Rolling up on almost 18 months old (eep!), you're becoming quite the chatty little guy! Even back when you were closer to a year old, you had the starts of conversations going on with us and the people at daycare. You would say something resembling "whatssat?". From there, you went into the "da-da", but not so much the ma-ma, even though you'd say that sometimes.
Now your vocabulary consists of not only daddy and mommy, but also Daniel! Perfectly clear and enunciated! You've also got the appropriate use of "uh oh" and "ta-da!" down. Recently, you've also picked up "no" (and the head shake to go with it), even though you often say no when you really mean yes. You tried to say "papa" (for Grandpa) and "gama" (for Grandpa) over the weekend too. And, of course, kitty...we have three, so that makes sense, right?
Even what you don't say perfectly clear, you manage to get across what it is that you want. Handing us your cup or bottle to get milk. You LOVE yogurt, so often times you'll lead one of us to the fridge and wait until we open the door (and try to climb up to get at the yogurt).
You're growing by leaps and bounds! You weren't a baby that long ago, and now you're really turning into a little boy, keeping up with your big brother without any problems!