Friday, November 30, 2007

Mad Skillz

D: Our little pair sure are having fun discovering their new talents (and newly discovered body parts!)

• Can paddle himself all the way up the basement stairs, while supervised. We probably have the most dangerous stairs in the universe, so supervision is key. Luckily, there has been no attempt at turning around and trying to get down.

• Enjoys chasing formula cans (if you take off the lable you are left with a bright shiny toy/drum/object of desire).

• Dances mainly with his head, shaking his it back and if to say "this song is really groovy, Mom".

• Has found his tongue. Or maybe it has found him. He has reacted to it as though it were a creature that has crawled up through his mouth and is trying to escape. It is obvious he is not quite sure about this new “mouth friend”.

• Will eat just about everything you put in front of him, if you cut it into small chunks. Favorites are small orange slices and pasta.

• Sleeps peacefully through the night, and has been for several months now. There was a 2-3 day set back, when he was cutting 2 teeth at once and was sick as a dog. But for the most part, it appears they sleep better than I do. Maybe someone should feed me warm milk and sing me a song before I hit the hay. Hmmm.

• Can also maneuver his way up the stairs, at a rapid pace. There was one time when he stood straight up and turned around. One sight of the heights he had climbed sent him into a dizzying, tipsy panic. He of course was quite relieved by my comforting arms that assured him he did not have to master the descent quite yet.

• The formula can is also F’s favorite toy at the moment (close behind is the plastic hanger). When they are both in pursuit of the can it is quite an entertaining race around the living room. Once they reach their goal, with one hit it goes rolling across the floor to be chased after again. Hours of entertainment.

• F also found his tongue and loves to mimic others in a game of “you show me yours, I’ll show you mine” with tongues. He thinks it’s hilarious.

• Favorite foods are thin slices of apples, and any thing with apple sauce poured over it.

• Also sleeping through the night. Gotta love that.

• F loves to dance, especially to the Dixie Chicks. He clutches on to the side of his crib or the living room baby-gate and rocks back and forth, from side to side, foot to foot. His dance is always accompanied by a huge grin and sometimes you can even hear him singing along (in the form of a loud piercing scream)…

Speaking of screaming, both kiddoes are trying to out-do each other for the loudest scream. Or maybe this is their secret twin language that I’ve heard about. Either way, screaming has been their #1 way of expressing themselves. Their “call” can be heard from room to room, and they often call out to one another from different sides of the house and banter back and forth like birds.

Our living room couch has been transformed into a 4-tier jungle gym*. The boys have endless fun chasing each other around on it, from the floor to the cushion, to the box spring to the floor, and back again. They are incredibly strong and agile, and like most boys, bounce right back from a fall.

*The same couch is also an enormous fort, a cave, a trampoline, a puppet theater and sometimes a good place to take a nap.

Posted by Walker Lockhart @ 1:22 PM

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They're getting so cute, both how they look and how you report their behavior. I can't wait for your Christmas visit so I can kiss and hug, play, read, romp, walk, cuddle, and play some more with them.

Posted by Anonymous Anonymous @ Saturday, December 01, 2007 8:54:00 AM #

OMG, they are so precious! Happy babies are the best.

Posted by Blogger Childsplayx2 @ Wednesday, December 05, 2007 7:26:00 AM #
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