Molly's language is exploding and she has new fun things to say every day now. Today's trick was holding her face in her hands a la Macaulay Culkin in "Home Alone" and saying "Oh, no, oh, no." Very amusing.
One of her very favorite words to say is "Emma," and she uses it to refer not only to her big sis but also apparently to every older girl/young woman she sees or runs across. And Sam. She also says "dada" very specifically and only for Matt. And she says "mama," but she doesn't seem to necessarily be referring to me when she says it. It's just a more generalized term.
So a couple of days ago we were looking at some pictures from our trip to Ethiopia. (Molly was 7 months old when we got her and 3 months when she was relinquished into the agency care center.) So we got to the pics that we took the day we went South to Hosanna to meet Molly's birthmom: pictures of Matt, Emma, and me standing with her birth mother. Molly looked at the picture, pointed right to her birthmom (out of all the people in that crowded picture) and said "Mama."
Ok, that's kinda weird, right?
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