Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Reading Skillz

Greetings from the 4 Webbs,

Mommy feels better and that best news of the day for all of us. I was holding my breath at the thought of caring for her and the twins while trying to juggle work. Layla's fever is gone and her rash is almost gone. Easton's fever is gone and he's just starting to get the rash. With any luck we'll all be healthy for the arrival of Kendra's parents on Saturday! Guess what the second best news of the day is?

A sale at Target, of course! Kendra bought a few toys and Layla didn't care how much money Mommy saved... She was excited about the free plastic bags. Don't worry, I know not to let children play with plastic bags, but I had to get a picture of her taking pleasure in the simple things of life such as a plastic bag.

Easton, on the other hand, was wisely using his free time to do pull ups on the jumperoo. Look at those biceps!

He was doing his best to pull himself up and is starting to stand once in a while. You'll notice many of the pictures lately have Layla standing and Easton upright on his knees, like this picture of our happy boy showing off his big smile.

One other rare picture I captured was of both babies sitting upright next to each other. It is rare because inevitably one or both of them lean forward and start wondering off somewhere else or towards the camera.

Now the story of their reading SKILLZ. I have no idea why people use a "z" instead of an s, but it sounds cooler when you say it that way. Anyhow, I discovered a new trick where the twins will turn the page of the book as I read! I'm not sure if 9 month old babies typically do that, but I was surprised to see it. Usually Layla will start turning the page and Easton on the other side of me will pull it over to complete the page turn. We read with them multiple times per day and it is exciting to see they are getting SOMETHING from all the effort. Even if they aren't saying the words yet, they at least understand the order of how to read a book. The video is dark, but you get the idea. Here are my page-turning twins:

We're glad to have volatility and fussiness replaced with big smiles and giggles since the fever is gone. Now we just need Easton and Layla to sleep through the night again. Kendra and I spent a good 5 minutes trying to convince the each other about who was the most tired. We were just joking and had smiles on our face, but it was a funny moment of enlightenment.

(Kendra) "Oh yeah? Well I woke up twice last night!"
(Bronson) "Oh yeah? well I went to bed later than you!"
etc., etc., etc.

Speaking of tired... It's bed time. :) See you again soon!

1 comment:

Esther said...

I love the video of the kids turning the pages. I love that something so simple can be so precious!