Speech includes lots of imitation, and Ellie usually copies everything Ms. Lisa does - as soon as Lisa leaves our house. Yesterday, Ellie wanted to imitate Lisa's actions throughout the session, or at least, for the first 40 minutes or so.
Then, she went to the stairs, stood up holding the baby gate, and yelled. "UP!" When that didn't work, she tried telling Lisa, "Bye bye."
We still love you Lisa, even if Ellie tries to kick you out!
One of my favorite "Copy Ms. Lisa Stories" comes from a session a few months ago. Lisa was making Ellie's doll stack blocks. Of course, doll has short arms, so to lift the blocks, doll had them up near her face. For the next two weeks, Ellie would pick up a block, hold it up to her face, and bend her entire body forward to stack. I'm sad I never caught it on video.
I hope you all have a great week. Second birthday preparations are in full effect over here, along with scheduling annual appointments for various follow-ups and beginning Ellie's assessment process for school-based special education and related services.