Fresh and Fruity turned 10 months...
Yup, Sadie's crawling now :) She also loves finger foods like pancakes, banana, and cheerios. She has perfected her sippy cup technique down to one-handed drinking, and says mamamama very sweetly to anyone and anything. She always has big grins for her twin brother, and an everlasting amount of patience as he grabs her toys, uses her as a step stool, and tugs her hair. She is really moving around and exploring, and is getting braver about moving herself into new positions. This past month she scraped up her nose after falling out of the kiddie pool at my folks--something we were on high-alert for Peter to do, but not her! She continues to adore splashing in the water, though, as well as jumping in the doorway jumparoo. She is fascinated by everything Chloe does, and will be entertained as long as her big sister is within eyesight. Sadie is still squishy and oh-so-sweet!
Peter hates to sit still, except when he needs to nurse and snuggle. He is an intrepid explorer, checking out the far reaches of our house with plucky fortitude. This month I have found him standing on the couch, checking out the toilet bowl, as well as knocking over the fireplace screen (on top of himself--eeek!) and with various leaves and twigs in his mouth. Trouble with a capital T, he is none the less cheerful and happy to see everyone--unless he is hungry or tired, then he greets you with an ear-piercing shriek. It's god-awful, and now he has his sisters imitating it, and I am thinking of investing in some good earplugs! He can cruise around holding onto the furniture, and is very interested in going wherever Chloe goes. Becoming more coordinated, he no longer plows over whatever is in his way, and can now maneuver with a little more finesse and agility.
For Chloe, yesterday was also a big day--the first day of school. She was so very sad to be leaving us, and I had to pry her out the door...
Just kidding! She was actually super excited to be going back to pre-school. So blase about the whole thing that she requested Pop bring her rather than I do it...OK by me, since he'll be in charge of drop off and I got to meet the teachers last week at open house. It will be good for her to be back in the school routine, and to have a little space from baby-central!
Peter wanted to know what the all the excitement was about:
But wasn't about to sit still for too long!
See ya :)