He says "Mama," "Daaaaaaad," and "Bubba" for Charlotte and for a long time those have really been the only intelligible things coming out of his mouth besides yes/no head movements. This past week his vocab has blossomed though. :) He now says "juice" which is also what it sounds like when he says "shoes." He says "janku" (thank you) and most recently "tow" (rhymes with now) for tower-- aka he wants to play with blocks. It's fun to listen to him try to communicate with us FINALLY!
Charlotte, on the other hand, is so verbal, she has her own dialect.
She has developed the habit of saying things like "here my are!" And "I'm is!" (As in, 'Charlotte, eat your dinner'- 'I'm IS eatin'!') While Rob and I still think she's adorable when she makes these proclamations, I thought today maybe we should work on correcting them a little. Boy, that was more challenging than I thought it would be! I offered her a penny for her bank to say "here I am." That was impossible. (She was completely bewildered and embarrassed as the words kept coming out "I'm is" or "my am.") Slowly I said "I. Am." over and over. "I'm am." she finally replied. It'll have to do for now. Anyway, she's still the only 3 year old I know who uses words like "astute, usually, perhaps, exception, and fascinating" correctly. :)