Cordelia has been having another major spurt of development. She's been doing a lot of imitating (sweeping, dusting off her hands, laughing --all when she observes someone else) and it's been amazing/amusing to watch.
She's also been learning new words, lots of them, and making associations. For instance, the other day Eric was showing her a circle on one of her toys. He said, "This is a circle." She proudly replied "Kirkle." Then she made an association by pointing at a circle on her shirt and saying,"Kirkle". We were amazed.
A short while later I wanted to see if she recalled what she had learned. We went into the other room and went through the motions again. I was thrilled and we went running to tell Eric how smart she was...and she ran straight into the wall. Such is the nature of human intelligence!