Elvie doesn’t talk much yet. She tries to say some words, and she loves animal sounds, but she’s not that motivated to talk yet. Part of the reason is that there are three of us at her beck and call, and she never really wants for anything for very long. But the other reason is that she communicates so much without talking that it almost seems superfluous. We have had more than one person tell us that she is the most expressive toddler they have ever met. You can tell what she is thinking, feeling, and sometimes wanting just by looking at her face. I love this facet of her personality, and I pulled together my favorite of her facial expressions from the first time we met until now. I started to add captions, but then I realize that her face says it all. No captions necessary. Enjoy.