I've noticed this past weekend that Payton is expressing herself even better. She can say any word you ask her to - and say it clearly enough that anyone would know what she was saying, but she just doesn't express herself (her needs, feelings, etc.) very well. In the past if something hurt her ears she would usually just start screaming. At times, it can be hard to know she's crying because something hurt her ears because the noise may be something we can't even hear. This weekend someone sneezed and she said "somebody hurt my ears". Wow!! At that point, we could talk to her, help ease her mind, or get her out of the situation. Her other new expression is "do not do that to me". She has really made some improvements with her expressive speech - and we are loving every bit of it.
Here's some pics from the weekend: