I love the stage my twins are in right now. They are learning so much, they love to imitate, and they are learning how to interact with others. These past couple weeks they have done a few things that I thought would be fun to share with you.
A helping hand
For Christmas the girls each got a little pink “car” to ride on. It has a handle on the back so it can be pushed, or the girls can get on the car and use their feet to propel it. Before this week they hadn’t really paid a whole lot of attention to them. And then they realized they could chase each other in them. Pretty soon I heard giggles up and down our hallway where Layla went first and Katherine following close behind.
When they were done chasing each other, they went to move onto the next toy. Now, Katherine hasn’t mastered getting off the cart gracefully and will ask for help. I was getting ready to go over to help the other day, when I saw Layla go over and give Katherine her hand to help her out. Katherine stood up with the help of Layla, and then told Layla “thank you.” The girls kept right on playing. It melted my heart to see one girl helping the other one out.
I need Mommy!
The girls are starting to put words into phrases. Most of them are two words together. But recently Katherine put together a phrase of her own. I first heard it when she ran out of food and I didn’t notice right away, and she very urgently told me, “I need more!” (emphasis on the word more).
Then, a few days later I left my girls with a friend for a few hours. I walked into the house and started talking. Katherine heard me from another room and started running for me saying “Mommy, Mommy,” followed by a very clear “I NEED MOMMY!”
I have to admit that was one of my favorite moments of being a mommy so far.
Eloy always checks on the girls before he heads to bed. It has been his thing since the first day they came home. Two nights ago Eloy came into our bedroom laughing and waved at me to come into the girls’ room. “Get in here and look at your girl.”
I walked in and saw Katherine first. Nothing new there. She was sleeping peacefully. Then I looked at Layla. She was sleeping on her tummy, bottom in the air. With her diaper off. :-O Now, I have found her after nap time with her diaper half un-strapped and down around her knees (with poop!) but this was a first. She had never before taken her diaper off before she fell asleep. We rolled her onto her back and put her diaper back on. She just looked at us with sleepy eyes that said, “Mom and Dad, what are you doing in my room at night waking me up.”
Now, for a while, she will be sleeping in onesies and pants!
“I love you!”
The girls can now say “I love you” and it melts my heart every time. The “L’s” sound more like soft “Y’s” making it even more adorable. Tonight we put the girls down for bed as usual. I heard Layla kind of singing in her crib. And then I heard Katherine say “Layla! Layla! I love you!”
If these girls get any more lovable, I’m not sure my heart can take it.