Lily is starting to be really good at advocating for herself when she didn't/can't hear something. I think this is one of the things they have been working on at her school. When she first doesn't hear something she says, "Huh?" "What?" or "What did you say?" After I repeat myself 2 or 3 times and she still doesn't hear me, she says, "I can't hear you mommy. Say it louder." I love that she has learned to express when she can't hear something. But even more than that, I love that she can tell someone how they can help her..."say it louder." I think this will be especially helpful when she goes to mainstream school. She will be able to tell the kids if she can't hear them and what they can do so that she WILL be able to hear them. I absolutely LOVE all the things she is learning at OVV.
Alexander is learning new words every day. His new words are bear (with a growl), banana, Diego (just sounds like "duh, duh, duh" but it's what he means), jump, pig, rabbit, duck, ball, diaper. Those are the ones I can think of at the moment.
He understands even more. When asked to point to the correct picture, he can point to a chicken, horse, owl, sheep, elephant, and fish. He also knows what it means to take a bath. When I ask him if he wants to take a bath, he runs to the bathroom and stands beside the bathtub. :)
Here are a few pics from the first snow of the season.