Isaac is very particular with how he plays with and puts away his toys. I was trying to play with his little cars with him and he got so mad at me for moving them out of the line! He keept picking up my hand and pushing it away from his cars. He then proceeded to line them up. Here is his smile of satisfaction. I am very happy that Isaac is doing this however because he puts things back where they belong.
Last week I spilled some water on the floor in the kitchen and I pulled a dish towel out of the drawer and started to mop it up. Isaac screamed until I let him mop it up and then he tried to put the towel back in the drawer that it came from! I told him, "no" that it was dirty and he became angry. He would not let me hang it up to dry. He yanked it from me and put it in the drawer, closed it and signed, "thank you".
Isaac's language or attempts at language are really blossoming. There are too many words to list that he tries to say. He tries to imitate what we say a lot of the time, especially if we are doing something fun or interesting to him. One of the cutest things he says is an attempt at the word, "water". He says, "Bah bah" as he makes the sign for water. He also has a vocalization for dad now. He makes kind of a growling sound, makes the sign for dad and says, "ra ra ra ra". I think one of his favorite sounds to make is "eeeeeeese". He uses that vocalization for the word, "please" and more recently, "cheese". It is so hard to deny him anything when he looks up at me with his big blue eyes, sticks out his chin and says, "eeeese!" while making the sign for please. We are just amazed at how fast he is progressing. We know he is a bright little boy but we have no idea exactly what he hears. His vocalizations are proof positive that the implant is working and he is "gettting" the fact that he can use his voice in different ways to get what he wants.