Friday, June 15, 2007

Lots of gushing.

I'm sure there will be lots of gushing about progress and videos of speaking in the near future of this blog. I am just so ecstatic about the progress she is making. Every day she really is learning to say new things. Yesterday it was her name, which we've been trying to work on for months with no response. Of course, she calls herself "Tee-tee." which isn't SO far off from her real name, but still completely funny. Oh, and she loves to go to (she says noggin!) and watch Pinky Dinky Doo, who she calls "Doo Doo". So, if she and Pinky were to get together, you'd have Tee-Tee and Doo Doo. We are immature and think this is HILARIOUS! Last night at bedtime, she said, "Nigh nigh, Doo Doo. Ajur. (later) Bye!" Words! So many words!

When I put in her hearing aid, she says "Ow sound?" and then I ask her "How does it sound?" and she says "Great!" She doesn't call Spongebob Squarepants, "BobBob" anymore. He is now BobPants, which I think it more sophisticated, don't you? If I push her for syllables, she will call him "BobBob BobPants". She can say "playground" now! She is singing now, at least attempting it. She has never done that before.

She also has two scenes she likes to act out. In one, she taps her forehead the her index finger while saying "Kink, kink, kink.(think)" and then she exclaims "I know!" and holds the index finger up high like she has an idea. The second, she mimes a big sneeze. "Ah-ah-ah-ah-ACHOO!!!" She puts her hand to her nose for the "Ah" and throws it towards the floor for the "Achoo". She was cracking her physical therapist up yesterday with those two gems.

I've been taking short videos like crazy...I don't want to miss any of these new things! It is really exciting. Thus, all the gushing.

And a funny BubTar story, just for kicks. This morning BubTar was the last to rise. He was sleeping on the couch because when he gets scared in his room, we let him move to the sofa if it is almost morning. The living room is directly off our room, so it makes him feel safe to be closer. He hopped up and looked confused because KayTar and I were both awake already.
He asked: Where are we going? Neptune's Paradise?
Me: No.
Him: (still confused) Is Neptune's Paradise real?
Me: No.
Him: Oh, so it is just for people who live on the bottom of the sea then. Okay.
Then he wandered off, like we had had some sort of satisfying exchange.

Yesterday we played the world's longest game of Crazy 8's. It was 45 minutes long! I may have accidentally taught him to say "Take that, Sucka!" which he said EVERY time he put a card down. I told him, "Hey, maybe it would be better if 'Take that, Sucka!' was just our thing when we play cards. You probably shouldn't say it to anyone else, even though it is funny." He thought for a minute and then said "Maybe I could say 'Take that, Momma!'. That is funny, too." Wise boy. Not that I have a problem with him saying "Take that, Sucka!" I just don't want him saying it at inappropriate times, like to his principal on the first day of school next year. ;) We've been having a lot of fun lately. I can't remember anything in particular, but I can remember lots of laughter, which is always a good sign. At bedtime we giggle together before I tuck him in. During game time we giggle. While we read, we giggle. Lots of laughing. Five is a fun age.


anon said...

Oh Kyla! I'm so excited for Katie. That's wonderful she is hearing and able to turn it to words.

As ever she is adorable.

S said...

Love, love, love the a-choo. Total cuteness.

And I'm laughing, because I just posted about five being a difficult age.

Depends on the five-year-old, I guess... ;)

Anonymous said...

Wow! What awesome strides she is making. The videos are wonderful and you're such a good mom for keeping up. I am not a good video mom! Oh well, I make good cookies...

Thanks for sharing her story. Your outlook is uplifting.

Anonymous said...

A woman who readily admits to letting her child watch Spongebob. You are so my friend.

Katie said...

It's about time you had your turn to burst at the seams with good news. I have a feeling it's just the beginning for Little Miss Kaytar.

Anonymous said...

Such great news all around! I can tell how happy you are.

natalie said...

I love gushing and I love FIVE. My favorite age in the whole world is 4, but five takes a very, very close second. So glad to hear ( that everything is going well at the Tar house.

Kristin said...

Wow...look at her go! This is unbelievable how quickly her hearing is changing things for her. My mom thinks I should get Easton's hearing checked.

That Bub story was too cute, Sucka! I think you've got two keepers there, Kyla. For sure.

Keep gushing. I love it.

Oh, and I used to date someone whose kid said "Bob Pants" too so that is STLLL what I always call the yellow guy.

Beck said...

Five is a GREAT age.
The Baby calls Sponge Bob "bob pants" too! That's TOO funny!

WarriorMom said...

I'm happy for you, that your kids are doing so well. You all deserve it.

~aj~ said...

5 sounds like so much fun! BubTar cracks me up. :)

This is such an exciting time with KayTar and all the progress she is making. Gush all you want. We love hearing it!

Anonymous said...

Wow. Wow. Wow! I am all caught up now. It's all very exciting and adorable. Makes you feel kind of giddy, doesn't it?

Kaytar is so smart, all she needed was a little help and she's off.

Did I mention you're a great mom?

Girlplustwo said...

you know what else, you've also said Take That, Sucka! to some of K's issues - just like that.

Take That, Sucka!

OhTheJoys said...

Gush away! It's so exciting!

Karianna said...

Wow. Things seem to be going so well! Both your kids are so smart! :)

Anonymous said...

Whily playing Mario Cart, Don taught Donnie to say, "I've got a present for you" and then shoot him with a turtle bomb. Now if Donnie wants to do something to me that he thinks is naughty, he will say, "Mommy, I've got a present for you!"

I like, "take that, Sucka".

TxGambit said...

That is soo great! What a cutie.

I have a 5 yr old boy too. They are soooo fun! Mine says all kinds of things that he probably shouldn't.

Maybe a play date some day.

Great to meet you today!

Chicky Chicky Baby said...

That's fantastic! Congrats on the exciting progress.

"Tink, tink, tink". Love that!

Em said...

OH she is such a darling! I'm so glad that she is doing so amazingly well!!!

Anonymous said...

first of all I have to tell you I HAD to see your blog, as I'd seen the picture of "your?" feet; I think it's so funny and I have mine - I mean feet - in my blog to.
Anyhow, I'm glad to have found you blog, it's really good, and look forward to see you kid's progresses.
Ciao from Italy

Jenny, the Bloggess said...

I have this great analogy about kids and sour patch kids. Or maybe it's men and sour patch kids.

Damn. Now it's gone.

It was so great hanging out with you! We've gotta do it again. Soon.

Christine said...

Enjoy all that laughter Kyla! It is so precious. Sounds like a wonderful time over your way.