Once again I am being a bad blogger mommy by not updating like I should. Here are some pictures and a video to catch everyone up on the past week. First, not baby related I have some news to share about myself. Last week Wednesday it was announced at work that they are closing the child care center where I work. November 24th is the last day we will be open, which means I will be out of work. I will enjoy having some extra time with the girls while I am job searching, but hopefully it won't be too long until I can find something that makes me happy.
Alright on to the important stuff, Lillian and Claire. They have been busy having fun and developing. Claire is doing GREAT with her walking and is getting all over the place. Each day you can see she is becoming more and more comfortable with it and nothing is slowing her down, well, maybe Lillian when she knocks her over. :-) Claire also popped a new tooth Monday night, she now has her top front right tooth. I have a feeling there is another on the way for her and Lillian I am pretty sure is working on another.
Lillian is starting to develop an interest in walking. A few days ago she would only take one or two steps and enjoyed watching Claire walk all over the place, but tonight she was taking 4 or 5 steps before falling down. She will "run" all over the place while holding onto someone or pushing their little stroller thing, but she has not yet built up all the confidence in walking on her own and feeling comfortable doing it. I think by Thanksgiving she will be on her way.
Both of the girls love being able to feed themselves. They do not like being spoon fed anymore and will let you know. Once you put food on their trays they gobble it up in no time, they certainly are not shy about eating. There has not really been anything they do not care for. They love all their fruits and vegetables, they love all kinds of meat, but pasta in any form is by far their favorite.
As of this morning the girls are now playing in their new playroom. We cleaned up the basement family room, painted it, put in some new shelves and the girls love it! They seem to really enjoy the freedom of being able to roam without boundaries and they have more then double the amount of space to play they have had before. The room is not yet complete, but they don't mind.
This is their newest toy and the love it! The air pops the balls up into the air (as you can see the purple one is on it's way up) and then they cycle back through. Both girls will sit there laughing and clapping for the longest time watching the balls. Claire likes to chase after them and always needs one for each hand, but she tries to figure out how to get a third.
Lillian is just as amused by the plastic container as she is by the ball popper.
A shot of the playroom. There is a lot of room to grow and add more toys and books. The pictures on the wall are framed paintings both the girls have done. I currently have eight frames around the room and I will continue to switch out the artwork as they grow.
They love reading books before bed. Goodnight Moon is by far their favorite!
Grandma Pattie bought these teething toys for the girls last weekend. Claire does not like to share with Lillian and is always taking it away from her.
Aunt Maggie made some special spaghetti for us. Claire and Lillian both enjoyed painting themselves with the sauce while eating. It was for sure a mess, but they loved it!