Friday, December 10, 2010

On a lighter note...Bennett Signing and "Talking"...

So Bennett has added a few more signs to his collection! He now will sign "mom", although he usually says "dada" with it and he gets the mom and dad sign confused sometimes. But I like how he said "daddy" or what sounded like it anyway in the video! He just picked up "yes" yesterday but it still looks like a little wave- he's definitely trying to bend his wrist up and down but doesn't quite have it.

As far as talking, he's perfecting the word "no" and is starting to use it appropriately, like any toddler;) I can also get a "bye-bye" with a wave every now and then-so cute! He'll say "nigh-nigh" when prompted to and of course mama-when he's whiny and dada.

Bennett's favorite sign though is "EAT"! As soon as I get him out of his crib in the morning he's signing "eat", it just makes us laugh. Just wish he was a better table food eater!!!

He's up to 10 signs and maybe 5 or 6 words now and at one point I didn't know if he'd ever get it, but he has! For signing, we do watch Baby Signing Time but honestly we haven't in the last week or two. I just keep doing the basic ones when I talk to him and he seems to eventually get them or some of them anyway.

Such a fun stage to be in right now! And no matter what's going on in our lives, he always has a way of making us smile!!

19 comments:

  1. Adorable video! He is doing great with all those signs and I can't believe his words! He is going to be telling stories to your girls in no time!

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  2. Precious!!!! He is so darn cute.

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  3. He is doing so well! Slobbery kisses are the best too!

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  4. That is great and it just goes to show how they do things in their own way and time...Tyson walked early,eats great but speech is his hardest challenge and he is 26months. Your video makes me want to work much harder with Tyson on his speech- thanks for sharing

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  5. woooo hooo. I love seeing video it makes me get to know you all that much better! he says dadda so perfectly! goooo Bennett!

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  6. Oh man, I could just eat him with a spoon!

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  7. Way to go Bennett...he's doing great with his signs and words! We get lots of slobbery kisses at our house too! :)

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  8. Cutest video ever! Way to go Bennett!

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  9. Bennett is amazing! Really lifted our spirits to see our boy making these amazing strides..we are soo-o-o of proud of all of his acomplishments. Love you all! Mom

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  10. Bennett is just so adorable!! We have just started signing with our little guy, so this video was really neat to watch, makes me excited about teaching Russell :)

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  11. That put a HUGE smile on my face. What a gorgeous little boy you are Bennett. Sending love & prayers from Perth, Western Australia xoxo

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  12. Wow Bennett...you are doing so great with your signs!! :) I just LOVED the kiss at the end for your Mommy! I felt like you were kissing me though! ;)

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  13. Adorable and congrats to Bennett! For new signs, google University of Michigan's ASL browser. It's a list of just about every word you can imagine (except shirt and giraffe???) with a video showing you how to do it. WONDERFUL resource as we taught our boys how to sign. Good luck.

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  14. I always love looking at pictures of Mr. Bennett, but seeing him in action takes the cake!! That was just precious :)

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  15. Oh my goodness, he couldn't get any cuter! I love that he is signing so well!

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  16. That is so cute. This may seem strange but Bennet looks so much like my oldest son when he was that age (he does not have DS), amazing eyebrows and dark hair. My Kate seems to look like him the most.

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  17. omigoodness. that video is soooo adorable! I even had to show my husband how cute bennett is and how well he is doing! :) great job

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