Ellie thought it would be tasty to eat the bubbles.
Gracelyn sat up by herself a few days ago. She isn't crawling yet, but it will be any day! Ellie doesn't even seem interested in trying to crawl or sit up independently. I think she is just watching and learning from Gracelyn and then she will surprise us one day.
We got home late from church Sunday night so we just left the girls in their carseats watching Baby Einstein while I got their baths ready. That is part of our nightly routine--I put on a Baby Einstein video and the girls watch while I am giving baths. That is just about the only way I have found to keep them from getting too upset while they are waiting for their bath and bottle.
Gracelyn and Ellie sitting in their Bumbos looking out the door at the dogs. You can barely see Mae. She kept walking up to the door and licking it. She kept the girls entertained for a while.
Gracelyn and Ellie on their brand new swings. When we were in Denver, our friends that we stayed with had an infant swing in their backyard similar to these. The girls both had such a good time swinging that we had to get us a couple. It is a great way to keep them smiling at the end of the day when they are starting to get a little fussy.
Gracelyn after her bath last night.
Ellie--Everything goes in their mouths these days!!
People often ask if we can see a difference in their personalities already. I always laugh a little when I get this question because Ellie and Gracelyn are soooo different. It is so much fun to just watch them and see how differently they react to things. Gracelyn is so sweet and easy going. She doesn't get worked up very often so when she does it always worries me a little. Ellie, on the other hand, is quite spunky. If she wants something, she is going to let you know!
They love each other so much already. I love watching them first thing in the morning or right after a nap when they see each other for the first time. They will look at each other and just get these big grins on their faces. They are starting to "play" together a little bit. That play usually involves stealing toys from each other, pushing each other in the face, or in Ellie's case, kicking each other. Gracelyn is such a good sport about it, though. She doesn't usually mind unless she is being kicked in the face.
I can't believe that another month has gone by so quickly! I am starting work in a couple of weeks. I am tutoring part time at the school where I taught kindergarten last year. I will only work about 9 hours a week and we have worked out my schedule so I will only tutor in the morning so Dave will be able to stay home with the girls. He will just go into work after I get off. It has worked out better than we could have hoped! I am a little sad that I won't be home with the girls all the time, but I am also looking forward to being able to get out of the house some. I am excited to see Dave and the girls spending more time together!!