So our little girl started crawling right before 6 months. Well, kind of. She did this modified form of crawlingâ€¦ she looked like a caterpillar. Pretty much at the same time as this crawling developed, she began sitting up really well. So, I started letting her just sit. She seemed to really enjoy this upright position. I didnâ€™t let her practice tummy time as much. So, then about a week ago, I started putting her back on her tummy more often. Caris was not so happy about this change. But, now sheâ€™s back to practicing her crawling. Sheâ€™s finally starting to get more control of her mobility, though sheâ€™s not yet doing full on hand-knee crawling yet.
Caleb went to see Veggie Tales: The Pirates Who Donâ€™t Do Anything this past Tuesday at the Monrovia Krikorian. It was his first time watching a whole movieâ€¦ and his first time in a movie theater. Sorry no pictures of Caleb, but this a milestone to be remembered in our blog. At least Chris took a picture of the movie screen (see below).
Caleb did better than we had expected. He watched the whole movie.
Calebâ€™s been taking a soccer class since mid-July. One more Saturday class left. Heâ€™s the youngest in this mommy/daddy & me class.
Caleb & Caris really do like each other. Itâ€™s pretty cute to see. Caleb gets very concerned if he thinks I might be forgetting â€œmei-meiâ€ (little sister in Mandarin) in the car. Caris always flashes a big grin when she sees â€œge-geâ€ (big brother).
(Notice the kitchen stool Caleb used to find his way into Carisâ€™ play yard)
Theyâ€™re even starting to sleep the same way at the same time. Mind you, theyâ€™re in different rooms. Strange.
Caleb still does get jealous that Caris does certain things he doesnâ€™t get to do. And, heâ€™s not so happy that Caris is now taking his toys and exploring them with her mouth. His favorite phrase with her now is, â€œSister, noâ€¦ Stop! Mei-mei, no, stop. Mine. Calebâ€™s.â€
Caris is getting at least 2 more teeth right now. The bottom lateral incisors are right under the gum skin. This now explains why our daughter has become of waterfall of drool. How come our kids get their teeth so early? Caris isnâ€™t even 7 months old yet. (Weâ€™ll post pictures of her new teeth when they become more visible.)
At least Caleb is done with his teething for now. 20 pearly whites. So, why is Caleb still Mr. Drooly? We havenâ€™t a clue.
After rice cereal, Caris had avocado.
â€¦ and plumâ€¦ besides many other foods since then.
Not the cleanest eater, but thenâ€¦ even Caleb isnâ€™t always the cleanest eater.
So weâ€™ve been taking Caleb & Caris to Kiddie Kandids at Babies R Us for their major pictures. It just so happened that we got Calebâ€™s 2 year pictures, and Carisâ€™ 6 month pictures done at the same time. So we have to take pictures with them as well. Color & picture coordinated, here they are.
Happy 31st birthday, Yvonne! Yes, her real name.
A day late, and a dollar short, but itâ€™s still here. Yvonneâ€™s birthday gift was a break from the kiddos. At the day spa of course. I think getting away from the kids might have been enough, but I might as well send her away to something sheâ€™ll enjoy as well.
While she was over there, Caleb, Caris & I were scheming things at home. A surprise for when Mommy comes back.
Hereâ€™s the setup. Letters.
If youâ€™re interested in watching a 11+ minute video, here it is of me and Caleb finishing up the rest.
(Video coming soon after it finishes uploading. Only 4+ hours. I need FiOS)
Hereâ€™s the finished product.
Caleb was having fun with the Rock Band drum set at Chrisâ€™ work. Wish we could have gotten better video footage. Calebâ€™s hilarious when he sings.
Caris is chatting it up. Well, kind of. This video was taken about a month agoâ€¦ so, sheâ€™s more talkative now.