It seems like most of January the kids were battling colds. Lots of snot and sleepless nights. So it's been nice this past week to not have to wipe snot streams and have boogers all over my pant legs. However yesterday today have been a different story and it seems a new cold is coming on, thus is life in winter with little kids.
The girls are growing and moving around faster. Mary is rather quick now, making her way from room to room in the blink of an eye. Emma likes to get into everything! We are finding (at no surprise) that Mary's demeanor is much like Isaac's, very calm, easy going, and a rule follower. We redirected her a few times from Harpo's water/food bowl and now she just crawls right past it (most times). Emma on the other hand ate dog food everyday for a good week. Although she did listen yesterday! I was able to call her name and she stalled long enough for me to make it to her before she ate the pellets. But most times she gets into everything and doesn't care what we have to say about it. Just the other day it was the cutest moment, Mary stands up along side the TV stand where there were a couple DVDs in plastic sleeves sitting there, staring at me the entire time, not taking her eyes off me she reached over and pulled the DVD into her mouth. With a look like "can I? I'm going to. Are you going to say anything?" Where as if Emma was in the same situation, she wouldn't have even batted an eye or looked for my approval she would have just put it straight in her mouth and started gnawing. It was sweet.
They are both cruising along furniture so it won't be long before they are walking, AHH! This is Emma's preferred mode of transportation and she loves to pull up on my pant leg thus making it so I can't walk anywhere without unlatching her and setting her down.
Emma now has three teeth, the two obvious bottom ones she likes to show off with her bulldog smile and one top left tooth. Her bottom side teeth should be making their way shortly she has appeared to be bothered by them lately. Mary still no teeth.
Overall they are happy, beautiful girls.
Isaac started swimming lessons a few weeks ago and he loves it! He has made great progress in just the few short weeks of attendance. He checked out a book from the library this week about counting by two's and quickly picked that up. He loves playing in his sensory table downstairs and singing. We attend music class once a week (yes all four of us) and he loves listening to his music CD in the car. He can spell his name and recite some of his favorite books from memory.