Tuesday, April 15, 2008

8 Month Birthday

Thanks to all who played along with my roll call, who knew there was such a following? We'll be printing fan club cards before too long. Well, another month has come and gone and we are celebrating the 8 month milestone. Jeremy and I are very conscience of the fact that within weeks this house will need babyproofed, the girls are definately beginning to move. Lilly still won't roll on a regular basis, but we are convinced she may be waiting for her moment to get up and walk. She can pull herself up with just a little support. For anyone expecting or looking for a gift for someone expecting, I highly recommend the Around We Go. Here's Ms. Lilly and just a small sampling of what is occupying HOURS of her day right now (Don't mind Dad's butt in the way).

It is a riot to watch her go! Meanwhile, Addy is rolling and gets up on her knees and rocks like a crawl could happen at any moment. They've both mastered the "Snatch and Grab" and sharing is going to be a BIG lesson in this house. Here's a sneak peak at one of their first classes...

So, yes, they are very happy babies most of the time, but we still struggle with bedtime and occasionally naptime. I never thought I'd be able to listen to a crying baby and not immediate rush to soothe, but I'm really trying not to do this, knowing that in the long run it will be worth it. Lilly is getting better with nights and we no longer have to go in to put her pacifier back in (victory #1), and sometimes she goes to bed without a fight, but other nights she screams like something you would hear in a horror movie. We think she'll be our strong-willed child. I'm taken back to the days whenever I was young and got a compliment on my red hair, my mom would always chime in and say "Yes, it's beautiful, but be careful, she's got a temper to match it." Maybe, my Lilly is just following in her mom's footsteps? Meanwhile, Addy is pretty low key, it takes a lot to really upset her, she's observing everything these days. She'll get her eye on something across the room (usually not a toy, but a camera or cell phone instead) and work like hell to get to it. She's also very vocal, she shouts like she has so much to say and is frustrated that no one is listening and she can't get it out. We had a play date with Jack Watko and Jacob Dumas on Sunday. After some reflection with Michelle and Jeremy, we realized that personality-wise, Jacob is a lot like Lilly and Jack is a lot like Addy, so these pictures are appropriate.

"I want to be a member of a BIG 'OL band"--Lilly & Jacob

"Hang onto me Jack, I'll show you the ropes around here"--Addy & Jack

"Aunt Becky raided my closet and look what she found..."--Addy


Christina said...

They are really just darling! Chase just started really enjoying his Around-We-Go and it's the only way I can get anything done around the house. I love the videos, too cute!

Lili said...

Lilly is a trip! She is a speedracer! Addy is soo cute in those glasses. She is TOTALLY going to be a heartbreaker.
Thanks Aimee

Catherine said...

Lilly is seriously the funniest person EVER! My beautiful little niece I do so hope you are a better driver than your Aunt Cat! I cannot get over how FAST Lilly is going - she is going to be a runner! As for the phone - THAT is funny!(nice commentary there Jeremy! FIGHT!) They really are like hand it over - maybe they wanted to call their Aunt?? And Addy in those sunglasses:) Her future is so bright! Why on earth does Lilly have her hoodie pulled over her beautiful hair? She looks a little bit like the world's most darling criminal.

Jacob is getting so big Michelle! And cute:) It must be fun for all of you guys to get together and hang out with these freaking cute babies! I cannot wait to see my little loves again!

Joanna said...

Happy 8-month bday girls!! My favorites of this post are the chic specs on Addy and juicy couture purple velour on Lilly. Way to keep the fashion alive. Also, nice pick-up moves- Jack and Jacob!

jillian said...

Great videos as always! That around we go thing is amazing, I've never seen it. Glad to see they are sharing and entertaining eachother already...just wait until they are 16 and that is a Gucci purse they are fighting over!

Anonymous said...

Marty here in Terre Haute. I have really enjoyed seeing all the pictures of the girls. They are beautiful. How wonderful it is for your mom and dad and Catherine to stay in touch this way. Hope everyone is well.