Nothing makes time fly faster than two very mobile little girls.
Carrie has been crawling for a while now. She’s added pulling up and climbing to her tactics that allow her to get into trouble. Just yesterday, Frank and I left the girls in their bedroom while we got ready for church. We heard a thud and went to check on the girls, only to find Miss Carrie in an unusual position:
Ellie was a little bit later in learning how to crawl, but once she had the proper motivation, she can bust a move with the best of ’em! Ellie hasn’t started pulling up on much, but we are pretty sure that milestone is not too far away.
The girls have a ton of teeth in varying stages of protrusion. Both have at least four teeth with a few more on the way. They have been teething champs – requiring no ora-gel and muscling through teething like it was no big thang.
Carrie continues to be a vibrant, electric soul. We love the bright smile she is so quick to flash at everyone. And she has this awesome laugh that just warms my heart. Every morning, when we walk into her room, she is standing in her crib, GRINNING at us. There is, in my opinion, nothing better than that.
Ellie is our peaceful soul. She loves to snuggle and study books, pictures and anything with intricate detail. She has two plush, rosie cheeks that are like little apples – just perfect for smooching! She was the first twin to really lock down feeding herself – her fine motor skills are excellent.
Watching the girls interact is one of the best parts of having twins. They started laughing at each other and playing together more over the past month. The other day, Frank’s mom was watching the girls play. Both girls had pacifiers and were sitting facing each other. Carrie casually reached over and plucked Ellie’s pacifier out of her mouth, spit out her own pacifier and started enjoying the stolen pacifier. Without blinking, Ellie picked up the discarded pacifier until Carrie noticed and the cycle repeated itself several times. Carrie was remorseless and Ellie was unruffled throughout the entire exchange. The perk of having twins is that they have never had the benefit of an existence without a sibling, so their tolerance for such antics seems to be much higher.
The nice thing about this stage of their lives is that they are eating pretty much anything we eat. This proved to be quite helpful this weekend when Frank and I spontaneously went out for brunch after church. The girls enjoyed watermelon, blueberry muffins, mac & cheese and a few other items with gusto. They were perfect little angels, delighting the staff with their sweet selves. Let’s hope their dining prowess continues and they don’t start doing the screaming thing they do at home. That screaming thing is pretty annoying.