1 August 2004 Mama: this has been confirmed to be more than just a string of sounds
1 Year Old
2 November 2004 Bye: accompanied by his “bye bye” sign
3 December 2004 Hi: to everyone that walks into the room and into any phone-like object including remotes, keys fobs, and toys.
4 January 2005 Uh Oh: sometime he will say this *before* he drops an object<
1.5 Years Old
5 March 2005 Ball: sounds like “Baw” right now. Said while making
the sign for ball.
6 March 2005 Banana: Anananana
7 April 2005 Dada: finally the sounds really meant Dean! At one
point it sounded like Dah-Dee
8 April 2005 Animal Sounds: Woo for Dog, Meow for cat (or any furry animal smaller than a dog such as a squirrel); Grrr for generic bearlike animal
9 April 2005 Bowl: sounds like “Bow” right now
10 April 2005 strong>More: sounds like “Moe” right now. Said while making the sign for more.
11 April 2005 Hello: sounds like “Lallooo” He will say this when a
phone rings, when someone is on the phone, or just to identify a phone.
12 April 2005 Bubbles: sounds like “Buh-bles” very cute
13 May 2005

Cookie: sounds like “Ca ca” right now, done with his
sign for cookie

September update: Sounds like Cookie now

14 May 2005 Baby: says this very clearly while signing baby
15 May 2005 Cheese: very understandable “Chee” said with his sign for cheese
16 May 2005 Key(s): this sounds like “keeeyss” and could refer to either real keys or Spoo“Key” depending on where he is pointing
17 May 2005 Daddy: now says DaDa very regularly and most times comes out with DahDee
18 May 2005 Milk: sounds like “me-ohh” usually while signing milk
19 May 2005 Boots: this sounds most like booo right now, but there is no doubt what he means!
20 May 2005 Poo: says this when he has to go potty and after he goes potty
21 May 2005 Scolding: shakes his finger and says “ya ya ya”
22 May 2005 Please: sounds like “pleeezz” but it works
23 May 2005 Push: as in to push his highchair back into place
24 May 2005 Mommy: he rarely says Mama now, it is usually Maameee
25 June 20, 2005 Go: he says “go” when he wants to go outside. He will point to Linnette’s crutches and say “Mommy’ssss Go” because they help her walk, too cute
26 June 2005 Samuel: sounds like “Mamuel” this is the name of his daycare provider’s son; his honorary ‘big brother
27 June 2005 Up
28 June 2005 Car
29 June 2005 Big
30 June 2005 Dirty: when he has a dirty hand or picks up something dirty from the ground
31 June 2005 Ant
32 June 2005 No
33 June 2005 Bus
34 June 2005 Possessives: Cole’s, Mommy’s, Daddy’s, and Meow’s
35 July 2005 Yes
36 July 2005 Dog: doggie
37 July 2005 Boy: usually with the sign so we know what he means
38 July 2005 Potty: sounds like “bobby” right now. He has pretty much stopped using the sign.
39 July 2005 Closed: usually after closing a door
40 July 2005 Pee: “pee pee” he will throw in the “potty” sign if we don’t take him right away
41 July 2005 Help: ‘elp
42 July 2005 Book
43 July 2005 Box
44 July 2005 Sock: ‘ock
45 July 2005 Rock: ‘ock, surpising like “sock” context is very important
46 July 2005 Broken
47 July 2005 Night Night
48 August 2005 Meat: Cole’s favourite food group
49 August 2005 Cold
50 August 2005 Bread
51 August 2005 Down: he sometimes has to be prompted; if he says “Up” when he is already up we tell him so and he will then say “Down”
52 August 2005 Mine: moving away from saying “Cole’s”
53 August 2005 Bear
54 August 2005

Mouse: usually means a computer mouse

October Update: now also identifies pictures of a mouse

55 August 2005 Toys
56 August 2005 Poo Poo: this actually means “Winnie the Poo”
57 August 2005

Bicycle: Bi-kle

Sept ’05 update: starting to say “Bi ki kle” he’s getting there but still has trouble with the soft “C” or “S” sound when it’s not at the end of a word

Feb ’06 update: can now say “Bicycle”

58 August 2005 Grandma: ‘amma He knows who Grandma is too and has added ‘amma to his good night’s
59 August 2005 Uncle
60 August 2005 Airplane: a’plane when Dean is flying his remote control planes
61 August 2005 Hot
62 August 2005 Hug
63 August 2005 Cake
64 August 2005 Truck: ‘Ruck
65 August 2005 Bum
2 Years Old
66 September 2005 In
67 September 2005 Toes
68 September 2005 Juice: as in Apple Juice
69 September 2005 Pen: just before grabbing a pen off of the end table
70 September 2005 Kiss
71 September 2005 Blanky: sounds like bobby, can easily be confused with “potty” if taken out of context
72 September 2005 Noise: when he heard construction noises coming from the townhouse next to ours
73 September 2005 House: as in Cole’s House. This is sometimes short for “Tree House” kids television
74 September 2005 Pinecone: ‘inecon
75 September 2005 Beans
76 September 2005 Oatmeal: o’meal
77 September 2005 Horse: ‘orsh
78 September 2005 Tickle: ‘Ickle
79 September 2005 Spooky: ’Ookie. Black cats on TV are “Ookie” as well.
80 September 2005 Open
81 September 2005 Rowan: rowa (our Bengal cat)
82 September 2005 Home
83 September 2005 Stick: ‘Ick
84 September 2005 Bath
85 September 2005 Ryan: sounds like ‘eye-an (friend from Daycare)
86 September 2005 Wendy: sounds like ‘Endy (Daycare teacher)
87 September 10, 2005 All Done
88 September 2005 Sauce: as in Apple Sauce
89 September 2005 Boat
90 September 2005 Upstairs
91 September 2005 Downstairs
92 September 2005 Hand
93 September 2005 Arm
94 September 2005 Cracker
95 October 2005 Whoa! This is usually after he almost falls off of something, or trips and catches himself
96 October 2005 On
97 October 2005 Noodles: sounds like ‘oodles
98 October 2005 Pants
99 October 2005 Moose
100 October 2005 Happy
101 October 2005 Tea
102 October 2005 Corn
103 October 2005 Song: ‘ong
104 October 2005 Eye Glasses
105 October 2005 Walk
106 October 2005 Phone: ‘one
107 October 2005 Draw: D’aw
108 October 2005 Ring: as in Mommy’s Ring
109 October 2005 Bead
110 October 2005 Remote: ‘mote
111 October 2005 Brush
112 October 2005 Elephant: ‘ant, another one that context is important for
113 October 2005 Aunty
114 October 21, 2005 Twinkle: ‘inkle, as in Twinkle twinkle little star. “‘inkle ‘ong” very cute
115 October 23, 2005 Yellow
116 October 23, 2005 Brown
117 October 23, 2005 Sheep: ‘eep
118 October 23, 2005 Frog: ‘rog
119 October 25, 2005 Blue
120 October 26, 2005 Cloth
121 October 27, 2005 Spin: says this when he wants to be held and spun around in circles
122 October 29, 2005 Run: says as he runs around the house
123 October 30, 2005 Soap
124 October 31, 2005 Round: as in the wheels on the truck go round and round
125 November 1, 2005 Rain
126 November 2005 Squish: as in “squish Cole”
127 November 2005 Three
128 November 2005 Two
129 November 5, 2005 Oma (Great grandmother)
130 November 5, 2005 Yarn
131 November 7, 2005 School: as in School Bus
132 November 8, 2005 Water
133 November 8, 2005 Elmo: a’mo for the “Elmo in a boat” he has for a bath toy
134 November 9, 2005 Animal: means any of the many stuffed animals he has, sometimes used as a plural
135 November 2005 Too: “Daddy downstairs too”
136 November 2005 Comb
137 November 2005 Button
138 November 2005 I Can’t Keep Up!! Cole is now saying 4, or more, new words a day!!! By the end of November I estimate he was saying over 150 words. Not bad considering he would only say 10 words 2 months ago.