Sunday, February 12, 2006

Seven Months Old

Our babies turned seven months old Thursday. How they are changing!

Zoe started sitting up this week and has made great advances in crawling. She crawls and falls, but can easily work her way from one side of a quilt to another in only moments.

Kaia is pushing up on both hands and straightening her elbows. She'll be pushing up on hands and knees soon. She loves to laugh and spent much of our trip to the mall yesterday laughing at random passers-by.

Peek-a-boo is a big hit with both girls as they love to entertain one another. Kaia will lay on her back and waive her big Whinnie the Pooh in front of her, then whisk him away to see Zoe and laugh, laugh, laugh. Zoe sits up, holds a blanket with both hands, waggles it over her head and then flops it down with a mischievous look of anticipation waiting for Kaia to laugh.

Late at night they giggle, coo and scream in delight at each other, carrying on as if having their own little baby slumber party.

It seems they are changing every day. It amazes me how quickly they learn. They will be big girls all too soon. Kaia just had a bottle and fell asleep on my lap as I finished writing this. What could be better than a cuddly baby asleep in your arms?

Kaia still loves to swing in her Nature Sounds Baby Papasan swing, so we're squeezing the last bit of usefulness out of it. She loves to watch the bird, butterfly and dragonfly turning above her and listen to the babbling brook sounds as she swings. Soon she'll have to graduate to a bigger swing. She can already almost reach the big leaves on the mobile above her. Posted by Picasa

Zoe Reaching for the Phone

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Zoe started sitting up all on her own this week. This picture is of the first time she sat up. She is now sitting with no support from her hands. She especially loves this as it allows her to entertain her sister by waiving blankets over her head with both hands, playing peek-a-boo. Posted by Picasa