Around Ella’s second birthday, she had a huge language explosion. She went from having only a handful of grunty words, to using two and three word sentences, almost overnight. I’m guessing there is a similar language explosion around the third birthday, since lately Ella can not get enough of letters. She’s known the alphabet for a while, but in a passive ‘sing the alphabet while we brush our teeth’ kind of way. But in the last few weeks she has started asking how things are spelled, sounding out words, and today yelled “Hey mom, how do I spell my name?” and then did it. Twice.