April 2011



The girls have learned a new skill that will certainly serve them well for the rest of their lives. A couple days ago I was sitting at the computer and the girls were playing behind me. Suddenly they both erupted in a burst of giggles, so naturally I turned around to see what unbelievably adorable thing they were up to now — and they were hugging! You have to understand that so far in life, although they usually don’t mind being held or briefly hugged, they just don’t really initiate hugs on their own unless it’s with a stuffed animal, the rocking dog, or occasionally a piece of tupperware. But there they were, embracing each other and giggling, with Carolyn even giving Elizabeth a friendly little pat on the back. We’re looking forward to giving them lots and lots of practice in developing this new skill.

Hey Sis!

This is fun!

Sisterly Love

After snapping a few pictures, I realized that what I really wanted was to preserve these first hugs on video, so I quickly got out the video camera and started shooting. The hug-fest was briefly interrupted by a giggle-chase around the house, but eventually I got a few more hugs out of them.

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If you’re still reading, here’s one more bonus film clip from last week. This one doesn’t involve hugging, but it’s still pretty cute and it too features a brand new, first time ever accomplishment for the girls. I noticed that they were straddling the bouncy horse straps in a way they had never done before, so I got out the video camera and started filming. But from there it quickly escalated to an unprecedented level of climbing that we’ve never seen before. They actually managed to climb into their bouncy toys all by themselves! They’ve climbed on chairs and all sorts of other things around the house, but this was literally the first time they had ever even attempted climbing into the bouncy toys like this. I’m so proud of them!

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