For today, I want to focus on something exciting that happened during our trip home. Mr. L. has started combining signs into mini sentences! The build-up to this achievement actually started early in the week. We saw this sign countless times - can you recognize it?
After all of the practice he got signing DOG, and bonding with Mickey the wheaten terrier, Mr. L. was pretty quick to point out any dog he saw, and ask where his buddy was when he couldn't see Mickey in the RV. At one point, well after dark, Mickey had found a spot to snooze on the couch, just out of Mr. L.'s line of sight. So, of course the questions started - DOG, DOG, DOG, Mr. L. signed with a concerned look on his face. "Oh it's, OK, Bud," I told him. "Mickey (DOG) is night-night (BED)." And then it happened! He signed DOG about half a dozen times, and then he added BED - a mini sentence! "That's right, Mickey (DOG) is night-night (BED)," I repeated. After that, Mr. L. seemed satisfied that his friend was safe and sound despite the fact that he couldn't see him - a relief for us both!