Ruby is making two interesting kinds of sounds, aside from “mama” and “papa” (the most interesting sounds of all).

1. She speaks to her stuffed animals in a quiet, extra-high singsong. This is a voice she doesn’t use with us or her other toys, but when we waggle Clyde Frog or Oksana the bear in front of her, she sings to them in the special stuffed-animal language.

2. Ruby can whistle! We have yet to capture it on video, but she does it pretty much every day. She likes to purse her lips, and when she blows in and out, there’s a whistling noise. I’m hoping she never loses the talent – it’ll save a lot of frustration learning how when she’s an older kid.

p.s. Don’t miss the photos of Ruby in the snow yesterday.