Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Let's take it outside

The girls had their first day in the sun since they've been able to sit on their own. The grass was green, the sky was blue, and everyone had fun. Click here to see my little animated gif...

It was almost like being back in Tucson!

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Sit Baby Sit! Good Baby. (Wah.)

Anyone remember that Ubu thing at the end of Cheers? No, ok I guess it's just me. So...yeah. The girls are sitting without support! It was amazing - one day they needed my help to sit without falling for more than a few seconds, and the next day they decided to balance themselves and could sit on their own for 10 minutes or more. And they automatically started falling in a graceful way, rolling to their stomachs and then happily picking up where they left off. (...for the most part. We still have those times when they fall backward and really thump their heads, and then tears flow. Theirs mostly. But sometimes mine, if they happen to be holding my hair or neck skin at the time of the fall.) They are also beginning to crawl and can make quite a bit of forward progress. Alex is still rolling to get places, for the most part, but when she sees the dog, it's army crawling time. He's so oblivious until the fur starts to tug...

Their new fav toys are their Bumper Jumper and Exersaucer. These are also my new favorite toys, as they give me a little break to do something other than introducing toys or keeping crawling babies from sucking on the dogs icky paws.

I'm going to experiment and try to post a movie to my website and link to it here. Let me know if you can get it to work. Be warned, it's a pretty big file. Give a minute to load.

Click here to see Alex bounce in Chicago.

We all, including Daddy, went for a walk in our new jogging stroller (thanks for the handme down, Wrights!). I'm not sure why they seemed so unhappy to be in there, but it cracks me up.

We're going to Chicago again this weekend, and the girls will meet their Uncle Mike! I can't wait to snap a few shots of him serenading them on guitar... with my new SLR digital camera! Yeeha. Thanks Jack. :) I'm one happy mommy.

One last note, this one goes out to preggers women everywhere... or anyone with teeth for that matter: Though time and energy are slim, always find time to FLOSS. Going for 18 months without a professional teeth cleaning is bad enough, but add to that the late night snacks that pregnancy tends to bring, and the fact that it's hard to remember what day it is when you're sleep deprived, let alone whether you've brushed, and you're well on your way to a mouth full 'o decay. I finally went to the dentist today and while the drill is not in my immediate future, it will be if I don't change my ways. (but not my wei's. I'm really very happy with all my Wei's... tee hee.)

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Who Loves Ya? Everyone does!

We went on a 10 day trip to Chicago recently, and then closed on our new house right after that. It's been a whirlwind month for the Wei's, and a really good one. It became even more clear to me in Chicago that the girls and Jack and I are loved by so many people! We're incredibly lucky. Thank you to everyone who took time out of your busy lives to visit with us in Chicago! In celebration of all the people who have touched the girls' lives in their short 6 months on planet Earth, I've made a poster of "20 great hugs". Many many more people have been influential to them, but there's only so much space on a 16 x 20 page! And I don't have photos of everyone who has sent gifts and well wishes. This poster will get printed and put in the playroom, so the girls can see how many people loved them before they were even half a year old. :)

If I were cool like my buddy Dan Z, I would have made outlines of each person in the key rather than just write their names. But I have two babies, so I'd rather get the extra sleep.
Speaking of sleep, the girls have been sleeping very well ever since we moved to Indy, and so I'm now spoiled with over 7 hours sleep each night! It's still not uninterrupted, but from what I've seen of my nephews, we shouldn't expect uninterrupted sleep until the girls go off to college. I'll take what I can get! Their big milestone the last few weeks is that they are both pushing up to their knees when they are doing tummy time. And Dani is actually making forward progress (aka, CRAWLING!) rather than just rolling and doing push ups!! I'm excited and scared at the same time. I'm sure in my next post I'll tell y'all about my new "herding" skills. Maybe Plato will step up and become a baby-herding dog.