Though Makenna is almost a year older than Isaiah, he's not too far behind with his vocabulary. He tries his best to communicate as much as he can, as clearly as he can, but sometimes it leaves us guessing what he's saying. For the most part, Isaiah is putting 3 and 4 words together to form sentences, and will also repeat things that Makenna says such as "what are you doing here" or "Daddy, where are you?" Over the past few months, Isaiah has broken out of his shell a bit more, and we're hoping to see the outgoing side of his personality shine through. The difference between him and his sister is like day and night, but a bit of her seems to be rubbing off on him!
Makenna has been, and always will be, the talkative one, and it seems that there's no stopping her! She speaks her mind freely, often imitating and repeating words she hears from us, from neighbors, or from her favorite tv shows. She's at that stage where she's memorizing entire songs (at least the theme songs from her favorite tv shows like Little Einsteins, Dinosaur Train, Dora the Explorer, etc). Sometimes she'll even surprise us with the things she says, and we often wonder where she learned those things from! The best part is that she'll take the time to teach her brother new things, and he's there like a sponge to soak up all the new information.
They're also at a good stage where they can do things on their own. Oftentimes they like to go off and play in one of their rooms. What that normally entails is a scavenging through the toys and books, leaving the room in utter chaos! After they get bored, they both know that the mess needs to be taken care of, so they're aware at what they have to do before moving on to something else. Sometimes it takes a little coaxing, but they usually do the cleanup on their own, which shows us that they truly are learning as they go along!