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Do me a favor and say “por favor”

Joseph is a very polite boy. From a small age he has always said “thank you” and “you’re welcome” (in two languages). But he also he can be very stubborn. For a long time, Joseph has said “por favor” only … Continue reading

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Joseph-speak

Joseph is learning to say new words daily. He can say complete words like Mamá, Papá, apple, pie, come, luna (moon), and “no hay” (there’s no more). He also has his own language. Here are a few examples: “Ia” = … Continue reading

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Josie’s speaking ability

Josie’s speech is growing by leaps and bounds every day. She does a lot of babbling, peppered with real English and Spanish words. In the last few weeks we have heard her begin to sing a little bit of “A … Continue reading

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Young author

Today I decided to try and help the girls make up their own stories and write them down. Here are the first fruits of this labor. The following stories are by Jadzia, with some prodding by me.

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From the abundance of the heart…

Josie speaks. Apparently she said “moooom” today.

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Ammy-ville

Today I was with Jadzia and Ludi at the school, playing on the playground. As things were winding down, I was talking with Jadzia about airplanes, reminding her about our upcoming trip. “We’re going to take TWO airplanes. We’ll take … Continue reading

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A mohawk is a mohawk, of course, of course

Jadzia and I went shopping at Aldi’s this morning. As we were bagging our groceries, she saw a kid whose hair was cut into a mohawk. “That’s a horse,” she said. Thankfully she dropped the subject pretty quickly.

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Ludi speaks — and the world listens

Last week Ludi said her first word. It was “Pa.” But if I hadn’t been there to hear it myself, I don’t know if that’s how it would have gone down in the record books. 🙂 See, not long after … Continue reading

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The echo whisperer

In recent months, Jadzia has been greatly expanding her speech capacity in English and Spanish. She does something now which seems unusual (though maybe other folks out there have experienced this, too). She whisper-echoes Yoli and I when we talk. … Continue reading

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Jadzia-ese

Jadzia is speaking so much better these days than she was months ago. She uses far more intelligible words and sentences, though they are often mixtures of Spanish and English. Here are a few interesting things she is saying (frequently) … Continue reading

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