After a busy weekend, we stayed home a bunch this week. At their current ages (23 months and 6 months) I've found it a bit challenging managing them both out in public for too long by myself. We do still go out, I have just learned to attempt less, and I think all three of us are happier. I've always been a planner and one who likes to go out often, however, right now, I'm really enjoying my days at home a little more than the days we go out. It's nice not to be on a set schedule and just plan the day as we go.
Eliza is a very happy baby lately during the day. Lots of smiles and giggles. She's very active and busy. She's much more motivated to move and sit up than Nolan was.
Last weekend, she started getting up on her hands and knees and rocking back and forth. She hasn't gotten it yet and often just falls forward but she seems to be getting close to crawling. This feels early to me but I'm excited that she's reaching another milestone. She also rolls all over the place. Glad the house is already baby proofed.
Here she is doing her baby yoga. I think she does a plank better than I do.
This week, he's had some moments where he melted down when he doesn't get his way. I'm noticing as he approaches two that he is wanting to do even more things by himself. He wants to eat his meals with a fork and spoon without help. It's fun to see him become more independent but also requires patience at times. Here he is protesting coming inside.Eliza is sitting up independently for longer periods of time now. She's been playing nicely by herself and with her brother. I love watching their relationship develop.
There's lots of smiles and laughs from him too. He keeps me laughing with the things he says. I'm really enjoying all the talking. More soon!