We went to day care a few weeks ago and Alana had mastered the bridge. It has one step up and a step down. Colleen, Jennifer and Wendy work with the girls a few times to show them what they need to do and then they leave them to figure it out. Alana would get up on the bridge but then she was not sure how to get down and she would get frustrated and cry. Eventually she would fling herself off the bridge like a Soma wrestler. The day care had to bring out extra mats so that she would not hurt herself. She has now figured it out though. Kira is still working on it but overall is not as interested as Alana. The day care gave us a report card on each girl. They told us the girls are the best behaved girls they have ever had and they see a lot of children. They said they are gentle souls. Alana was marked as loving her food (yes the small baby loves to eat!). Alana loves to explore and likes to play with the other kids in the classroom. Kira is not as interested in the other kids and mainly hangs out with the teachers or Alana. They thought that Kira may be our book worm. Lastly they said the girls are very nosy. They are very attentive and if another child is getting into trouble they are all up in their business.
Both girls are pulling up, cruising, they have 4 teeth (2 on top and 2 on the bottom), and they love to laugh and play together. Alana is now known for her butt dance. She likes to put her legs and hands down and stick her butt up in the air and move it.
Alana "Butt Dance"
The girls hold hands when they are eating sometimes and they pass food back and forth. Food in general has been interesting since they are now on a full menu at day care and we are giving them "table food". The messiest food so far has been the fig newtons.
Alana - Fig Newton
Kira - Fig NewtonLastly Alana mastered the stairs last weekend. Benz was at the top barking at her which made her really want to get to the top. When she made it all the way up she squeeled and crawled down the hall. Kira sat at the bottom watching the entire thing but did not try to crawl up them.
Today (September 1st) I showed Kira how to handle the first step and she was off. The girls crawled up side by side and Kira made it to the top first.
The girls are growing up so quickly. I can not believe how much they change in a week.