Friday, August 16, 2013

This week has been a time of settling into a routine.  The girls are growing so fast.  Lorien is developing an amazing vocabulary.  And Ava is taking off physically.  It's so much easier to maneuver around now.  We try to go outside as much as we can.  Even though they are able to do so much more than they could last year, I still have to get right in there with them in their play to encourage them to actually play, and not just follow me around.  If Lorien's attention is drawn to something, she'll play with it for quite a while, but Ava still needs direction in her play. We go for long periods of time without the television on, because they don't have the attention span for it anyway.  One of their favorite things to do is jump on the couch or the bed.  Lorien loves to wag her finger and say "no more montees (monkeys)".  And they both love to play with Mimi's ipad.  (It's actually a Kindle Fire, lol!) 


Saturday, August 10, 2013

Well, it's been a year since my last post.  So much for trying to post on a regular basis.  Last year went by in a whirl.  The babies have grown and changed so much!  And now there's going to be another baby, another girl!  I've had the girls off and on all summer, but now that school's started back, I've had both every day.  And it's gone really well.  Their schedule has changed a little. They only take one nap in the afternoon.  But they're both a lot more independent.  Of course Lorien was walking last year, but now Ava's walking, too.  And that's a big help, even though she still falls down a lot.  She's already had two falls that smashed her top lip, poor thing. We haven't had any crying spells or meltdowns like we did last year.  And they are starting to interact together in their play some.  Everyday's an adventure!