Kenley seems to really be maturing, for a 2-and-a-half-year-old, anyway. Her vocabulary has exploded and she is stringing together her own thoughts, forming complete sentences and communicating quite well. I love to hear her display her knowledge and yet I'm a little sad that I no longer hear some of those words that made sense only to me.
Here are a few of the things I miss.
Noise = chocolate milk (Not sure how she drew this connection)
Igik = Isaac
And...others that I can't think of right this moment...
And while she's maturing there are a few things that still escape her grasp, like knock-knock jokes. She loves to tell knock-knock jokes. Here is an example of her comedy.
Orange eat your face or don't.
*Any word may be substituted here, the rest of the joke always ends the same.
She also has a cute pronunciation of Cinderella: Snirwehuh.
And our favorite is to have her say her name. We have this exchange quite often.
What's your name?
(Adamantly) No, not Tenny. TENNY.
(Even more sternly and highly exagerated) NOT TENNY. TENNY.
That old cliche about kids growing up too fast has stuck around for a reason.