Monday, February 7, 2011

The Furniture is Shrinking!

I've decided that our furniture is getting smaller and it's not that Haven and Jackson are growing! We had a very fun week with them. Haven has been taking baby steps but on Wednesday walked across the living room to get her baby doll from daddy. The next day Jackson climbed up the couch 5 different times all by himself! I can't believe how big they are getting!
I love the stage they are at right now. I find myself sitting back watching them instead of in the middle playing as they are doing things on their own now. Some things we have shown them how they work and some things they just figure out. When we get something new I only have to show them a couple of times how it works and then they usually have it down.

One of our favorite things to do is read books. They sit on the floor and flip through them over and over. Their favorite though is "Eight Silly Monkeys." When we read it they both shake their pointer fingers at the monkeys on the page when it says, "No more monkeys jumping on the bed." A couple of weeks ago I started quoting the book and Haven crawled across the room through their baskets of toys, found the book and brought it to me! I was blown away!!! The next day Jackson did the same thing! Needless to say, I was one proud mommy! That is an everyday occurrence now. Today while on Skype with my sister, she wanted her husband to see it so I started saying the book again and off they both went to search for the book. I could see it hidden behind their big activity cube and knew they wouldn't be able to find it, but they were looking through the toy boxes trying. Haven started coming towards me then with one of her little cardboard books and handed it to me. It was the book we were looking for, but another book with a monkey on the front! It is so amazing to see them understand what things are=)

Jackson has started really pointing at things. He learned what light is, so every time we say light he points up at whichever light fixture is in the room. He also loves to play with light switches, flipping them off and then waiting for me to turn it back on. He hasn't quite figured out how to turn them back on once they are off.

I learned this week that if it is coated with pesto, they will eat it! I made them pasta with pesto not knowing how they would like it, but they gobbled it up! So I did an experiment, mostly for Haven as I have had some trouble with her eating green beans, or any kind of vegetable for that matter. I added just a touch of pesto to the green beans and she ate them all no problem. They have very sophisticated taste buds=)

I am anxious every day to see what Haven and Jackson do, whether new or not. The day will never come when I am not in awe of the simplest thing. I still look at them and can't believe they are my children. Thank you God, for bringing them into my life and allowing me to be their momma.