talking is way cooler when you're two and a half, apparently. he now says all sorts of things, with his favorites being bye, car, deer and, of course, da-da. we also figured out that when he says ba-ba, he means me. but the best things he says? when we look at pictures of himself (still one of his favorite past times) he points and says, 'it's youuuuuuu.' poor kid is going to think his name is 'you.' which is better than thinking your name is dammit. just saying.