Over the last few weeks, I've come to realize how smart and inquisitive of a little girl we have. Grandma C and grandma great both made comments about how curious she is, how fast she catches on to things, and what a little parrot she is. I've always noticed, and particularly when we were home in Ohio, that Alli always has to figure out the "how" or "why" of things. She will turn over almost all of her toys, trying to find out how it's working, cruises around the TV stand to check out the back of the TV to see where the noise is coming from or how it's working, etc. It's amazing to see how fast she figures things out. She was sitting in Grandma C's lap one of the first days we were home, and my mom was yelling "kitty kitty!" to her cat, Lucy. Of course, Alli has never even seen a cat before, but she searched around to find it too, turning her head and neck all around until she spotted the cat... and proceeded to say "kitty! kitty!" Now, it didn't come out totally clear, but grandma C, grandma great & I all heard her say it several times that week. (Dad E says he doesn't believe it until he hears it, so he's still in denial about her saying it!) She's also saying "yeah!", "uh oh" - very clearly now... not just her old "uhhhh" from before, "ball", and the old words (mama, dada, baba, nana). She's so funny too. I took her to Kohl's today to get some picture frames, and she just smiles and cheeses at every person, and if they don't say something about her or to her, she makes loud squawking type noises. She just makes me smile, and I love watching her grow and learn.
Here's my photo comparsion of Albert & Alli Einstein too =)