Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Teasing and Seagulls and Sit Ups

Ross and Riley are full of toddler silliness and fun antics these days! After yet another round of tummy bugs last week, they are back to playing and laughing now. It's hard to believe, but they will be 20 months old this Friday!

Ross singing and walking around Aunt Lys, Uncle Marc, and Reid's house.

Riley....just looking cute.

Lately, both boys have decided that it is fun to feed me, and like to put pieces of their food into my mouth. The other night during dinner, though, both boys decided that it was tons of fun to tease Mommy. Riley started it by holding out a piece of food toward me, but when I leaned in to let him put it in my mouth, he quickly snatched it away and ate it himself! He cracked up laughing and did it over and over again. Ross was watching all of this, and then he held out a bite for me and did the same thing! The two of them took turns "tricking" me and laughed hysterically the whole time. The kept looking at each other, as if to say "I can't believe she keeps falling for it! Try to trick her again!". It was so much fun to see them team up together like that!

We have been spending lots of time at the Center for Creative Play lately. The boys always have fun and they especially like the bubble machine! Ross gets very excited when the bubbles start, and walks around making a noise that everyone agrees sound just like a seagull. It's loud enough for Aunt Lys to hear him when she is all the way across the Center playing with Reid! His whole face lights up and he wanders through the bubbles making his seagull noise. He's so adorable!

Ross enjoying the bubbles...(not sure why his belly is hanging out, but that's cute, too!)

Riley watching the bubbles...

As I've mentioned before, Riley has low tone/weakness in his trunk muscles, which is what is causing him to need his walker for now. Much of the focus of his PT is on strengthening his trunk and teaching him to use those muscles more effectively. Our PT is wonderful about thinking of fun games and activities which make him use his trunk, without feeling like he is doing therapy or exercising. Well, aparently, Riley doesn't really need us to hide his therapy in fun games and he's quite willing to just do exercises! Yesterday, when I got home from work, Katie (the boys' nanny) told me that Riley had a new favorite activity. She got out a large pillow we have and Riley immediately climbed onto it, layed on his back, and started doing sit ups! He loves them! Honestly, who loves to do sit ups? It's wonderful exercise for his trunk and I am thrilled that he has "invented" such a great game for himself! I'll try to get some pictures of him working out to post soon!

That's it for now.....thanks for checking in with us! Happy Easter to those of you who celebrate and Happy Spring to everyone!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I can't believe how the boys have grown! It was so good to see you and them this past weekend. What a riot they were at the Center for Creative Play. How do you keep up with them? It was great seeing your mom, sister, Mark, and Reid, too. Miss you and hope to see all of you again soon.