17 months is such a fun age! The twins are so interested in each other right now....sometimes love to play together and sometimes love to torment each other...
Rhett giving Rhys a hug
Rhys pats Rhett on the back when he gets upset
The twins love to play together now, and I love to watch them. Rhys always wants Rhett to follow her around and do what she wants (hmmm.....I wonder where she gets that from?) Rhett is pretty easy going and is usually happy to be left alone with his ball.
If one is having fun doing something, the other must join in. Here the twins are taking a morning ride through the kitchen to check out the back yard.
They also love to get into trouble together! Here they are dropping toys into the bath tub. And this is why we usually keep the door to bathroom closed!
Climbing behind the shelf....a "no no spot"
Looks innocent, right?
Well, this is what was really going on...
Rhett got into the cabinet after she had brought all of her toys over to play in the cabinet. She was on her last trip and he jumped in. Poor Rhys....being a twin is so hard sometimes.
But then Rhett made it up to her and let her borrow one of his shoes. Rhys is obsessed with Rhett's crocs right now. She has her own, but she really likes his black ones. Here she is sporting one croc while they both practice throwing balls at my face.
Rhett at 17 Months:
*wears size 12-18 month clothes
*size 4 diaper
*size 4-5 shoe
*favorite food - blueberries, cauliflower, cheese, peas
*favorite toy - plastic balls
*walking more and more every day
*very independent and likes to play alone
*snuggly and loves to be held, especially right before bed
*hates to get his diaper changed
*loves to play outside, especially in the water table and sand box
Rhett loves, loves, loves playing with a ball. His favorite ones are the little plastic ones that are usually a part of a bigger toy. He loves to crawl around with them, throw them, and see how many he can hold at once. He has pretty good aim! He even started wanting to take a ball with him to sleep with. And we let him. :) We actually laugh about this because one night we put him to bed and he started screaming about 5 minutes later. Tim jokingly said, "I bet he dropped his ball." Sure enough, I went to check on him and he was standing up pointing to the ball that had dropped and fallen through one of the crib slats onto the floor. Once I handed it to him, he relaxed and laid back down. This happened again a few nights later, and so then we decided to put the bumper pads on his crib. Now the balls stay in the bed. Rhett is happy, and we don't have to wake up every night to replace the balls. :)
When Rhett hears a noise, he makes this really funny dramatic face and starts looking all around the room. It is hilarious and looks something like this...
Rhett is becoming more active, more mobile, and definitely more brave. Here is one of his favorite spots to "hide."
He also loves to sit in the window sill and watch cars drive by.
Rhys at 17 Months:
*wears size 12-18 month clothes (can wear 6-12 month dresses)
*size 4 diaper
*size 4 shoe
*favorite food - bananas, cheese, any kind of cracker, chicken
*favorite toy - stuffed animals
*very social and likes to be around other kids
*loves to wear shoes and bows
*loves to play outside (collecting acorns, rocks, and leaves)
*still sucks her thumb, but only when tired or going to sleep
Rhys loves, loves, loves her stuffed animals! She is always carrying around at least one. These dogs seem to be her favorite right now.
I had gotten the Bumbo chair out for my friend's baby to sit in during play group, and Rhys decided that she should try it out first.
She loves to climb on things, and will make a stool out of anything! Rhys also loves to find a little seat for herself. She will sit on the toy drum, a throw pillow, or a basket. Maybe I should buy her a little chair!
Rhys just started this thing where she will walk around with her hands behind her back. She is usually babbling about something she does this. We think it is pretty funny.
The twins are also really into kissing and hugging right now. They of course make the "mmmmm" sound before the kiss. It is really cute, and I'm sure this stage won't last too long so we are enjoying it while it lasts!
Rhys even kisses her boyfriend, Ryland sometimes. Or sometimes her other boyfriend Caleb. Tim thinks it is cute right now, but I'm sure one day he will stop encouraging the affection. :)
Rhys shares a kiss with her sweet friend Ryland
R&R both started speech therapy this month. They both babble all day long, but have few actual words. Rhys can say "mama, dada, and bubba" and signs about 30 words. Rhett's first was "ball" which is so appropriate. Haha! He can also say "mama, dada, cracker, and wawa" (water). Rhett also signs about 10 words. They do enjoy talking to each other, and although we have no idea what they are saying, they seem to get along just fine.
Our Schedule at 17 Months:
7am - Wake
7:30 - Breakfast
9:15 - Nap
10:30 - Wake
11:30 - Lunch
1:30 - Nap
3:30/4:00- Wake & Snack
6:00 - Dinner
7:00 - Bed
The twins are still great eaters and love food! We are practicing using a spoon some. Ugh....I will admit I don't do it enough because I hate the mess. Rhett's occupational therapist encourages me to let them try more often. I'm working on it...
They still take 2 naps a day most days of the week, except when we have play group, ladies bible class, or MOPS. I usually have to wake them from both naps. Our schedule is really flexible now and seems to change often. We do try to play outside at least once every day. I have started taking the kids down to our neighborhood park. They love to watch the big kids and play on the train.
What a fun month we have had! Time, can you please slow down? Sure do love these 2 crazy kids!