Friday, September 07, 2007

Sign language

Bob and I have been halfheartedly attempting to teach Little Elvis sign language. We decided that we would only attempt a few words: food, drink, kitty, mommy and daddy. The only word we are even remotely consistent with is kitty. (I have the strangest feeling that Little Elvis' first word will be kitty.)

Even though we aren't doing a good job of regularly using sign language, Little Elvis is using his own nonverbal communication skills -- he has started reaching out for us.

Now, when he's tired of his exersaucer he will hold up his arms at us instead of crying. Don't get me wrong, he will still cry if we aren't right there to get him, but at least this lets us know that a cry is pending.

He will also reach out for us from other people's arms.

We love that he's reaching out for us. And the best part of those reaches is that he ends up wrapping his little arms around our necks as we grab him. So not only is he reaching out for us, but he's also hugging us. There is nothing better than a Little Elvis hug.


Blogger Lainey-Paney said...

And you know what I love?
When Gage asks me for a kiss.
"Mommy, kiss?"
And then we kiss & he hugs us on both side, then the other....where did he get that? he's so European!

3:17 PM  

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