I have a lot of catching up to do. So this post will be a hodgepodge of things that have been happening recently. First of all, Eli and I have been working with Charlie and Liv on using lidless cups. I know, I know. Even my pediatrician thinks I'm crazy. But if I learned one thing at Mary Evans (the childcare center I worked at before having the twins) it's that babies are capable of many things you wouldn't expect. Including drinking from a regular cup. Soooo, why not let them?
Anyway, they are doing really well. This isn't the first time they have done this, but we've never tried it on a regular basis before.
Besides this new advancement, Liv did another big thing this month. She went over to Gram's for her first slumber party! This is the first time my babies have been without each other. How did they do? They barely noticed the other one was missing! Ha ha! It was so wonderful to have Charlie by himself so we could give all of our attention to him. And he did things he's never done before. Without his normally chatty sister, he started talking a lot more and making sounds he's never made. It was so exciting.
Finally, their friend Anne Brown just celebrated her first birthday. Her mother Liz and I were pregnant at the same time, with due dates just days apart. While Charlie and Liv were born early, Anne ended up being born on their original due date. Isn't life funny? So because of her birthday, we had a party to attend. Everyone had so much fun.