A few nights ago, we were doing our bedtime ritual of reading books and lounging in Cassidy's bed, when Dylan pointed to Cassidy's toy monkey, turned to me and said, "Monkey. Ooo, ooo.". I said, "Yes!!" and then asked him a few more animal sounds to which he knew. I ran downstairs to grab my video camera and filmed.
Having Dylan now able to better communicate with us verbally has made a wonderful difference in our lives. He expresses his needs using spoken words which is so much fun to see and hear! It truly allows us to see a whole new side to Dylan's personality. Up until a few months ago, Dylan was primarily signing with us (he knows over 100 signs), which I highly recommend and am a huge advocate for! But now that he is incorporating more and more spoken words, he is beginning to drop some signs. He still watches (and is obsessed with) Signing Time, so while his spoken vocabulary increases, his signing vocabulary continues to increase as well. Win, win.
Plus...how cute is he making little animal sounds? Love him!