Nickname given to the kids by Auntie Kami (or as the kids call her, "Kami Kami"). This probably goes without saying, but she loves Snoop Dogg....I mean she REALLY LOVES Snoop Dogg! She loves his music, has gone to his concerts (IN UTAH, no less! She lives in San Diego now, but that doesn't sound nearly as funny), watched Snoop Dogg's Father Hood religiously, and has even dreamt about him! What makes all of this even funnier is that Kami just happens to be a beautiful white, very blonde girl with great trendy style (she basically looks like a model...yes you DO, Kam) and an amazing job. Not exactly what one would imagine Snoop's #1 fan to look like ;)
What the girls first called Timmy when they were learning to talk. Even though everyone can say Timmy now, the mispronunciation has stuck and he's often called Mimmy by family.
A candle. We're pretty sure this came from seeing candles on birthday cakes and associating that with singing Happy Birthday??? But now any type of flame (or fire) they see is a happy. We once drove by a house on fire and all the kids proclaimed, "Bick happy!" Which brings us to our next word....
Pretty colors - crayons and markers. When they say, "I want pribby codors." it means they want to color.
Slides, not to be confused with.....
Police cars, fire trucks, ambulances, and pretty much anything with a siren!
Tea cups :
Anything that they can sit on and go around and around...the tea cups at Disneyland have made quite an impression.
La and Les:
Kallie's words for "yeah" and "yes."
The name of Timmy's lovey (and very possibly best friend). It's this little bear holding a small (and what used to be) blue blanket....and IT. IS. STINKY! Hence the name. Timmy loves this thing, specifically the blanket...he sucks on it, rubs it between his thumb and fingers, and puts it on or over his face (YUCK)! He HAS to have it to sleep and despite washing it everyday, the blanket (mostly the edges and corners) has turned into an unidentifiable color and it continues to stink :/ We have even bought him a new on exactly like the original, but he wants nothing to do with it. If we give it to him, he will either throw it out of the crib or stuff/hide it in between his crib and the wall.
How Kallie pronounces Lamb Chop - her lovey. It started out as a cute and super soft stuffed lamb, but has become a dingy, matted mess. She also has to have it to sleep; luckily she doesn't put it in her mouth, but she has to flip the arm back and forth in between her fingers and rub it on her cheek while she sucks on the middle two fingers of her free hand.
"Sit Mommy" "Sit Daddy" "Sit (fill in the blank)":
This means they want to sit on Mommy's lap, Daddy's lap, Grandma's, etc.
I want to be picked up.
Someone wants a turn. I'm not sure why they add the "a," but they always do! "Mimmy a turn!" "Emma a turn!" "Kaddie a turn!"
(We should really invest in these last two...the kids LOVE chewies and puffs and would eat them like they're going out of style, if I let them. The first thing Emma currently says to me when I get her out of her crib in the morning is, "I want chewies and puffs, mommy." Uuhhhhhh.....NO! Not for breakfast!
Straw-babies and black-babies:
Strawberries and blackberries (the girls love 'em!)
"Buy the money":
"Daddy's at work...he buy the money!" Daddy's at work...he MAKES the money. This is accompanied by the signs for "work" and "money" and they are so cute when they talk about it. If they find a coin somewhere they will tell me they want to take it to Daddy at work. Little cuties!!!
When someone toots we almost always hear, "Stinky bubbles, Timmy!" Or whoever did it...they even tell on themselves. Example: if Emma is the guilty one, she will still say, "Stinky bubbles, Emma!" Gotta love kids :)
The next two you'll have to use your imagination for. I really have given the kids the anatomically correct names for these body parts, but this is what they have become in our house:
The kids are very interested in these for some reason and are always checking out their own, as well as each other's during bath time.
"Timmy is a boy because he has a peanut." Emma and Kallie "explain" this to me all the time! Thanks, girls...I don't know what mommy would do without you :) Note to self: start saving money for Timmy's therapy!