Here is 18-month-old Alex (mostly) on her sheepskin:
She got big. And long.
Over the last couple of weeks her vocabulary has expanded greatly, though she does have a couple of multi-purpose words. Duck being one of them (duh) - it can mean ducks, any other bird she sees, and the colour yellow. The other is aap'n - which can mean apple, any other round fruit (peaches, nectarines, pears etc), the colour purple AND iPad! Ha! All yesterday afternoon she kept pointing to the kitchen and saying "aap'n!!" - so I cut up a pear and offered it to her. She refused to eat it so I assumed she was just practising her words. Then this morning I gave her the iPad so I could have a shower in peace (yes, yes, terrible mother) and she pointed at it and said "this! aap'n!"... I wonder how frustrated she was getting at me yesterday? The iPad was clearly sitting on the kitchen bench next to the fruit bowl while it charged..!
Oh, there's another multi-purpose word: nanan. It used to mean Nana, now it means banana. Sorry Nana, you've been replaced!