Saturday, October 31, 2009

Daily life

This is what we've been up to lately...

Ellie discovered the exersaucer (even though her doctor said 'no exersaucers or bouncers'!)  I am a bad mom like that, apparently.  Robbie loved this thing for months, and I was anxious for the day Ellie could enjoy it too - it has so much to play with and it keeps her off the floor and out of striking range (sort of) from Robbie.  It also helps her work on her upper body muscle tone, especially that neck.  If you had to hold that mellon up you'd want to be strengthening your neck muscles, too! 

She accidentally ran her hand over these spinning pieces, which have little balls that rattle inside, and it caught her attention.  She looks determined to figure out what was making all the noise, doesn't she?!  Man, we make intense kids.

Robbie has discovered the world of crayons and coloring books.  Perhaps you've received  one of his masterpieces in the mail??  He is borderline driving me crazy by asking to "cah-lah" from the minute he wakes up until the minute I put him down to sleep.  His favorite thing right now is Thomas the Train, so we have a Thomas coloring book and he runs around the house saying "Tom-Tom!", "cah-lah!", "tick-ah" (it's a sticker book too), "peeeeeaaase?" and smacking his chest as he signs 'please'.   It was cute for the first few days.  Now I have to endure crying jags when he asks at inopportune times to color, receiving 'no' for an answer.

And it was bound to happen sooner or later, but Picasso got a little crazy with the blue crayon.  This was before we paid attention to what kind of crayons we purchased (meaning washable or not!).  We are now the proud owners of washable crayons, and I have been watching him like a hawk and haven't even had a moment to myself to clean the wall.  I'm told Magic Eraser will remove the crayon (and hopefully only the crayon!) from our beautiful upstairs hall wall.  There are 2 other companion marks further down that wall, all at about 2 feet high. 

Yesterday he was coloring nicely in the kitchen while I made dinner, and suddenly bolted for the dining room.  Even though he was 2 steps ahead of me, it only took that little outstretched arm holding the (washable - phew!) crayon to draw a wiggly line the length of the dining room wall as he ran.  It lived up to its promise and came off with one swipe of warm water.  

New house rule: coloring only happens in the high chair.

We are trying to teach Robbie how to do a summersault, and he loves it.  This is what I saw the other day when I checked on him from the kitchen!

Nothing dramatic or fancy... just life with 2 babies.
But today is Halloween which means cute babies dressed up in costumes!  Pictures to come...

1 comment:

Jennifer said...

Ah, yes, the blessings of life -- washable anything, Mr. Clean Magic Erasers, and adorable little ones who allow us to use both! :)