Thursday, November 15, 2007

New words and phrases

Jack is often shy when he is trying out a word for the first time. Yesterday at the playground he said "dirt" very softly and it took me several minutes to parse what he was saying.

We make pizza dough every Saturday morning, and he's learned most of the words associated with the mixing: barley, rye, and whole wheat. Still needs to learn cornmeal and bread flour!

Out in the yard he knows several plants: lupine, bay tree, oak tree, lantana, and dahlia. We pull weeds "by the roots," and he loves that. Good thing, there are about a million nasturtiums sprouting all over.

His cutest word lately though, is ketchup. He says it so earnestly and quietly.
And our hearts do melt when he says "hold my hand."

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