Seriously...someday I'm going to get my act together and post more often.
Our biggest news since I last wrote is that Rowan is CRAWLING! Yep, she's been working very hard on it for a while, and finally last week she just took off. She's faster every day. She also pulls up and cruises along the furniture, finding things that she can grab and pull off. Like Mommy's Pepsi earlier today (whoops..). Occasionally she lifts her hands off the things she's using to cruise, but it's still only for a second or two. Still, it's amazing. Every step she hits, she just barrels on to the next thing. Meanwhile, Saoirse is not crawling yet, but she is pretty effective at getting around nonetheless. She uses a combination of rolling, creeping, and pseudocrawling. She can get up on her hands and knees, but hasn't figured out the next step yet.
The girls are really enjoying each other lately. Rowan had gone through a phase where she didn't want Saoirse to touch her at all, but she seems to be over it. They wrestle around, take toys away from each other. Rowan's favorite toy is always whatever Saoirse has. Saoirse used to just give in, but lately she's been standing up for herself more and pulling things back out of Rowan's hands. We step in if there's a lot of crying, but mostly we're letting them work it out on their own. It's just the beginning of them having to figure out how to live with each other. Saoirse seems to think lately that Rowan is the funniest thing ever (actually, Mommy and Daddy agree). Saoirse watches her like crazy, and laughs hysterically at things she does. Rowan will bounce up and down, and Saoirse just screams with laughter. If we help them, they'll imitate each other, bouncing and "jumping" while they both laugh and reach for each other. Watching them together is more fun every day.
Last weekend we took the babies to Ann Arbor for the weekend, which was a big adventure. We stayed in a hotel, and even went to a couple of restaurants with the girls. I think they enjoyed all four of us sleeping in one big king size bed, and liked all the attention they got when we had dinner and drinks in the lounge. They behaved for long enough for us to have dessert even!
Posted by Chris Sunday, January 27, 2008 at 1:48 PM