Austin and Summer,
For the first time since you were born eight months ago, the biggest excitement was actually about someone other than you guys. This month (actually last calendar month), you became older cousins for the first time when Aunt Rhianna and Uncle Jason’s baby girl Scarlett was born. Just like you guys, she came out happy, healthy and perfect. And now you’ll always have a cousin that’s just about your age for you to be best friends with. Family get-togethers are officially now taken over by baby insanity.
Speaking of always having best buddies, it looks like the love affair between you guys is starting to take shape. You now absolutely interact with each other, laugh at each other and talk to each other pretty much all day. It’s ridiculously cute for your mom and I to be sitting on the couch while you guys are in your bouncers and to hear you start laughing because of something the other one did. I don’t think anything is better than the sound of you guys laughing at each other. You also started this adorable game where Austin will start squirming towards Summer and just when he gets within reach, Summer rolls the other direction. Austin pursues, Summer rolls, you both laugh. Over and over. It’s pretty freakin adorable.
You also officially became international travelers this month. You went on an airplane for the second time, and this time you made it all the way up to America, Jr. We went to visit family in Toronto and you got a chance to see your Sabba, Aunt Shira, Uncle Gilad, and lots of other great-aunts, great-uncles and second cousins. I think it’s safe to say that everyone instantly fell in love with both of you, and you have a lot of fans up in the Great White North.
In other news this month, Austin, you have officially gone mobile. I wouldn’t exactly call it crawling at this point (it honestly looks like you’re doing The Worm), but you can definitely get from point A to point B without much trouble or hesitation. Especially if there’s a cell phone or computer that you’re trying to get to, you can move really fast. I’m not sure if that means you’re going to be some kind of tech genius or if you’re just going to be the kind of kid who is always distracted, but both are definite possibilities at this point. Summy, unless you’re playing the game from above, you like to just sit on your ass and watch Austin wiggle his way around the room. No crawling on the immediate horizon for you. Like father, like son; like mother, like daughter.
You both also ditched your bottles this month in favor of sippy cups. It’s actually pretty impressive that you guys are capable of holding the cup, deciding when to drink from it, and feeding yourselves. This is also important because it allows your mommy and me to ignore you for a few extra minutes a day so we can do really important stuff like text people and/or look at Facebook/Twitter.
Other stuff to memorialize from this month:
· You now both have two teeth
· You both now talk up a storm. Your favorite sound is “da” which is nice because when you say it repeatedly, it becomes a series of “dada’s”
· You’re still fantastic sleepers
· You both went to your first visits to the doctor for being sick. You’ve had a cold that won’t go away, but besides the ridiculous amount of snot, it doesn’t seem to affect either of you
· I wouldn’t say Summer’s stranger danger issues are officially gone, but you seem to be dealing much better with new people and crowds. You’re well on your way to becoming the social butterfly we all know you’re going to be