Today was much, much better than yesterday. First, I started my day with these two cuties.
They just love playing with Cole's shoes. And his socks. And his ties. Basically, they're fascinated with his entire wardrobe.
They didn't get up until 9AM this morning! Even though they are typically pretty late sleepers (rarely up before 8), I think this was a record for them!. Ellen and Cole played really well together this morning. And William napped fairly well.
They went nuts when I got them up from their first nap. Of course, I didn't film that. I filmed them waking up for the day. I'll try again tomorrow to get a funny video of them waking up. At one point, Ellen stood up then fell down like a ton of bricks, face down in her mattress. She laid there, completely still, for a while. Maybe she thought it was a game??
I had a babysitter come over for the afternoon, right after the twins got up from their nap. It was wonderful to eat my turkey and swiss sandwich in peace (while catching up on the blogs I read). I got a shower and left to run some errands.
The most fun "errand" was visiting with my cousin who had a baby a few weeks ago. Sadly, we don't get to see each other often enough, but I love our time together. We even made a plan to have a dinner date next week!
Ellen doesn't usually take a paci, so we laugh every time we look at this photo.
Everybody had a great time when Daddy came home. First, they ran to the gate to greet him. (This was the first time Ellen has answered "Dada" when I asked "Who's here?!")
Then they both took turns playing with the cord on the fan.
Tonight Cole bent at the waist, but his forehead on the floor with his bottom way up in the air, and looked in between his legs. He saw Ellen, and they both thought this was hilarious and started giggling. Then he just sat on the playmat.
Before Cole changed out of his work clothes and started getting their dinner ready, he played around with the twins.
Waiting for dinner
Ellen is playing with a diaper.
They tried tomatoes for the first time tonight (yeah, it's not exactly tomato season anymore, but they don't know that). Neither of them seemed too impressed. And they were both super duper talkative tonight. I'm not sure what got into them.
Talking things over with Dad during dinner.
And my little William was a laughing fool today (even though this photo doesn't show it).
I cooked a yummy dinner tonight - Walnut and Rosemary Oven-Fried Chicken from Cooking Light. We were both starving, so we ate it before I remembered to take a picture of it.
While I was prepping dinner, Cole put the twins to bed. Ellen took her sippy cup to their room with her, but Daddy took it away after she dropped it. Little Cole cried a little before he went to sleep, but otherwise they went down easily.
It was a good day. I'm so excited that tomorrow's Friday! I have a couple of fun ideas that I want to do for my last few posts. I'm going to try really hard to accomplish them because I think they'll be neat to look back on.
Hope y'all had a good Thursday too!