We went for a nice walk this morning, and Aria labeled just about everything! Stroller, wheel, sign, what color the sign was (from 50 feet away!), grass, bird, squirrel, leaf, stick, car, house. It was amazing! Her receptive language has also improved, so much so that I can ask her what she wants to eat for breakfast: oatmeal, cereal, eggs, or pancakes, and every morning she chooses something different.
Last night she had a couple friends over, Ronald and Malakai. She was beyond ecstatic to have friends over, so she started running up and down the hall, from the boys to me and their mom, Kai. After a few runs back and forth, Aria started talking to us and saying their names: Kai (Malakai), and Roll (Ronald). Kai and I looked at each other in disbelief, “What did she just say?!” They went on to play hide and seek, and Aria used her words to find them!
It may not sound like much, but this is such a huge accomplishment for Aria, and I am ecstatic! It’s amazing to hear her speech improving everyday. She’s certainly working hard on catching up!