I think that because Gigi was so verbal so early and Orion started walking at 9 months, we just assumed that he would be the "physical" one and she would be the "verbal" one. Well, so much for finding a simple way to summarize the kids. Orion, at 19 months, is really starting to communicate. With communication come so many opinions to negotiate, but it is also so much fun.
Orion has a favorite knock knock joke that he made up. It goes like this.
Orion: Knock knock.
Anybody: Who's there?
Orion: Wow wow (how he says "dog")
Anybody: Wow wow who?
And repeat, ad nauseam.
Orion is also starting to put things together, like "noise... loud", or "big truck". Last week we took the kids to a pool with a twisty slide into the pool, and after getting dunked on the way down he kept pointing to the slide, saying, "I don't wannit, slide".
But I think the sweetest little Orion-isms are his little voice saying "Thank you Mama (Papai/Gigi/Tutu)!" and him singing Colbie Caillat's "I do do do do do do do do.... love you". We sure do love having this little monkey in our family!