Another irresistibly endearing thing Avi says is bay-bee (baby) anytime she sees a kid. The child could be 7 years old, and little Aveah says "Bay-bee" and points to the kid. She can "baaa" like sheep, and when you say "What sound does a lizard make" she starts sticking her tongue in and out of her mouth real fast. She knows on demand and can point to her: nose, ears, hair, head, mouth, toes and (favorite of all) her belly button. (Her belly button supplies endless amusement to Avi.)
To my great pleasure, Avi hasn't learned the word "no" yet! Isn't that amazing? I know some kids whose first and only word is "no"! Well, so far we are lucky. I really tried to not use that word around her, we used "stop" or tried to tell her why she couldn't do something. (Instead of "no" we'd say, "let's touch this duck instead of putting it in your mouth because it is dirty". (I'm going to stop boasting about our great parenting because I almost bet that tomorrow she'll wake up saying "no" and it will become her favorite word!)
She says "Da-dee" when she thinks of Dad or sees him come into the room, but she will also call Mommy that! She started saying "me-me" the other day, so I capitalized on that and called Mimi on the phone and said, Avi talk to Mimi and then Avi started calling Grammy Peggy me-me. And she is still not saying mommy!