We have been signing to Oliver since the time he couldn't even see 2 feet in front of his cute little scrunchy eyes! Previously, when we have signed to him, we think he is understanding by the reaction of his facial expressions and his body actions. This past week he finally communicated to us by signing back!!!!! It is AMAZING!!! For those of you who don't know sign language (we are learning too, thanks to a wonderful set of video's called Signing Time.) the sign for milk is clenching your fist closed and then opening your hand and repeating the process. Sometimes if he is ready for breakfast or dinner he signs this too, but it primarily is used for wanting milk.
Aunt Christy was videotaping him trying to crawl and caught him telling her he was hungry. I attribute the grumpiness to the fact that he wants milk! The video may be a little long, but I couldn't figure out how to chop portions of it off. He is too cute anyway to cut any part of it out! Sophie just couldn't pass up the opportunity to be on camera either! You can hear Christy's friends in the background talking on their cell phones! ENJOY!