This Week 8/52

I didn't take many pictures this week, not many photo opportunities presented themselves and the week was over before I even realised.

This week 8/52

Emma's new words this week.                

In English:
Dity Han / Han teen = Dirty hands/ clean hands
Fy = Fly, the action
Sy = sky
Nose - she now pronounces the final which she didn't before.
Tun = tongue
Tak-see = out in the street she's great at spotting taxis, being quite a common mode of transport for us.  Here in Queretaro taxis are yellow, so she does tend to identify all yellow cars as taxis!

In Spanish:
Leche = milk. She says the two syllables quite distinctly and separately, and still can't quite make the L sound so it comes out something like te-che.  She also occasionally still says mi for milk, too.
Tos = cough
Dos = two.  Her grandmother has been coaching her to give this answer to the question How old are you?
Ten = an imperative that means "take" or " here you are".
Mas = more - again, now adding the final s.
Loosh = Luz (light)

There are more words, but I can't remember them all, and more phrases of two words together (eg. "Mama, ten" handing me her empty bowl).  I also hear her singing by herself quite often; the other day she was definitely singing Twinkle twinkle little star, she had the right rhythm and I could identify the odd word, like "high".


A game that Emma plays quite frequently these days when she's in the kitchen is to take a plastic jug and citrus juicer from the kitchen cupboard and pretend to be making juice, serving us cups of juice again and again!  She can entertain herself with this for ages, but she gets really frustrated when the juicer lid falls off and she can't put it back on again!  She cries out "noh no!" whenever something falls off, or doesn't fit where she's trying to put it, which can then turn into a screech of desperation and annoyance.

Something she does quite a lot now is to identify images, usually of animals or sometimes objects, the bigger ones as Mama or Papa and the smaller ones as Beebee/Nena or Mma (Emma).

I've started giving her water or juice from a proper cup instead of her trainer cup recently.  She's managing quite well with it although sometimes she tips the cup up too much and splashes water down her front!

The other day I told her to try to put her shoes on by herself.  She went to get her trainers and came back with them on her feet to show me - she'd done it!  Of course, they were on the wrong feet and the heels were hanging out, but she'd put them on herself!

These days she can be quite picky about what she wants to wear!  She'll say no to things I choose and take out the clothes she wants to put on.  Yesterday she put on her skirt by herself after I'd taken out some leggings for her!  Then she'll flatly refuse to wear a jumper or cardigan even though we think it's quite chilly.  This must be her English blood!

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  1. Lovely post and such a true quote - us mummys know best! x #candidcuddles

  2. Very true, such a lovely quote. Made me smile while I'm sat cuddling two poorly sleepy babies :) #CandidCuddles

  3. That quote is sp very true. Looks like your little girl is learning lots of words and how amazing she can speak 2 languages at only 2 years old. My friend is bringing up her daughter to speak English and Chinese, it amazes me how easily she can swap between the two languages and she can translate for her dad, she's only 2 and a half. The juice making game sounds like lots of fun!

    Thank you so much for linking this up to #kcacols. Hope to see you again next Sunday x

    1. Children's language ability is incredible, isn't it? Emma constantly amazes me!

  4. Oh fab quote hun! I love it! Emma is doing so well with her chat. That's cute she is getting fussy with her outfits, my daughter can be that way too! I think it's a girl thing. Thanks so much for sharing with candid cuddles x

    1. Yes, she's definitely trying hard to assert her independence these days!

  5. Cute pictures! I'm very impressed she will give her age - my eldest is nearly 3 & I still can't get her to learn her age! & that she can put her shoes on, even the wrong way! My youngest is in a clean/dirty hands phase too currently! #KCACOLS

    1. I think it's definitely down to some coaching on her grandmother's part, as she will say it in Spanish but not English! I don't think she understands the concept of her age, but at least she's learnt the answer to the question!

  6. Wow I'm impressed of all the words that she can say in both languages!! I still struggle with my girls and getting them to speak Spanish.I speak mostly Spanish with my second one (soon 19 months) she can only say 3 words in Spanish! I hope she learns more. It is so funny when they want to put their shoes with no help. Sienna can stay a long time trying to figure it out how it works. Thanks so much for sharing this at #KCACOLS, :-) x

    1. I think at 19 months, Emma could only say about five words in total, but her speech has really taken off in the past couple of months, so don't give up! I think as Emma gets older and starts school, she'll be speaking much more Spanish, but I hope she doesn't start to rebel against the idea of speaking English! Thanks for hosting!