18 October 2009

We're here!

Yes, we're here! In the country!! We're loving it!

It's so great to have so much space around us, space for Spencer to run around and play outside. We even have room to kick the footy in the backyard, how cool is that?
We've met a few of the neighbours and they've all been really nice. I've been out walking a few times, discovering places to go with Spence in the pram. - we even pass cows, horses and sheep along the path! Speaking of animals, Spencer has just suddenly learnt a heap of animal names and noises! Just one day all of a sudden - we suspect they might have worked on animal names and noises at daycare or something because although we've been saying them alot, he just got it one day out of the blue! It's really cute, you say 'What does the cow say?' and he gives a funny little shy look and says 'Moo moo'. His 'oink oink' is really cute! I'll have to try to get some on video - but he goes shy when the camera goes on!

Someone told us that a child of 2 should have a vocabulary of about 50 words, so even though Spence is only 19 months, Ky and I wrote down all the words we think he knows (without prompting or just copying) to see how close he would be to 50, so here's our list in no particular order(I'm sure we've missed a few):

Hot
Gate
Chook
Up
Crash
Bird
Ball
Spoon
Bibby (Bib)
Heart
Flower
Daisy
Pakka (Makka Pakka - children's show character)
Ta
Uh-oh
Ugg boot
Sock
Shoe
Eye
Nose
Nana
Mummy
No
Book
Bikkie (as in biscuit)
Apple
Bee
Car
Bike
Door
Drink
See ya
Bye
Hi
More
Baa
Moo
Neigh
Woof
Oink
Sheep
Fish
Kitty
Puppy
Horse
Cow
Pig
Broken
Pea
Pee Pee

And wouldn't you know it - 50 words! He's a genius!

1 comment:

...Mike...Ronja... said...

giggle....I love that list. Kids have their own timing. So I wouldn't bother too much if his vocabulary consists of 40 or 60 words. :-)

Enjoy your new life at the countryside. I am looking forward to some pics and videos.