Sunday, January 25, 2009

Five Months

The kids turned five months on Sunday. We have had a lovely couple of months. Ned is on his way to sleeping through the night (too soon to count it as a success) and Penny is learning to stand up for herself. They are eating solid food (if baby food can really count as solid), napping pretty well and very chatty. Every day their feet seem bigger and they seem stronger. They both grab for toys and don't complain too loudly during tummy time.





To my wonderful kids:

Ned: You are the most squeezable, kissable tyke. Sometimes I worry I might actually eat you up. I love when you smile at me from behind the bottle or gurgle with laughter when I seek out your neck "honey". You are standing with help all the time but refuse to recreate the roll that surprised me. I love your soft, spikey hair that is growing in. You have the exact eyelashes as your Daddy. You are a champion snuggler and need extra snuggles after your third nap.



Penny: You love your jumperoo and I have such fun putting you in it. You are always distracted by the world as you eat your bottle. Sometimes I think you will be Little Miss Particular when it comes to sleeping and eating (like your Auntie Stacey) but you love fruits and sleep very well. You are the Houdini of socks - they never stay on since you are always rubbing your feet together. There is no smile sweeter than the one you give me when I come to get you out of your crib - and you always open your eyes wide like you are surprised and stretch out big once you are unwrapped from your swaddle. You like to play alone on the playmat but also to get "kisses" from Ned when we fly him at you. No matter how tired you are (and ready for a nap) you always have a smile for your Mommy. You are always patient when Ned is fussing and wants to be held. You are truly Daddy's little girl and he likes to snuggle with you.



I hope you two become friends but for now you seem to be intrigued to have someone else's eye to poke out!

8 comments:

Goddess in Progress said...

So, so, so cute. And oh my god, they're getting SO big! Adorable.

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful treat to start my day with your blog! They are just adorable, and so wish I could have a magic carpet to cuddle and play. . lots of love to you all, Mimi

jerseygirl77 said...

How they have grown!!! I hope I can come visit again soon!

Donna said...

So adorable! But I have to say I just love the overalls Ned is in! Though lots of people say that girls have the better clothes, I love the little outfits for boys too!

Stacey said...

It's amazing how different they look, no? I mean, I know they are fraternal (duh) but aside from a few small features, they look nothing alike.

G. said...

Such cuties! And so neat to hear how their personalities are developing.

almostima said...

What a great idea to write letters to them. I'm gonna steal it.

Nancy said...

Happy 5 months! Wow - that went fast.

Cute, cute pictures - and I love your descriptions :)