Elijah is "friends" with his stuffed toys. He likes putting them on chairs, making them balance in unusual places and making them kiss us.
Now he's very excited because not only does he know and understand that each toy has a name, he is starting to say their names as well! Yesterday, Elijah figured out how to say both Eeyore and Hippo. He spent the afternoon carrying both of them around, introducing them to different things in the house.
"Ee-or!" he proclaimed, holding Eeyore aloft. He brought Eeyore back to his chest and held up his other hand, which had Hippo by the tail: "Hip-oo!"
I tried to get him to say Homer, but it ended up more like "Hee-or".
All in good time.