This won’t be an exciting post for most of you, but this is so exciting for me that I have to write it!
These pictures have nothing to do with this post; I just think they’re funny. Jack Henry was throwing a little tantrum on Saturday morning (generally, like this time, he just lays down flat on the floor without doing a lot of kicking/screaming/crying) and I thought he just looked ridiculous laying there in those jammies, so I grabbed my camera. In the second picture, you can see that he snapped out of it pretty quickly.
I recently started thinking about all of the words I hear Jack Henry say on his own. Check out this list of words that he uses independently (italics are words that I included in my last post):
Luke (totally recognizable now; he says “oook”)
bye (sounds like “bob” b/c he’s saying “bye-bye”)
“your dog is nowhere near” (um, this is from the movie “Bolt.” And no one would ever know that’s what he’s saying, but he’s heard it a lot from Bennett, and I can tell by his inflection that he’s saying it!)
“yes i did” (also from “Bolt”)
“hi dad/mom” or “bye dad/mom”
He’s also occasionally putting together two words like “Bye-bye hoop” when he leaves the basement (where his new basketball hoop is).
He labels (not just identifies) these body parts:
and a couple of other body parts that I won’t mention, which my sister Hayley and SIL Michon had the pleasure of hearing last weekend.
Most of these are fairly understandable by anyone, not just me acting as translator. He also repeats any family member’s name pretty well, and knows everyone by their picture but can’t always come up with all of his aunts and uncles’ names by himself.
This is such major progress that I had to share!