Griffin's language use amazes us every day! Word nerd that I am, I've been tracking his linguistic development (with an oh-so-dorky spreadsheet so fun to update), so I can report with confidence that he has so far said 200 words on his own, 60% in English and 40% in French, mostly one at a time, but increasingly more two- and three-word phrases. It is SO fantastic that he can communicate his ideas to us now!
Of course, they're still a 20-month-old's ideas....
Chuh ch'aime Mommy! (aww, he loves me) Chuh ch'aime shoes! (and apparently, he also loves his footwear)
Happy gateau (cake)
More book more book more book more book (repeat ad infinitum while Maman and Daddy thank their lucky stars that they live only 100 yards from a public library)
Fini book moo (done reading Goodnight Moon)
Bye-bye neige (snow)
As well as a 20-month-old's tenuous grasp on mathematics as he "counts" his blocks:
Two, huit (8), neuf (9), dix (10), huit (8), onze (11), douche ("douze" is "twelve," while "douche" is "shower"), two....
(And then he screams "Yay!!!" as he applauds himself before starting to count all over again.)