Today was so fabulous and not only because we were out and about most of the day. This is how we found Ada when we went to get the girls up from their morning nap.. standing all by herself!!!! She got herself all the way up to standing for the very first time alone :) We snatched her up (after taking lots and lots of pictures) and sang her praises while she grinned and giggled. Precious.
Ada wasn't the only one performing feats of brilliance today. When Margot woke up this morning she was particularly chipper. While I was changing her diaper I realized that she needed her finger nails trimmed. I always sing to them when I do this to distract them and keep them from yanking their fingers away. I was singing "If You're Happy and You Know It" and suddenly Margot just started clapping her hands! I thought maybe it was just a one time thing but she has been doing it all day and not only that, but if you ask her to clap and clap in demonstration she does it right away with a big smile! Need to get some pictures/video of this I know :) She claps while you are carrying her she stops crawling to sit up and clap.. it is the cutest thing ever.
Today we went to the Farmer's Market in the morning after breakfast, then went for coffee downtown and walked around an art show thingy that was in the streets nearby.. babies were in the Ergos which are AMAZING by the way.. they both fell asleep all cuddled up against us. We met a couple that had triplets about the same age as our girls and we all hid from the rain under an awning for a few minutes and had a nice visit. Can not imagine having 3 at once..... Jenni :)
After the girls woke up from their afternoon nap we gave them snack and then headed back out to see a collaborative installation in the old Raleigh Water Works building which was fabulous. One of Stephen's students met us there and ended up coming back home with us and we grilled out for dinner and had a wonderful visit. Now we are watching a movie and enjoying a second Klondike bar. Yum. What a delightfully adventurous day it has been.