In any event, here are some pictures from last week. I still haven't taken pictures for this week yet. (Like I said... backlog).
Last week Ava took her first few steps. I stood her up in front of me and then backed a couple steps away and she walked by herself for about 3 steps toward me. We didn't get it on video, because I really didn't expect it to happen. Since then, we've tried a dozen times but she still hasn't repeated that little accomplishment. But she can pretty routinely stand up on her own now. I'm betting we see a sudden surge in the walking very soon. In other news, Ava has 2 more teeth. Her top 2 front teeth also finally officially joined the party last week.
|Playing with Mommie's phone.|
|I like to see my own face in the phone.|
|My bottom two teeth are chompers now!|
I can't even keep up with all the new words Eli comes out with now. His vocabulary is expanding so rapidly that I'm constantly surprised by what he tells me. He has "big boy" conversations now instead of just saying his wants/needs. He'll tell you about what he did at daycare, or tell you something that happened, or talk about what he wants to do the next day. He is growing and learning very quickly. Eli was very excited about his daycare Easter party last week and was thrilled to get to take his "buckt-et" with him to hunt Easter eggs. When he got home he was even more excited to show me all the "Marsh-os" (marshmallows) he got. He's not much of a candy eater except for "marsh-os". He likes the idea of candy, but when we give it to him he just tends to open it and throw it away. That's fine by me. I think all the daycare candy (except for a couple marsh-os I hid for the Easter bunny to use) was gone in a couple hours. 95% of it was just opened and thrown out when Eli went to bed.
|Eli loves bathtime.|
|Found a "Marsh-o"!|
|Eating some "gum-gums" (gummies)|
The other funny thing that happened last week was that Ava started shaking her head. She figured out how to do it and then both kids thought it was pretty funny. After Ava got out of the tub, she and I were hanging out with Eli while he played in the bath. Ava reached for one of Eli's favorite toys and I said "Don't do it, Ava." Then she started shaking her head. Eli thought that was a great game and this is what ensued.