Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Robin at 9 weeks, Erin at 30 months, 2 weeks
New with Robin this week is batting/grabbing at toys. Really, she probably would have been doing this earlier if we had actually gotten it together to get out the infant toys. We finally did yesterday. Putting Robin on the play mat for the first time, we watched her eyes light up with excitement. She immediately grabbed the nearest dangly toy, gave it a jangly shake, turned to face it and gurgled with delight. Must be the plight of the non-first-born: developmental milestones wait until the parents get their act together.
New with Erin: not really new, just an update. Erin's verbal skills continue to amaze us. She tells long stories, has pronouns down pat, links lines of reasoning with "because," and so forth. But she has two verbal trademarks that are too endearing not to share. When she is delaying, she tells us she'll do something "In two minutes." And when she wants to try something (like tasting the sugar, for the tenth time, that we've scooped into the muffin batter) she'll say, "just a little bittit."