As Cole's vocabulary is growing everyday, a Coletionary is a handy tool to decipher what The Boy means.

Translations for 1 ½ years old

  • Ow: Kitty cat. When Cole first started talking cats said “oom” in a very yoga, buddahesque kind of way. But by 1 ½ years they have now graduated to “oew”
  • WooWoo: Dog
  • Shoe: in response to “What is your name?” then he would think a little more and say “Cooole”
  • Loud: either means Too Loud or Not Loud Enough
  • Bobby: Cole’s blanket - not any ordinary blanket but his special lovey blanket
  • Little Bobby: The little version of Cole’s blanket
  • Beeg: Big - give Cole the whole piece of pizza or bread or cookie – don’t try to dish off a small piece to him
  • Beeg Bobby: A big blanket
  • Monkey: Play the “5 Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed” song for the 500th time
  • BaaBaa: Play the “Baa Baa Black Sheep” song for the 100th time 
  • Ca-wer: Get out the crayons, it’s time to Color
  • Seet: Sit down and color with me
  • Monkey Seet: Monkey sit down and color with me – and no the Monkey isn’t Brian, we have two stuffed animal monkeys that Cole loves
  • Fsssshhh: Fish
  • Ma Ma Ma: accompanied by a squeezing of his hand – Milk now!
  • Douwn: Cole wants to get down off his chair
  • Up: Cole want to go upstairs to ca-wer and monkey
  • Oew - shride: usually accompanied by running to the door and trying to turn handle – let’s go outside now
  • Soap: Anything that comes in a tube or bottle – like lotion, diaper cream, soap, moisturizer, toothpaste
  • Pay: Cole wants to Play
  • Jammies: Coles wants to wear his PJ’s and not his pants
  • YaYa: Grandma Vangie
  • PaPa: Grandpa Dan
  • Ga’ma: Grandma Lorie
  • Lily: Lillian, his favorite little playmate at school
  • E-cu-kie: Cookie
  • Cwauker: Cracker or cookie or Chip – really whatever thing you have that remotely looks like a cracker that Cole wants to eat
  • Sure: yes
  • K: yes
  • Mommy Douwn: Mommy needs to put Cole down now so he can go do something else
  • Night Night: Cole wants to “play” night night – he lays down, wants his bobby put over him and then does a pretend snore.
  • Bali: we have no idea what this means…

Translations for 1 ¾ years old

  • Milk: Milk now!
  • Beeg Milk: More Milk – and make sure you fill the cup to the top
  • Cheese: Mac N’ Cheese
  • G-Ba-na: Ms. Giovanna – his daycare teacher
  • Na-shan: Nathan Heckel, his other little favorite playmate at daycare
  • ChooChoo: train or anything that looks like a train
  • Shit: Sit – as in Sit down please
  • Moo-gkic: Music
  • Mo-kie: Mocha – as in the coffee drink that Mommy and Daddy drink
  • OldGuy: Santa…I was describing Santa Claus to Cole and described him as an old guy and now that is what Cole calls any Santa we see
  • Peas: Please – he says this unprompted now when he really wants something
  • Sank you: Thank you

Classic phrases from Cole at 1 ¾ years

  • No, No YaYa Bench: stop what you are doing Ya Ya and sit on the bench
  • PaPa Get Up: PaPa get up off the floor and play with me
  • ChooChoo…TV …Couch….Next…YaYa: Cole sat on the couch next to YaYa (Grandma Vangie) and watched a Thomas the Train DVD – he is still talking about this 2 weeks later
  • ChooChoo…clean: Thomas the train got cleaned on the DVD
  • ChooChoo…snowman…crash: Thomas the train crashed into a snowman
  • Hacking sound…Papa…Nose: Yes, Cole, Papa makes this sound when he blows his nose
  • No Good: in response to do you have a dirty diaper? Or it’s time to go to sleep or do you want more vegetables? Etc, etc.
  • Hoppy Bosey: he said this a lot while eating some homemade muffins…we finally figured out it is Happy Birthday and he thought my muffins were cupcakes