I’ve been MIA for a bit – sorry about that – Hope you missed us! We all had a fantastic vacation in Maine… now we are back to reality.
Once in a while I like to talk about the cute things the twins are managing to do, as I am not keeping a baby book.
So here goes…
The twins are really repeating words on a more regular basis. They have definitely mastered “NO” as clear as can be, with the occasional finger wag and head shake thrown in for good measure. Last week Mason started saying “please and thank you” although thank you sounds more like “ti ti”, and only I know what they are saying
Diggers (excavators, or anything John Deer) seems to be the flavor of the month. They both call them “dig dig”.
While in Maine, we discovered a little toy “village” of diggers, that some wonderful kid left at the end of the beach. So just like at home, when we go see the diggers every day, we would say to the boys “Let’s go see the diggers” and we’d go play with the John Deer toys at the end of the beach.
Well one time we mentioned it to the boys, but we were taking a little long to get out the house. Mason opened the house door, then the screen door, walked down the beach steps and marched down the beach to go play. He got to the neighbors house before we caught up with him! He was safe – but this just showed me how much they really do understand when we talk, and also how independent these boys are at only 21 months! We probably have to edit our music list again – no more butt slapping, hip hop tunes!
The boys are doing great animal sounds and are able to identify most objects in books (by pointing at them).
There is definitely some twin talk going on…and they call each other “braha” or brother
T ball is our new favorite thing. Cameron seems to be a lefty – he has an amazing swing for only just being introduced to this sport. Mason seems to be a righty, and also seems to enjoy hitting the ball. Although Mason would much rather go dig in the sand.
Both boys learnt to catch and throw the ball last month, so we are still working on that – although they seem to be pretty good at it already.
Jumping is a new trick for both boys.
Both boys are very curious about other kids and they really enjoy watching them. They played alongside my friends children in Maine, and as far as I know there were no incidents.
Sharing goes really well when they feel like sharing, but I would say this is hit or miss at this point. Especially when they are tired, taking turns seems to be a challenge.
Over all they are happy kids, although slightly more clingy this month.
The twins make each other laugh and they play well together. Cameron does seem to be practicing his wrestling moves on his brother more often, so we are experimenting with time outs.
On our road trip home, Cameron had his Elmo toy and started giving Elmo some milk. It was adorable! I had never seen him do that before. But that morning before we left, Grammy was reading a book with him and making him feed the baby a bottle, so I think that’s where it came from.
Later I asked Mason if he could give Elmo some milk, and he did.
Well that’s what they are doing these days. It’s really a fun stage.