bird: teet teet teet
Lion: Rawr
Fish: smooches

Non-Animal Sounds:
Volcano: explosion sound
Grape: squishing sound


Ariel at 18 months

Then there's Foof. I realized the other day that I haven't been doing this, so I've spent yesterday and today making a list of everything she says. She will be 19 months on the 9th, so she's not much older than Ariel was. Here's her list:

Adios ("Ah-dose!" She loves to yell this when people leave)
Airplane
All clean
All gone
Apple
Ariel (I-yel)
Baby
Babydoll
Ball
Balloon
Banana ("ba-ma")
Bath
Bear
Big girl
Birdie
Blanket ("banket")
Blue
Boca (Spanish for mouth)
Boo
Boob
Book
Bowl
Brush
Bubbles
Butt
Button
Bye-bye
Car
Ceiling
Cereal ("See-yull")
Chair
Cheese
Chocolate (Chock-it)
Coat
Coldee
Colors
Come
Cookie
Cow
Cough
Cracker
Cup
Cute
Da-da
Daddy
Dammit
Diaper ("diapee")
Did it!
Doggie
Dolly
Dora
Down
Duck
Ears
Eat it
Elephant ("effant")
Elmo
Ew
Eyes
Fast
Favorite
Felicity
Fish
Fit (as in, someone is throwing a fit –or she wants to throw one)
Fix it
Fondant
Food
Foofy
Foot
Fork
Garbage
Glasses
Go (used to cheer herself on when riding her horsey)
Goat
Grandma ("Gamma")
Grandpa ("Gappa")
Grass
Green
Gross
Hair
Happy
Hat
Heavy
Help
Hi
Hold you
Horsey
Hot
Hug
Hurray
Hurt
I don’t know
Icky
Jacket
Juice
Kiss
Kitchen
Kitty (Kee)
Kitty-Cat (Kee-Kat)
Lap
Laugh
Light
Like it
Luna
Macaroni ("roni")
Mama
Markers
Market (as in “this little piggy went to market”)
Matt
Meow
Milk
Moo
Moon
More
Mouth (mouff)
Movie
My turn
Nap
Nemo
Nigh-night
No
No-no
Nope (mope)
Nose
Nummy
Oink
Ojos (Spanish for eyes)
Okay ("tay")
Old treat (o-teet – the treats that Ariel used to get for going potty)
On
Open it
Other (O)
Ovaltine (o-teen)
Ow
Painting
Pajamas (jamas)
Panties
Pants
Paper
Peaches
Pelo (Spanish for hair)
Phone
Pie (how she said "up high" until recently)
Piece
Pig
Pillow
Pink
Plate (“pate”)
Please (peese)
Pocket (used to ask to play ring-around-the-rosey)
Poke
Pooh
Poopy
Popcorn
Potty
Pretty
Purple
Puzzle
Quack
Ribbit (croaky “ibbit!”)
Sad
See
See ya
Set (as in, “set… go!”)
Shake it
Sheep
Shirt
Shoe
Silly ("see")
Sit
Slide
Soap ("soup")
Sock
Sorry
Spank
Spin
Spoon (“poon”)
Stuck
Table
Tap (as in, tapping her toothbrush)
Teddy
Teeth
Thank you
This (used only in reference to Chapstick)
Three ("fee")
Tickle
Timeout
Toby
Toes
Too
Toothbrush ("pooh-buhsh")
Touch
Tough (often said after a fall, as in “I’m tough!”!)
Towel ("Tow-woh")
Toy (toe-way)
Truck
Tummy
Turtle
Tweet (teet)
Uh-uh
Up
Up High
Wet
Whee
Window
Windy
Woof
Work
Yes
Yogurt
Yucky
Zip it

Felicity at 18 months

Is that not insane?

3 comments:

GrannyNanny said...

They are both so smart, but Foof really has been willing to try just about ANY word asked of her from the beginning of her ability to speak - amazing vocabulary!
No bias here, I promise.

Natti's Momma said...

This is AWESOME! I'm going to do this with Maggie. I wish I had done it with Natalie! "Fondant"?? I love it! What use does a 19 month old have for the word "fondant"? Has mommy been baking?

Jenni said...

Lol! Glad to have given you a new idea, Juli! I know I have really enjoyed looking back through Ariel's old words and pronunciations!

As for the fondant, Mommy made marshmallow fondant for Ariel's birthday cake, and I rolled the extra into little balls to be used as rewards for using the potty. For awhile, Ariel was getting one every time she went, and was also allowed to pick one out for her sister...