Adorable things have been happening as of late, and I just wanted to share these with you at (almost) two years and two months old:
The Twin Bond: Lately the boys have been waking up and calling out for each other from their beds. Cameron has called “Masie, Masie” and when Mason shows up at his side he will stretch out his arm fully, wave his little wrist and say “Hi Masie” with a huge smile. They have then been playing independently in their room for a few minutes, and so much giggling and laughing can be heard coming from their room!
On the way back from a party on Sunday, we decided to take a detour to the playground. Walking down the pavement, Cameron refused to hold my hand but wanted to hold his brother’s instead….
I also get rejected when they walk down the stairs – they prefer to hold hands with each other. Of course I am spotting them, since the whole purpose behind the hand holding is safety!
Language: the boys have really been chatting away, repeating things like parrots and saying two and three word phrases more often. Two days ago, (January 13th), Mason finally said his brothers name “Cameron”. We were so excited because up until this point neither of them have been able to say it – they were actually referring to each other as “Masie”. But now Mason can say Cameron, so hopefully little Cam will soon be able to say his own name.
When it comes to other people’s names they have been mastering them lately too – “Gammy” is much clearer now too - and they can say most of their cousins names and friends names, and we can understand what they are saying!
“Hi” is migrating to “Hawwo”
When you sneeze they will say “Bess you”
They are also making sense of their world through language – today I gave Mason something to put in the shopping cart, and without me saying anything he said “hewy”. Yup it was heavy!
The boys have also started signing “ABC’s” and twinkle twinkle.
We count the stairs together and they often can say the next number without prompting (usually it’s 2, 9 or 13).
Mummy’s little Helpers: People have been surprised when they come over and the twins will go throw away a wrapper or some trash without me even having to ask them to do so.
Cameron loves to help me unload the dishwasher. He actually gets upset if I do it without him. Any day now, I am going to be calling the repair man, because they stand on the door of the dishwasher to reach the cups (even when I say not too – not the best listeners!)
They both like to help me cook. They will help measure out quantities or help stirring.
They also love unpacking the groceries with me – Thank you Mason, but mom’s sanitary pads DO NOT belong in the fridge
The twins will also throw their clothes in the washing machine, but this I still have to ask them to do.
And finally they LOVE feeding the dog her chunks, and opening the door to let the dog outside.
Poop Scoop: We are doing the “lite” toilet training method. Most times when I change their diaper I will ask if they want to go use the potty. On January 9th Mason pooped and peed in the potty! He also peed again later that day and since then almost once a day. Mason also pooped the day after (just a tiny bit). Cameron has peed in the loo as well but mostly just likes to try. Months ago they both peed and had “accidental” poops in the loo (by catching them mid poop and transferring them to the loo) but this was the real deal.
So that’s the scoop. Some great twin moments and some developmental milestones for my electronic baby book
What are your favorite kid memories or moments?