Here a Chicken, There a Chicken
Adrianna has several “Little People” sets now. A Noah’s Ark, a Farm, and now a Zoo (from her Nanna and Grandpa). This means that she has over forty little animals. (The zoo set has one animal for each letter of the alphabet.)
Her farm set has a chicken in it. She knows how to say chicken (chichin) and enjoys pointing them out in her books too. Her new zoo set has several different birds in it, like an ostrich, quail, and vulture. I am trying to teach her their names, but she insists that all the birds are “chichin!”
Another new favorite are her three “Little People” zebras (zeda). She took all three of them to bed with her last night and I could hear her talking to herself before she fell asleep. “Zeda. Zeda. Zeda.” I wish I could reflect her cute inflection that she uses on her words. Her little voice is one of the sweetest sounds in the world to me.