So we finally took Aaron to the Woodland Park Zoo. We had been talking about it and talking about it and we finally found a sunny, warm day with nothing else planned to visit the zoo. Aaron loved it and he was in total awe of both the giraffe and the elephant but the elephant was definitely his favorite. He cried when we left the elephants to visit another animal! And yes, he can now say elephant. :) We want to visit the aquarium next.
It seems since I posted that last entry with his vocabulary it's grown almost double! It's like one day they knew a handful of words and the next day there babbling away! A lot of new animal words and sounds and definitely more compression in general. I just did a video yesterday but I'm to lazy to upload it here so you can see my YouTube channel and see it there.
Recently, Aaron's taken to "playing" with the dog Ulrich, though I'm not sure Ulrich has any idea what's going on. Aaron runs around chasing him and Ulrich just runs around in circles trying to get away from him! If Aaron catches up to him, he kind of lightly grabs his back or smacks him gently and then laughs and laughs and runs away! It's pretty adorable and so far there has been no negative reaction from Sir Ulrich!
I'm also trying to teach Aaron his first chore!! (Haha!! It's really more for the dog and Aaron to build a relationship). When Ulrich's food bowl is empty, I'll say "Oh-uh! The doggie's food is all gone! Do you want to feed the doggie more food?" and Aaron will usually answer "YES!". So I ask him to get the bowl for me and he picks it up, brings it to me where I'm waiting by the bag of dog food, I fill it up and give it back to Aaron. I taught Aaron to grab it with both hands and he does, then walks it over to the placemat on the floor, squats and places it in the floor. Then I tell him what a great job he did and I call the dog over and we both show Ulrich his full food bowl. So far it's working out well. I figure this will teach both Aaron and Ulrich a few things. Now if only I could teach Aaron how to vacuum! Haha!
Now if you'll excuse me, I've got about 20 minutes of nap time I'm guessing so I'm going to make good use of it!