Regina's newest trick is clapping, so below is a short video of that accomplishment.
Sunday, January 10, 2010
Happy New Year! So much going on around our house this month, it seems like we have been going non-stop since Christmas season. The kitchen is coming along, we now have walls, a subfloor, new electricity and plumbing in place, and the bones of a breakfast bar built. Ryan thinks the cabinets will be ready to go in within the next few weeks. He is smack dab in the middle of wrestling season right now, so it's pretty impressive we've gotten this far.
Keegan and Regina have both hit super growth spurts! Keegan is starting to speak regularly in complete sentences and her vocabulary is expanding by leaps and bounds each day. She wants to know the word for everything these days. Our favorite saying of hers is "What happened?" She will use it appropriately when someone starts to cry, shouts "ouch", or the like. I nearly poked my eye out on our kitchen chair the other night bending over to tie my shoe, so of course I made a startled shout. Keegan ran over very concerned, and said "Mommy, what happened?. It's really cute! The picture of her is choosing shoes for the day--she already has a fascination with shoes, and it takes us about five minutes each morning to settle on just the right pair!
Regina's seventh month was a huge milestone month for her. She learned to crawl, said mamamama and dadadada for the first time, can pull herself up to standing, is starting to get very upset when you walk away from her, is feeding herself star puffs, and is starting to "dance" when she hears music or rhythmic tones. My favorite thing she does now (although she has been doing this for quite some time) is give kisses--she loves to grab your face, lean in, and plant a big open-mouthed wet one right on your lips! She is definitely a baby that likes to cuddle and be cuddled! For the past few weeks the girls have been pretty sick with colds and runny noses. The picture of Regina is from when she fell asleep in her chair during a lunch feeding. Complete with snoring too!
Finally, we are working on another project of sorts! It's a BIG one, and going to require lots of our love and attention. Hope to be finished with it in May!!!!