I have no idea where my times goes these days. Oh yeah, my time is spent chasing these 3 sweet boys around! :)
Clay, Paul, and Seth are all walking. Actually, they are running every where. They are also climbing on to everything! Their new favorite past time is moving furniture around so that they can crawl on to it and turn "on" and "off" the light switches. It's pretty funny to watch because they work as a TEAM to move whatever furniture they may need.
These guys are keeping us on our toes for sure. We went through a "biting phase" where they were biting each other to get toys that they wanted. Clay was probably the worst about it, but they just kind of stopped. I asked around to get some advice about how to stop the biting and just about everyone that I talked to said that we should just bite them back. Well, we didn't really have to bite them back they just kind of stopped one day. Although, a few days ago we caught Clay biting Paul because he wanted Paul's toy, so Dad just bit Clay pretty gently and that was the end of that. So far, no more biting!
We've been working with the boys to teach them sign language. So far, they know how to sign "eat" and "drink" we will work on "more" next. It is obvious that they want to communicate with us and we can tell that they are getting frustrated. They are very good at pointing at things and sometimes they will try to repeat things that we say. I am sure that I hear them say "Chester", "dog", "hot", and "fan". They know their Mom and Dad too. As soon as their Dad comes in from work they run to him and say, "Da", it's the cutest thing.
They also understand what we are saying very well. If we ask them to bring us a certain toy, they usually can. For example, if I ask for the blue ball they will bring it to me. If I ask them to give me a hug and kiss, they will. Our biggest problem now is getting them to understand "NO". It seems like when we tell them no that they do the exact opposite. Maybe we should just start telling them "yes" and see what happens?? :)
I have some new pics to post soon, it just takes a while to down load them on to our site. We have got a HUGE garden going this summer, we hope to have a lot of produce to chose from. The boys have been having a big time outside while we work on our garden. They LOVE to be outside!!! We are VERY fortunate they we don't have picky eaters. Thank goodness these guys take after their Dad in that respect; you all know how picky I can be! Clay, Paul, and Seth will eat just about any veggie that you put in front of them. I can't think of anything that they don't like.