Well my little love muffins are officially 8 months old today. Yes, that means only 4 more months until they are ONE! As always, I'm astonished, sad, excited, and insanely proud of these amazing little girls. They are at such a fun age. It seems like they are doing/discovering something new each day. They are for sure starting to notice each other more. The other day while I was trying to quickly get ready, I had put both of them in their jumpers, and 5 minutes later I heard both of them laughing at each other! I of course ran in the room to witness it, and sure enough, for no reason, they were just cackling at each other. Melted my heart. They continue to interact on a daily basis. Mostly in the form of our little pistol, Sophie, trying to steal a toy or grab at Campbell. She takes it like the little laid back smiley girl she is and ignores it most of the time, but I can tell we are going to have to start working with Sophie on being nice to her sister. This morning, Kyle asked if it was too early to start "time out" with her! Their personalities couldn't be more different, and it's so fun to watch them develop. Here's a few highlights:
Skills we have acquired:
-Sitting up on our own
-Able to hold themselves up on furniture for a few seconds
-Eating baby food/puffs
Still working on...:
-Our first tooth
-Drinking out of a sippy cup
As stated earlier, this girl loves anything and everything...that her sister is playing with. She also would eat just about anything put in front of her, and gets very upset if we don't feed her fast enough (screams and makes this motion with her hand that signals us to hurry up). I can tell she is going to have a temper and be the boss around here someday. I also currently think she is going to be the one that gets the two of them in trouble ("Come on, Campbell, Mom will never find out") She also looooves to talk to us. Her favorite musical artist is "Gaga" We know this because she tells us aaaallll day long. We think, a few times, the "G" has turned into a "D" making what we believe her first word to be: "Dada" (or at least Kyle thinks so). Still wondering when she will make it more official. She loves doing anything with her hands. Including mimic-ing me when I sing "Skin-a-marink-a-dinky-dink", waving, and attempting to clap her hands (which is hysterical). I'm thinking it may be time to start the baby sign language with her since she loves using those hands so much. She also can impressively clap her feet together really well! She still has the sweetest smile, and tons of little rolls that I could gobble up. She is also finally getting some hair! So far it appears to be strawberry blonde/red and potentially curly. We agree that her fiery redish hair matches her personality. Can't wait until this girl starts talking more. I think she's gonna have a lot to say!
Aaah, my happy little CJ. Her smile continues to light up a room. While not as vocal as her sister, she still loves to be talked to and thinks anything and everything you say is hilarious. She loves to listen to my off-key voice sing songs and read books. She is also very accepting of her selfish sister stealing whatever she is playing with, and usually, shockingly, finds it funny when she takes something from her. She is super ticklish on just about any part of her body, especially her ribs and feet. She, too, is starting to get a little bit of hair. It's still very uneven and skullet-like. And she has a little bit on the crown of her head that is very tweety-birdish (don't I make that sound attractive?) I think she is going to have my texture/color of hair, which is very fine and light brown. Recently, more and more people are starting to say how much she looks like Kyle, and I'd have to agree. Her eye shape/color are 100% his. I still think she has my nose, but we aren't sure where that giant smile comes from! It is definitely uniquely hers, and it brightens my day every day.
Here are a few more pics of my growing beauties:
Playing with Papa's cowboy hat
Tough cowgirl, Sophie
Memorial Day weekend
We would dominate a swimsuit contest.
Backyard inflatable pool time
They look so big in their highchairs!
We love summer!
Playdate with the Coy triplets. Oh what fun!
My two favorite Daddies on Father's Day at Mema's
Family pool pic
Just relaxing at Mema's after playing in the pool
Love you girls more than anything!