John Paul and Elizabeth are hilarious together. He does this dance where he falls down on purpose and then she laughs hysterically and tries to imitate him, running over and tackling him as soon as he falls down.
Of course, it's a bonus if he lifts his shirt up because then she can try beeping his belly button...
It's like Mardi Gras every day up in here.
I let the kids get their craft on with the very simplest of crafts, pipe cleaner and bead candy canes:
You'll never guess which kid (John Paul) followed directions painstakingly, checking frequently to make sure he was getting it right, and which kid threw on beads in whichever order she found them (Cecilia).
"Oh Mom, could I please have some more microgreens?"
But yes, seriously he asked for more. And he ate them. AFTER he had already had dessert.
The babies had their one-year well check (only three weeks late, I am SO on the ball!), and
I can't get over how cute baby talk is at this stage - Elizabeth doesn't say much (Mama, Dada, Bye bye, ball, baby and the like), but Mary Claire is JUST like Cecilia with her crazy verbal abilities! The doctor was asking how many words she has and I couldn't even count because she picks up one or two new ones every day. Off the top of my head she has (in her own interpretation, which is usually pretty close):
Mary (she always points to the statues on our mantle)
And more that I'm sure I'm forgetting
And she makes noises for lions (an AMAZING roar that's the cutest ever), elephants (lip trumpeting), puppies (the cutest woofing you've seen), cows, sometimes snakes, and sometimes cats. Seriously, cutest ever.
In other baby news, I feel like everyone on the internet is pregnant right now. And then I start noticing that people with babies younger than mine are pregnant and I start thinking, "Wait, why am I not pregnant yet???"
And then I realize that's crazy talk, because I'm still nursing twins and not fertile yet and thaaaaaaaank goodness! Not that babies aren't a blessing and all, and we'll happily accept #5 et al. whenever God sees fit to bless us, but the twins are going through such a rough phase right now and when I think about what this would be like if I had morning sickness to top it all off?
We're actually about to beat the longest non-pregnant period of our married life - how crazy is that?
In conclusion, no need to compare oneself to the internet. But I think we all knew that, right?
Someone found an Allen wrench and decided he needed to dismantle the Ikea chairs:
Aaaand he actually succeeded. And then put it back together. Correctly. So... New marketing tactic?
IKEA: So easy a 4-year-old can do it
Cecilia, my friends. Just in case you needed to match a voice with her amazing quotes, here she is in all her unclothed glory.
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