Ellie says "hi" all day long. It's the one word she can say perfectly clear besides mama and dada, so she uses it for everything. She says it when she's happy and she sees someone she knows. She says it to birds, dogs, and the fishies next door. She says "hi" to her toys. She says it while I'm changing her diaper. She repeats it over and over again as she pulls on my leg and cries while I make dinner. She says it when she's eating, and she even waves when "hi" can't be uttered while she nurses. I love this girl, and to her I say, "hi."