04 February 2010

Mmmmm, toe-licious





I have very exciting news: Phillip finally discovered his toes! Monday morning he rolled over during a diaper change and clasped his toes. We've all tried to get him interested in holding his toes but until that moment he was not very interested. Now he is like a little wobble ball, all curled up with his toes. I LOVE this stage! He really reminds me of a bouncy baby boy. Amelia was already sitting up on her own by 5 months old. Phillip is a little slower, but totally on track. Now that he has toes to entertain him he lasts longer on the floor all by himself. This morning he discovered that his toes reach his mouth and that toes are fun to suck on. Amelia was very excited and tried to suck her toes too. She gave up after a couple tries because it was boring. Instead she crawled in Phillip's crib to take a nap and have "binky love". What a crazy little lady. Lately, she started posing for pictures. Most of her poses are totally hilarious and not natural. I need to post a couple examples one day.

Since Monday Mia has not slept well due to growing pains in her legs. Last night she was up for two hours in pain. I rubbed her little leggies with peppermint lotion then snuggled her until she fell asleep. I love that she put her warm hands on my cheek as a reassurance I was still there. Those little touches are so fleeting and wonderful. When I finally returned to my bed she muttered, "Thanks, mom you are so warm and cozy like my socks." Ahhhh, melt my heart.

Piano lessons are going well. So far I have 6 maybe 7 students split between Tuesdays and Thursdays. Mia took a voluntary nap three days this week. Since binky is confined to bedtime she often wants to go to bed for binky loves. Tuesday this turned out to be a disaster since she cried for nearly the whole hour I tried to teach. Once she gets through this growth spurt her mood "should" improve...I am so glad for an extra excuse to practice the piano.

I will leave you with a couple more pictures of rose flowers I made as photo props: