Emerson sings. Like SIIIIIIINNNNNNGGGGGS. We have sang on the way to school every morning almost always, but for the past several months she has picked which songs. Now she's starting to sing along pretty loud. We sing:
Itsy Bitsy Spider
Jesus loves me
Jesus loves the little children
I'm a little teapot
This old man
John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt
5 little monkeys
You are my sunshine
If you're happy and you know it
Honey open that door (don't judge me)
Benny's favorites include 5 Little Monkeys - where he says "NO MORE MONKEYS". He also loves all songs that have clapping in them and he sings the "la la la" part of John Jacob. Precious I tell ya. Benny can say Momma, Daddy, diaper, NO, No More Mon(almost monkey), Purple Cat (that's my fav), and other random words that come up daily. He said puppy dog last week, can't get him to repeat it though.
Emerson can say ANYTHING she wants. ANY SINGLE WORD anyone says, she can repeat, understand, and retain. Helicopter, Hippopotamus, Ambulance, she has no limitations. She puts together 4 -5 word sentences pretty regularly and fully understands everything. She is getting pretty funny too. She told her Grandma this weekend that a toy was "a piece of junk" because it didn't work. Emerson tells us she loves us, to drive careful, and told Benny when he was upset last week, "It's okay, I'm right here" while rubbing his hand. It was as epic as you'd think.