It appears that overnight my sweet, angelic little babies have been replaced with.... that's right... toddlers. They're naughty, trouble making, into everything, not listening to me, up to no good toddlers. I spend half my time tearing my hair out of my head and the other half laughing hysterically at their antics.
The upside of toddler-hood - they are really fun. They giggle. They crack each other up. They play peek a boo (relentlessly). They love to give you a high five, or a kiss, or a big hug complete with some pats on the back. They understand what I'm saying, and will go find their favorite book or toy or bottle (YES we are still using bottles and I'm not ashamed... :). They love to dance and 'talk'. They can climb like little monkeys and are so proud of themselves when they do. They are sweet and happy and lovable.
The downside of toddlerhood - They are driving me CRAZY. They have minds of their own now! They don't want to be in their high chair, or stroller, or car seat, they want to run run run! They want to climb and get into everything. They do not listen even though they know what I'm telling them. I can no longer leisurely stroll through the store with them - Katie tries to throw herself out of the stroller while Charlotte rips tags off clothes or kicks food off the shelves. And taking them out to eat... I can't even talk about that.
They are just so COOL though. I love how they are becoming these little people! Katie is still my shy baby, she takes a little while to warm up and likes to have me near by, while Charlotte is off and running, scared of no one and nothing...
Well almost nothing. Tonight we tried giving them a bath in the big tub (yes, we have never put them in the bathtub before, we were still using the baby tub on the kitchen counter... I have trouble letting go!) And Katie, my scaredy cat, loved it - she couldn't get her clothes off fast enough to get in that tub. Charlotte, the daredevil, was terrified - she spent 10 seconds total in the tub before completely freaking out. I think they just like to keep me guessing.
(HERE is where I'd normally insert cute pictures of the girls in the tub. But i broke my camera. I also ran over my stroller with my minivan yesterday. I'm on a roll. It's a crazy house.)
Here's some pictures I took a few days ago, before I dropped my camera in the driveway. Showing my two little monkeys, doing their favorite thing - climbing on their toy box.
The ringleader and head trouble maker, Charlotte, and sweet Katie - the accomplice.
Be on the lookout for these two - they've already escaped from baby jail and were halfway upstairs before I caught them. I wouldn't be surprised to find them strolling down our street next.....