Sunday, April 5, 2009

Thank You and Peek-a-boo

Derek is finally starting to communicate a little bit. For the past couple of weeks he has been giving unsolicited Thank You's. When you give him a toy, sippy, or whatever he says "Dee Doo" He also occasionally says "more" and I have discovered that "gogo" means he wants a drink (I'm not sure where that came from). Today he said "up" for the first time too. Carter was such an early and efficient communicator that Derek seems a little slow to me but now there is light at the end of the tunnel!
Derek also enjoys peek-a-boo more than the average kid (well, more than my other kids did). Every time I open his door to get him out of the car he says "boo." It is also our ritual to play peek-a-boo several times when I lay him down for nap or bed. He pulls his blanket over his head and waits for me to ask "where's Derek?" then he pulls it down and says "boo." It is one of the few things that really gets him going with some side-splitting laughter. These two pictures are of us playing peek-a-boo over the recliner in the condo in Canada (stay tuned for a post about our spring break).

1 comment:

Natalie said...

Derek is so adorable! I love those eyes. A trip to Canada sounds delightful; I'm excited to read about it. :)