“Mommy, give me tickles!” (from “dame cosquillas”)
“Daddy, I want you.” (from “te quiero”)
Then we were practicing her saying her full name. She has a “primer” and “segundo” nombre.
Me: “Cual es tu nombre completo?”
Abigail: “Abigail Elisabeth Knoll”
Me: “Muy bien. Sabes que Daddy tiene un nombre completo?”
Abigail thinks for a few seconds: “Daddy Knoll?”
Me: My name is Benjamin. Do you know my second name?
Abigail: Benjamin Daddy Knoll?
There are some red flowers in our yard that look like small strawberries. I told Abby that they were "fresas" but Katie later told her that they were flowers. So the next day we were going for a walk and Abby was looking at the red flowers and said "¿qué es esto, Daddy?" I said "fresas" and she got a smile on her face and said "Mommy dijo que son flores, Daddy." (Mommy said that they're flowers, Daddy.) Katie was very pleased.
She refuses to wear anything other than dresses lately. A few days ago it was cold so I tried to put her in pants and a shirt. She complained, but I made her do it anyway. So she started bawling and tromped down the stairs very upset. Katie asked her what the problem was and through melodramatic tears Abigail wailed: "Daddy dijo no puedo llevar un vestido!!!" (Daddy said I couldn't wear a dress!!!)
She's big into Cinderella lately. This morning she came into the kitchen: "Voy a ir al baile." (I'm going to the dance/ball.) "Mi madrastra dijo que no puedo ir." (My stepmother said that I couldn't go.) "Mi madrastra cortó mi vestido." (My stepmother cut my dress.) "Necesito un vestido blanco." (I need a white dress [the Cinderella dress].) So Katie played the part of the "hada madrina" (fairy godmother) with the "varita mágica" gave her the white dress and the pumpkin carriage. Abigail: "ya voy al baile! El castillo está afuera." (Now I'm going to the ball! The castle is outside.)
And she switches nearly flawlessly between Spanish and English when she's with me vs. when she's with anyone else. I'm so very proud of her.
(The content of this post was written by Benjamin but posted by Katie)