Baby McElroy
Our little chatterbox learns more and more words every day. She's using them well, stringing together 2, 3 and even 4 words! The other day I finished drinking my tea and she says "Mommy tea, all gone!" all on her own. Mostly she uses one word at a time, though. We're trying to teach her to ask for things using two words, as in: "cracker please" "up please" to work on the manners. She says please, more as a trick to get what she wants. Sometimes if I ask for a kiss she'll prompt me saying "please" to make me say it. (not that she'll always give me what I ask for!!)

She loves to mimic stuff we say. I have to watch myself, we're not big on swearing, but the odd word sneaks out, and I say "crap" more than I'd like to. She copied my father-in-law saying "yeah-yeah-yeah" in the same tone and everything the other day - funny!
Teagan's getting good at asking us for what she wants. She's made breakfast requests a few times now (toast, pancake, waffle) and the other day we were driving home in the car talking about what to have for dinner. Magnus said "something with fries" and Teagan piped up "Burger!" from the back. She likes her veggie burgers!

She's also showing real interest in the toilet. We started a while ago labelling our bathroom activities, and hers when changing diapers and stuff, and she's been watching me use the toilet. Sometimes she'll ask to pee, and we'll put her on the toilet. 3 times now she's peed on it, about as many times she's just sat there for a while before getting bored. She's very young, just turned 18months, so we're in no rush and not pushing things. If she's going to ask to go, though, we'll follow her lead and help her.

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