Dear Maya and Emi,
The weather has been making us a little crazy around here lately, and as I type this it's probably getting worse. We're expecting 'snowpocalypse 2015' overnight through tomorrow and it's thrown a wrench in our plans, but maybe some good will come out of it, too.
We had been planning a day trip for tomorrow to kick off our series of staycation-y winter activities, but once we heard the storm forecast we swapped it for a visit to the children's science museum yesterday. Maya, you loved the animals and you got to touch two snakes. You also enjoyed doing some crafts, using the building toys, organizing the life-size Light Bright board, making new friends at the Magnetic Ball Wall, and watching a chemistry movie with mommy inside the dome theater.
Emi, you're becoming funnier and more mobile. You babble a lot and say "mama" and "baba" every day. There's also this hysterical thing you do where you start 'singing' and then suddenly drop your tone so low that your voice gets all gravelly. Sometimes mommy joins you and I swear you give me a sign with your eyes when you're going to make the switch. As far as movement, you're not crawling yet but you're using rolls, kicks, and arching of your back to slowly make your way around.
Also, Emi, this afternoon you ate sweet potatoes for the first time and loved them. So far you've eaten everything with such gusto and you really can't seem to get enough. Mommy had to snap a few pictures and when I just looked at them on my computer, one of them immediately reminded me of something. I looked back into my folders from 2010 and, sure enough, found a very similar photo of Maya when she was 6 months, 13 days old--compared to your 6 months, 8 days...Sisters much??
Speaking of sisters, today (hopefully) marks the first day that you two share a room! Naptime didn't go well at all but the two of you have been sleeping pretty well so far tonight. Emi, you still get up once a night to nurse and you get up early in the morning, but Maya, you're such a good sleeper that hopefully it won't bother you too much. Fingers crossed that everything goes smoothly so that mommy and daddy don't have to tiptoe around in the evenings anymore!
Well, mommy is going to get some rest. Love you both!