This video is a good example of what the end of any meal is like at our house. The only thing I missed was Noah flying into the room to ask if Chad is finished eating about 8 times before he is actually finished.
I think baby waves are kind of like baby smiles, and there might be a bit of a dispute about when they are actually doing them on purpose and when they are just practicing moving their bodies. You can be the judge here.
(for me, though, I am totally convinced she is waving).
Eva has been enjoying the popper toy for a while now, but has recently developed the ability to go with a more traditional technique.
She can do it all by herself. She is like a little baby genius.
In other news, I just put her down for a nap, and instead of going to sleep she decided to fuss for a while. I looked in the monitor to see her sitting up in her crib. Oy. We have entered a whole new world of poor sleeping.
She can push up onto all fours by herself and stay up there for quite a while. Today she went from sitting to all fours and back to sitting for the first time. She has had this explosion in mobility over the past day that has her rolling and reaching and grabbing and stretching and man she is getting hard to hold while I try to read Noah a book.
We went to the New England Aquarium the other day to escape the heat, and both kids really liked it. Eva was fascinated watching the fish swim around.
She would try to grab them
And while her eye-hand coordination improves every day, she was no match for the glass tank.
Noah, on the other hand, got to actually touch some rays and starfish at the aquarium's two touch tanks. Here he is going after the rays...
So cool. This is one reason I like living in a city.
P.S. For those of you considering a similar family outing I might mention that the 2.5 yo did considerably better with the rays he couldn't catch than the starfish he was allowed to hold but was supposed to hold under the water and not try to remove any of its legs...