Wednesday, October 31, 2012


Happy Halloween! Steven and Eleanor got to visit Grandpa this morning, for the big (HUGE) Halloween party at his work. In fact, it's too big to be rightly called a "party" - more like a festival. They had a lot of fun - we encountered a very hyper, yelling Mad Hatter in one of the shows, and Steven got so excited that - hey! People are yelling in this one! - that he started yelling back. It was great fun (well, until the Hatter got even more excited and scared him - but it was fun till then!).

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Steven went as Waldo, and Eleanor went as Carmen Sandiego. Her little trenchcoat is so cute!

I got some video of a very happy Waldo:

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Morning play

Life has been pretty uneventful around here - lots of playing, trying new foods, meeting new friends, and developing new skills. Eleanor is getting the hang of sleeping in her crib (vs. her rock-n-play), so we're getting ready to start Steven sleeping in his crib too. This morning, Eleanor woke up cheerful and ready to play, while Steven... well, he sort of woke up, I guess...

Wednesday, October 17, 2012


I took the babies to a pumpkin patch this afternoon for some 6-month photos. Can you believe they're 6 months old already? They're both growing so fast.

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Eleanor is now 24 inches long, and weighs 14 pounds exactly. She's still very thoughtful, but is starting to make more sweet little noises, and she loves to play. She figured out last week how to roll from her back to her stomach, and now she's rolling all over the place. She's our little monkey - she'll grab on to anything around her to help her get to where she wants to be. She's sleeping in a crib now, instead of her rock-n-play, because she started climbing so much, we were afraid she'd climb right out.

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Steven is still a little ham - he loves to talk and laugh and smile at anyone who looks at him. He's 25 inches long, and weighs 14 pounds, 11 ounces - they're both officially "on the charts" for their age now! They're catching up fast. He's really testing out his voice these days - his favorite thing to do is to hold his hands over his head and try out all different pitches of yells and screeches and squawks. 

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They're both getting so good at sitting up - not quite on their own yet, but definitely close! They love to stand up, holding someone's hands, and they both love to laugh and chatter with each other. 

They're more fun every day - I love seeing their little personalities develop, and it's so great to see them enjoying each other.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

She showed me!


I guess all I had to do was post about how she doesn't do video, and she decided to show me just how impressive she can be. I was taking a video of her talking to herself while she played, and she rolled over!

And just for fun, Steven cracking up:

Sunday, October 7, 2012

My non-video-documented child

I've noticed that I tend to post more videos of Steven than of Eleanor. I'll show you why:

You've just watched pretty much every video I've taken of Eleanor. She's savvy to the camera. Right before this, she was talking and laughing and absolutely cracking me up. You can probably tell I was holding the camera down, trying to keep her from noticing, but no dice - as soon as it went on, I got 20 seconds of complete deadpan. As soon as it went off? Right back to full chatterbox mode. She doesn't seem to mind still photos at all - I don't know how she knows the difference.