Happy .5, 1/2, fifty-fifty and 50% Birthday to Us Today!I did such a good job last month that Mommy is letting me write again. So much has changed in just four, short weeks!
Bath times are my FAVORITE! I am part frog - I kick and kick and kick and kick my legs as fast as I can to splash the water, and I giggle harder the wetter I get Mommy . I also like to hug my rubber toys, but can't figure out how to make them squirt on my chest like Mommy does for me. It's a good thing she's there to serve this purpose.
Mommy says that next month, when the pool opens, she and Daddy are going to take us swimming. I can hardly wait!
I still LOVE my Jumperoo - especially now that I have grown two more inches and both my feet touch the ground. When I get going, I REALLY get going! I jump in-time with the music, yakkety yak to the animals in a high-pitched voice (Why don't they answer my questions?) and jump so high that my baby butt pops out of the seat and my head almost hits the ceiling. Mommy, Daddy and my Nanny (in-GAAA) put me in the Jumperoo at least three times a day just so I can get out all the energy that builds-up inside me. I am glad they are smart enough to know when it's my Jumperoo time. Thanks Mom, Dad and in-GAAA!
About three times a week, Mommy will take us to the park for a walk in our stroller. It's my favorite time to ponder the tough questions in my little world, like how worms taste or what my first Duplo block building should be - a rocket ship or a replica of Notre-Dame Cathedral. Oh decisions, decisions! It's also a great time to catch up on sleep...which I often do.
Mom and Dad took us to the doctor on Monday. I worked hard to pass my physical with flying colors...squiggling and squiggling and squiggling - trying to show the doctor my daily workout routine. She didn't even comment on my 6-pack...boo!
I am now 15 lbs. 10 oz. and 26" tall - so over 2 feet, tall-and-lean is how Mom describes me, but still not quite tall enough for the carousel. I'm making progress though. I no longer look like Elmer Fudd when I smile and wrinkle my forehead because - guess what?! I have hair now! G...you've always had all the hair, but you better watch out now...that's all I'm sayin.
|Look at all my hair!|
My sister has also grown. She is also over 26" and weighs several ounces more than me - little piglet! I am jealous because she has two teeth already!
G's two bottom teeth on 4/28
|G's two bottom teeth on 5-10|
I got to meet Pap Pap and Mia (my "other" grandparents) last week. At first, Pap Pap didn't want to hold us, but as soon as he broke down, G knew exactly how to wrap herself around his little finger (or should I say cuddle on his chest) - so by the end of our visit, he was holding us on a regular basis. We sure do love our grandparents. They make such great pillows when we're tired!
|I sleep just like my Daddy...with my mouth wide open. Sometimes, I even snore!|
|In case you're taking notes, the picture above or below is how to wrap a Pap Pap or a Mia around a little finger...|
works like a charm - every time.
|Oh Mia, what big eyes you have!|
If "motorboating" were an Olympic sport, there is no doubt I'd take Gold. I've perfected it and NO ONE can ptttthhhhffff quite like me (ok, maybe Lilly Tomlin, but no one else). It's most effective right after Mom has given me a spoon full of food. So far, we've tried squash, peas, carrots, bananas, and, our VERY favorite - applesauce. Mommy says we might try string beans this weekend.
We've also been working on our "Ooooooos" and "Ohhhhhhhs". Mom make's "o's" with her mouth and we scrunch up our lips, but the noise we make doesn't sound the same. I think I talk very clearly, but Mom and Dad just don't understand.
Arching my back and scooting my butt has been a true adventure, but about about two weeks ago, I found a better way. I noticed that if I kicked my legs way, way high up in the air and swiveled my hips just right, I would occasionally end up on my stomach. From there, I could push, and push, and push (great for the pecs, you know), but one day I leaned over a little too much to one side and ended up on my back again. Well, a few more times doing that and something clicked...I realized I could do it myself if I pushed up on both hands and threw my head to the side just right. Now, they can't stop me! I can even go from right to left and left to right. Even though G throws her legs into the air and brings them down to roll on her side, this trick is mine and mine alone. I discovered it and I perfected it!
|Another Perfect Beethoven Impersonation!|
|G isn't rolling over yet, but I did teach her how to do push-ups.|
G has become best buddies with Rusty. When he comes close, she tries to pet him with her fists. And, when he sniffs her nose, she tries (and many times succeeds) to lick his. Rusty will come check on us often and, many times, lays down next to us to let us know he's watching over us. It's like we have our very own brown, furry guardian angel.
I've been looking at my sister more and more. It's special being a twin! Even though Mommy's told me that G is made of sugar and spice and everything nice, I still grab her hand once in a while...to let her know how much her brother loves her.
Tomorrow, we have a big day planned. We are going to Bubbie Jan's Bat Mitzvah! We've never been to a Bat Mitzvah before! Mommy is going to say the second Aliyah (that's an important prayer that's sung before the Torah is read). I've been practicing with Mommy, so maybe I'll sing too. We'll see.
Thanks for letting me share my half-birthday with you!
Signing Off With a Great Big Pfffftttthhhhh,