Today Ava said her first sentence! It was so cute! We were in the car getting ready to take Drew to preschool and as we were backing out of the driveway she said "Bye-bye Daddy" while waving her cute little hand. I was so excited and she got such a good reaction that she continued saying it the whole way to preschool! Some of you might consider this a phrase, but I'm calling it a sentence. I think Drew's first sentence was exactly the same.
Last week she said Drew and Amen for the first time. I think Ava is having some kind of language explosion. Although, Dan and I are probably the only ones who understand most of what she says. But she has been surprising us lately with the words she knows. She has words for elephant, lion, and alligator as well as airplane, tractor and truck. She says water, flower, hot, light, shoe and sock. She knows Elmo and Dumbo. She says please and thank you, but only when she wants to.