Yesterday, we went to the CoEx Aquarium and mall with Jen and her daughter, Karuna. Karuna is a few months older than Ian and much more verbal. We got them balloons after the aquarium. Karuna said,"bloons!" and Ian, who usually says,"Ball!" in refernce to a ballon said,"bloon". He usually says,"ball" quite insistantly. I guess he just didn't believe us when we told him it was a balloon.
But the most exciting thing was that Ian said her name,"Krina". O.K. so he didn't get it quite right, but that is the first name he has ever said. He doesn't even say his own name, yet. Then today when our housekeeper, Nanette, came. I said,"Nanette is here," and he said,"Nanette here." We were walking the dog when she arrived so she went ipstairs ahead of us and Ian said,"Where Nanette go?"
Afterwards, on the way to gymnastics I said,"We are going to see Coach Cathy" and he said,"Cathy".
Lots of verbal progress, but the name thing was most exciting.