7/20/2013

Twins: 10 months old

So much to say... The kids have gone into developmental-overdrive. Not too sure I can get it all down but I'll try to articulate.

Zander has been getting bear hugs from me for the last few months. I squeeze him a little and say "BIG HUGSSSS" and grunt a little.  We were walking thru the mall the other day and he was grunting for some reason.  Guess what? He was giving me a bear hug :) Now that I know,  I can do it anytime and he does it back.

Zella has turned into the master-crawler.  She can get anywhere very fast. She is also pretty good at standing and holding on although she did have a tumble the other day.  You can put her in the play room, leave the gate open and walk to the kitchen.  Ten seconds later she's poking her head into the kitchen.

Both of them have turned into little bullets in their walkers. We got the kind with wheels and they go very fast and can get anywhere they want.  Their destination is typically something they can get into like a cabinet, drawer, something on a shelf... anything they want.  Put them on the back deck and watch your toes. Easily 30 mph :)

Zander has fallen in love with books.  He's finally not trying to eat them as much,  but you can watch him seek out a book, pick it up and flip thru the pages. Pretty amazing.

Zella will laugh like crazy if you nob your head and say "yes. yes. yes."... then shake your head and say "no. no. no." She knows and loves it.

Zander and Zella have been switching sleep habits. Kind of like hurricane season -- you just really never know what's next. Zella was the best sleeper, then the worst sleeper, now maybe the best again.  I rock her to sleep at night just for those few extra minutes of lovin.  Zander was the worst sleeper, then he was the best for the longest time, but now is getting to be very vocal and tough to slow down. oh my.

Zander was first to do a "high-5" with Zella kind'of following his lead.  They can also clap-clap and wave hello or goodbye.  Pretty cool but Zander was definitely leading the pack on this one.

Zella learned a few weeks ago how to do what we call the Lizard Lick.  It's the thing where you flip your tongue back and forth across your top lip making noise.  Hard to describe but she's great at it :)

Zander was exploring the other day and got into the toilet paper.  I'm telling you, they can get anywhere. Zella and he both love to unpack the shelves --especially when they're covered with books. Can you say babyproof time?

We joined Mote Marine a few weeks ago and the kiddies love the aquarium room the best.  You should have seen them reach out to the glass (that they couldn't see] to reach the water [that they couldn't see] and touch the fish [that they'd never seen]. Amazing and better then mice. We could have stayed in that room for hours.

We tested out a wagon at Buy Buy Baby and then ordered a custom version online.  Put the babies in there and they think they're five years old.  They hold on, lean back and gaze into each others eyes, laughing and playing as we walk the block.  Priceless.

So much this month and I only got a little bit. Enjoy the pics. These kids are from God and a great great gift.

LOVE



Mom! Really? I'm 10 months old you know?




we match :)


Trying out the wagon

DUDE!

Lizard Lips

Morning stroll with Mom


Dad!.... why???




I am so happy

happy girls


trying to crawl

Shopping!

Look Mom -- One Foot!

Yes! I can stand up too!


Who me? I didn't do it.