Thursday, May 29, 2014

Baybay & Baybee: Week 113 (10/2-10/8)

113 weeks old!

Wednesday felt like the first real settled day since we moved into our new house. I cooked some good food, and we all took a nap together on our bed. On Sunday I hung some pictures on the walls. It's hard not being fully moved in, but every box that gets unpacked makes things a little easier.

Our new kitchen, mostly set up.

On Wednesday evening, Maya washed all of our dinner dishes, all by herself.

There has been so much rain this week. We've been embracing our new life on the quieter side of the neighborhood by taking walks in the road without the worry of cars zooming by, while splashing in lots puddles.

Walking in the road.

A beautiful leaf for you.

Splash!

Splash!

Splash!

Four happy puddle stompers.

Along with the lovely quietness of Willow Street, we are also in love with how many leaves we have in our new yard.

Maya helps rake the leaves into a huge pile.

So Ella can jump in it!

Hiding in the leaves.

Rocking in the leaves.

Look at me!

Ella has begun repeating everything we say. It's like having a little echo in the house. I've started being more careful what and when I say things. Maya has been having a very hard time not getting her way, or doing things when she doesn't want to do them. When we tell her to do something, she will say things like, "Not ready!!" and run into the other room.

Sleep has been rough again, probably partly caused by the move and getting used to their new room and house. There have been lots of night wake-ups and it's stressful when the girls cry at night, especially when guests are staying upstairs. On Sunday, the girls both took a three-plus-hour nap and slept all night from 7:00pm until 5:15am with no wake ups. Apparently, it was a one-time thing though.

Naps have been hard, too. One time this week, after we left the room, Ella finally fell asleep in her stuffed animal box.

Licking the bowl is the best part of making a cake.

Messy face.

Messy arms.

Messy hands.

Well done!

Thursday evening, Guy came over for dinner and stayed to play with Maya and Ella until bed time. They are very lucky to have such a silly, fun, caring uncle in their lives.

Pick me up! Pick me up!


The girls would have played this game for hours.

Ella and her Uncle Guy.

Grocery shopping trip. Step one: get car cart. Step two: pick out two apples for the girls to eat and buy them. Step three: do grocery shopping.

Me: "You can pick out a treat to eat on the way home from the grocery store if you want..."
 The twins: "WANT RED PEPPER!!"
 I think we must be doing something right...

Back massage for Dada.

Here are a few pictures of the upstairs, now that it's mostly set up. It's such a beautiful space! 

The living room/dining room.

The bedroom nook off the living room with pretty room dividers.

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