Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Eleven Months

Eleven months is a tough time, isn't it? Everyone is waiting for the big one year mark next month. Eleven months gets the shaft in the scheme of things. Well, not this time!

Emma and Logan are now clapping (They started around 10.5 months.). Emma started it and Logan joined her after two days. It's terribly cute: they applaud after nursing. Yay, milk!

"Yay for milk! Good mommy!"

Caitlin likes to play with the twins, although it can be occasionally nerve-wracking for me. When she starts cackling, I'm certain she's up to no good. The twins are crazy about her and terrified by her in turn. It's a rollercoaster.

"What she doin' now?"

"I see you under dere!"

Queen of the Blanket.

The twins like books. Perhaps a little too much.

Emma in the reading corner. Those books never stay on the shelf for more than 10 minutes at a time. Sigh!

Five days ago, when I first started this post, I wrote:
Still no walking going on, much to my continued surprise. I suspect the twins just like to crawl. No teeth, either. (For which I am quite grateful.)
Things sure do change quickly these days! You just have to provide the right motivation.

"Want dat!"

Who knew lens caps were so powerful?! Or maybe it was the deadline - this happened today, while Misty was visiting, so there is a witness!

"Hey Logan, check dis out: I walkin'! Taah-dah!"

Ayup. You read it right: Emma is walking. She took her first three steps while I was camera-less and then refused to walk again for the video camera, but finally deigned to give us a repeat performance once I did have a camera in hand. Logan, of course, is devastated.

"Noooo! Dat's no fair! First she gets da clapping and de teef and now dis?!"

"Hey Logan, I t'ink I see you problem. You gots hamhocks."
Logan: "What?!"

Emma: "Hamhock thighs. Hee hee!"

Hamhock thighs may not be so great for walking, but they're excellent for nibbling.

We figure he'll walk when he's ready to. Perhaps he's saving it up for their first birthday party? Crowd pleasin' first steps. And trust me, there's a crowd a-brewin' for this party!

"I can't walk first? Fine! I take over deh world instead. Now 'scuse me while I praktiss my 'puter hackin' skills. Caitlin, hep me turn dis on!"

I also take back what I'd said about teething going pretty easily the other day. Today was rough: no napping and lots of crying. I think Logan's tummy was upset and Emma may have been in pain from teething because she calmed down after I dosed her with pain killer while he threw up at Caitlin's first soccer practice. Nice intro to soccer, huh? Bleargh!

So yeah, our dance card seems pretty full: signing, teething, and walking. Next thing you know, they'll be talking! Not too soon though, I hope! Not too soon.

"I not make any promises 'bout not talkin'. A girl's gotta do whatta girl's gotta do!"

Don't worry, Logan. You'll always be two minutes older.

The months have flown past. I can hardly believe that in another month they'll be one.

And you know what that means:



Bobbi said...

What an adorable family! I know you are so proud! Great photos!

filthEdesign said...

john didn't walk till almost 14 months - but he was SO fast at crawling - he just had no time for it...

i think logan looks just like caitlin and emma looks just like you :)

cute cute photos!!

Woman with a Hatchet said...

Bobbi: Thank you!

Em: Logan is also really fast, maybe that's why? Or maybe the gravitic pull on those thighs is keeping him down? And thanks!

LaskiGal said...

Oh, the world of walking.

Nibbling or walking . . . I choose nibbling. Sadly, J chose walking. He was such a speedy little guy I thought he'd stick with crawling a little longer. But, I think he liked being up higher and that's what did us in . . .

I can't believe how fast time has flown either. I just had him (12 months ago . . . ).

So, when is one??? J was originally due 9/9 but decided to come a much early--almost to the day.

Elaine A. said...

It's funny, since I don't have twins I never thought about one walking before the other. Interesting... Anyway! Have I told you how cute it is when you "talk" for them?? SOOOO cute!

Woman with a Hatchet said...

Laskigal: One is exactly a month from yesterday - 9/27. Congrats on your 1 year anniversary of being a mom!

Elaine: Thanks! If you think that's cute, you should see when they practice karate on each other. : ) I hadn't thought much about them walking at different times, since they aren't identical. Now THAT is an interesting question. I should ask Val if her identical twin boys walked at the same time, or within a few days.

Jennifer H said...

You know I sit here and giggle every time you have your babies talking, right?

Walking! I'm clapping from here! There's so much going on there, and they're so cute.

Taah-dah, for sure. Thanks for letting me know these were up. :-)

Allison said...

Such cute pictures!

Anonymous said...

You know - we needed a better bribe than a lens cap to walk: remember any old pics/stories of watermelon, peaches or was it ice cream? I think Logan might be holding out for a better offer. ;>

SuburbanCorrespondent said...

I love these little photo diaries. And I love nibbling hamhock thighs!

Woman with a Hatchet said...

Jennifer: Thanks! Ask and ye shall receive...odd pictures of a stranger's children. Blogging is so weird!

Allison: Thanks!

Dawn: I'll try Logan on some watermelon tomorrow. Homegrown, even! I don't remember any stories about who walked for what, but I remember the pic of me with a giant watermelon slice. : )

SC: Thanks! They are nibble-able. And he laughs so nicely when we tickle him, so it's just positive reinforcement on our end all around.

Ali said...

SO EXCITING SO EXCITING SO EXCITING! Man, I got goosebumps just reading about it all! Nice going with these two (er, three) mama!

Anonymous said...

Ask mom I believe I walked for icecream you might have done for either the watermelon or a peach.

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