I love watching how the kids are developing in their communication. Today Luke totally cheered me from a down mood. We were sitting at the dining room table eating ice cream, being considerably quiet for my house:) Then Luke looked at me and said, "How's your day?"
Mom: Ok, how's yours?
Luke: Bad. I was fussy and whiny.
Mom: Well, you can change right now and have a better day.
Luke (rather surprised): Oh, ok!
Later as I was getting Norah changed, I gave her a book to read. When we were done, I put her on the floor and she walked over to the glider with her book. She patted the glider and said, "Momma." She was telling me in 16-mo.-old language that she was ready to hear a story. So we read.