When the babies do something funny or silly I call them "silly beans." I don't know why...it just popped out one day and stuck. Anyways, lately the babies have been doing a lot of silly things:
They have been lifting up the corners of the rugs and looking underneath. I thought they just enjoyed having power to manipulate the floor. Then I noticed one day that they were both trying to lift up the rug and then reach underneath (to get something?) before it fell. A new game? I looked under the rug and discovered a flat toy underneath. Then I kept looking and discovered that there were a LOT of these toys under the rug! I'm not exactly sure why, but they seem to be stashing them there, and then going back later to try to get them!
Speaking of stashing toys...they also seem to be stashing toys underneath our couch and ottoman. I'll look over and see them lying flot on their stomach, reaching underneath to try to get a favorite toy out. They are surprisingly good at getting whatever is under there as well. I feel like I have a couple of squirrels around here!
There are a few items (not exactly toys...bowls, lids, etc.) that the babies love to play with and are not good about sharing. I try to always keep these items in duplicate in order to avoid the inevitable arguing. Lately I've noticed that when they both have them, they enjoy clinking them together. Sometimes it looks like a sword fight (with plastic bowls...), sometimes it looks like they are sharing a toast (To fun!). Sometimes Ryan is the only one who wants to sword fight/toast and Allie gets annoyed that he keeps hitting his toy against the thing she is chewing on.
They are back to sleeping in the same room, and after we lay them down at night, they stand in their cribs, facing each other, and talk and giggle before falling asleep. How do I know they are standing and facing each other? One night I discovered my cell phone had fallen out of my pocket and was in their room with the ringer on (oh, horror!). I popped back in to get it and there they were. They got really silent, watched me get my phone, waitied a safe amount of time after I left, and started talking again...apparently I was not allowed to hear what they were saying!
They are getting so helpful:
Allie helps daddy put the groceries away.
Ryan helps edit the blog.