Miles’ signing vocabulary has expanded to include some of his favorite nouns, including bird, dog, train, elephant, and ceiling fan.  While in New York, his Uncle TJ was so tickled by Miles’ rendition of elephant (back of the hand pressed against the mouth, blowing) he requested it over and over, with a reaction that encouraged Miles to show it off.  Soon, everything was an elephant: the playground, photos on the wall, even Uncle TJ!  The elephant sign is getting a bit overused, but it is still so cute that we’ll take it.