Laundry. E is an experienced laundry assistant now, pushing and pulling the basket to the laundry room and putting wet clothes in the dryer. Once it's clean, his favorite thing to do is bring it to his room, empty the basket, and pile it on himself as high as he can. After making a mound on his legs, sometimes he asks mama to cover up his head or back too.
Mr. Muffin also knows "wait" very well. It sounds a bit like "red" when he says it, and red is his favorite color, so the hand gesture helps to make his meaning clear. E loves to point out anything red, and prefers the red anything when there's a choice, like the muffin in the red muffin cup. He also runs to the fridge and says, "Red!" which means he'd like some (red) grapes. Or he runs to the pantry and says it, meaning he'd like his (orange) vitamin. Red currently covers pink, sometimes purple, orange, once in a while yellow, and of course, red!
E is getting closer every day to being able to get in and out of his learning tower by himself. At grandparents' house for the 4th of July, he even climbed all the way in to his highchair. Here he was helping me take pictures of my very first Blythe doll (woohoo!).
One of the best:
I lost count awhile ago of all E's words, but I have a few current favorites. Huge ("uggggge") - E learned this word when the pond behind our house had frequent visits from a crane and I called it the "huge bird." I'm glad E prefers "huge" to "big", because nothing else he says sounds like it! He does have a lot of B words though that can be tricky to tell apart.
Backward - he's been saying this one awhile, but "boo-bah" is just too cute.
Regular ("reg-da") - This one is usually in the context of doing something the regular way, as opposed to the silly way or "boo-bah". Like, walking reg-da, sitting reg-da.