Grandma Poling taught Cole how to play "Hide & Seek". Believe it or not, Cole seems to prefer seeking because even when it is his turn to hide he starts counting and jumps out at "10". Here are some fun clips of him playing.
Lyla has incredible verbal skills for a one year old in my opinion. She signs and speaks "ball" (baw baw), "bubbles" (buhhls), and "outside" (oust or outs). She signs "milk", "eat" and "drink". She can also say "da da" (and knows it's Dad but sometimes uses it for Grandpa too). We have heard her repeat after us on a couple occasions "toy" and "book" too. Wow. She is very good at copying sounds her daddy makes and tries to make the animal and tractor noises in a farm book we read together. She even mimics the vampire laugh in a Halloween book we have - I actually think it's sort of a creepy book but both of our kids have LOVED this book year round. I know I've got to get her "speaking" on video or no one is going to believe me. I guess we'll start with her vampire laugh.
Love my dumplings!