Saturday, June 10, 2017

Evelyn and Olivia: 23 Months

I think it was also around this point (actually probably slighter sooner on both) that I was about ready to be done with these monthly updates. Fortunately there's just one left! The changes are further and further so there isn't much new to report and getting them done on time has slipped my mind the past couple of months (which you can't tell because blogger lets me back-date things - ha!)

Basically the things I put in your 22 month post have just grown in the past month- you are talking more and more and showing us how particular you are about things. For example, we have cold water in the fridge, but also a distiller on the counter with room temperature water. When you ask for "bubble" (what you both still affectionately call water), you usually tell us if you want cold bubble or warm bubble. One time Jason got Olivia warm bubble and she pushed it away and demanded cold bubble. Drama queen over here.

You've also both picked up on songs more. We continue to do singing group, but now it's become a bedtime favorite to sing the "hello song" where you alternate people and each pick something to say hello while doing. The song goes "Let's [blank] hello to [insert name]" and you girls will regularly jump (although not off the ground yet), spin, clap, wave, and jump. We love singing with you and watching you smile.

Both of you are still playing together more and more. You will play peek a boo with one another, chase each other, and love play doh and coloring. You are also pretending to change diapers on your stuffed animals, feed them a bottle, and build towers out of legos. Most of this month has been spent outdoors playing on the playground or in our front yard. Neither of you do well inside all day...

There have been a couple rounds of high fevers this month, but no other illness. It still could be teething related since all four molars are pushing, but haven't broken your gums. We also re-entered a drooling phase with both of you where you soaked your shirts for 1-3 days, but without obvious progress. We don't check regularly though because we'd like to keep all ten of our fingers.

Both of you know a couple colors - pink, purple, and blue (which coincidentally are the colors of nail polish we have for you girls) and are starting to say "two" when we count. Both of you are starting to tell us when you have pooped (right after, but not before and not every time by all means since you now realize it means instant diaper change). We should probably be jumping into potty training, but since we have flights back to America soon and three long road trips ahead of time (two of which I will be solo parenting during), stopping for the potty every few minutes for three toddlers sounds torturous. So we wait.

You both have distinct personalities and demeanor are very different from one another and we love your uniqueness. You are both pretty independent, but at varying times (which is helpful since there are three of you). You love your cats and your big sister and one another. Oh and giving people high fives and fist bumps. :-) We love you both so much and we can't wait for you to turn t-w-o next month!

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