Ella has learned so much in the last couple of days. I've been teaching her some more signs lately, now that she has the milk sign learned. "Car" was introduced about a week ago, and Friday, she did it very energetically when she saw a car pass by as we were getting the mail. The sign is like you're driving a car-turning the steering wheel and she does it full-force; does that mean she's going to be a crazy driver? :-) Hopefully not. She's done it several times since then-Will was so pleased the first time he saw her do it. We've also been working on the "more" sign for a few weeks, and Saturday she began doing that while eating her lunch. Yay! It's much better than her cow sound.
She also puts out her hands for a hug now. I think what made her finally get it was seeing me act it out w/Daddy. "Daddy, give me a hug." And he would stretch his arms wide to embrace me. A couple of times like that and she was doing it herself. She also started walking backwards Friday-she thought that was really funny!
Amazing how quickly they absorb everything at this age-just like sponges. Kind of scary to. I'm trying desperately to erase "stupid" from my vocabulary. You know, like "Why won't that stupid trashcan stay closed?" Instead, "silly" is going in its place.
We also got our girl to eat scrambled eggs for the 1st time Sat. The trick was to dip them in salsa. :-) She was none the wiser. We've tried unsuccessfully many times b-4 now only to have her spit them right back out. And she tried oatmeal again this morning, though she's not too sure about it still.
P.S. Will got another deer! This time right behind our house and w/his bow.