I was just going to share a couple of videos related to yesterday’s post, but then I found all these forgotten gems on my camera.
Have I showed you this before? My friend Amy‘s parents gave Ilya this tractor when we were over at their house one day and he couldn’t stop playing with it. Well, now, sometimes, he tells us he wants to “read books” instead of going to the playground with Aaron and Lena. “Read books” is code words for play with the tractor.
I spend quite a bit of time with Ilya practicing different words and sounds. Words that he almost has down, but just can’t quite make out. Lena definitely struggles with speech and I often joke that I am waiting for the day when she breaks out yelling at someone in perfect English. Well, last week, she had one of those moments when her papa didn’t eat his pizza crusts. She yelled at him “Eat the pizza!” And we were all shocked how easy it was to understand her. This is a little bit afterwards, since I wasn’t able to catch the first time on video.
He really loves this song and just kept telling me “pa-pu-guy” last night so I’d play it for him.
Ilya knows this song well. I think it’s so cute how well he can sing along.
What makes that last video even cuter? Comparing it to this one from Ilya’s birthday…
To answer the questions from my last post, I didn’t realize that song was mostly in German. I thought that, but just shrugged it off thinking that Russian sounds a lot like german, of course know that I watch it again… As for him knowing other songs, these are the only ones I’ve found that he knows. I’ve tried playing other songs on youtube, like the suggestions that come up, but haven’t found other ones he knows. Any suggestions?