Greetings from Cali once again,
The 4 Webbs are together and I was counting the minutes until I could get my arms around them this morning. I took the day off work and spent the whole day watching the babies and the recent accomplishments I've missed while away.
Easton frequently looks up at the lights, points, and says, "ight! ight!" I was fortunate enough to catch his random occurence of the new word as the twins were taking their nightly bath:
Layla climbs the stairs! Unfortunately she hasn't learned to come back down the stairs, but she's completely fearless with her lack of respect for gravity. Luckily we are right behind her with our arms as she turns to face the downward direction of the stairs and virtually stage dives into our arms. Here she is making the turn at the midpoint of the stair case. Wow, she's fast!
Layla's other new trick is to move from the crawling position, to prairie dog, to standing up right! Then after 10 seconds or so she realizes she can't walk yet and gets back down gracefully to crawl wherever it is she wants to go. While in the bath tub she let go from the edge and stood upright long enough to wave her toy around frantically, which gave me time to get this picture
I know... you can't see her face. sorry about that, but her arms flailing around made it difficult to capture her smiling face. better luck tomorrow i guess. Another bath-time photo we laughed about was this next jewel of a beauty showing how their extraordinarily long cracks prove they are twins.
It looks like Easton is doing his best to keep up with Layla's skills because he's trying more and more to crawl on his hands and knees (as opposed to commando) and he's holding himself up on objects with one hand.
Kendra managed to take one lone picture during the 5 days I was gone. I'm not too hurt though since I know she had her hands full. Even her mom, Oma, said her body is sore for keeping up with the twins (lifting, playing, helping, etc.). Kendra bundled up Easton and Layla for a walk outside and used their bear zip-up outfits for the first time. they are flannel feeling on the inside and like a lamb on the outside. very toasty, from what I can tell!
I'm very grateful Kendra and her parents gave me a few days without babies. I did absolutely nothing and it was everything I'd hoped it would be. Seriously, I slept in for the first time in 10 months. I stayed in my bath robe for almost 48 hours straight. I even finished reading a book, which is a rare occurence at any time in my life since the third grade. Every day I battled with the difficult emotions of missing the other 3 Webbs terribly, but enjoying the quiet and relaxation. I'll try to get Kendra a similar "time out" from the babies during the beginning of next year sometime.
Unfortunately, both babies still have a runny nose and a slight temperature. One of the crucial items I had to bring with me from home in AZ was... the snot sucker! apparently the specific kind we have is hard to come by. :)
Have a good evening and Kendra suggested she might make a guest appearance on the blog tomorrow so stop by again soon. No promises, but a boy can hope...