This week was much more laid back. We made it to the zoo with friends and I had a much needed and equally awesome MoM's night out, but other than that, pretty low key. I spent as much time as we could with my parents this week since I know they won't be seeing them as much with the other grandies coming to town very soon. It is only fair since the other grandies don't get to see them enough!!! Raleigh was obsessed with Grandpa Pickles this week too. He would ask "where's pa pa" and point to the door. Oh man, how could I say no to that? We headed over there for lunch at least twice this week. It is always good, but on Thursday the poached eggs were just right after a fun night out with the girls!!! Raleigh enjoyed some blackberries too;)
We are ready for Halloween tomorrow, and I am sure I will post more about that Sunday. Unfortunately, it will be hot and humid so none of the costumes we have will really work out. I will likely dress them up inside, but keep them cool and casual for our Halloween parties.
Today, the boys were full of new ideas, words, and wonderment. First, Raleigh started saying "nan, nan, nana" and when I asked where Nannie was, he went searching for his book that has her picture in it. I said, "Nannie is coming to see you very soon" and he went to the front door, breaking my heart all the way. Then, they were both into reading on their own today, which of course is just them looking at books in a corner or a different room than their brother. They point at every little thing. Pointing is really big with the right now. They want you to tell them what EVERYTHING is in a book, and they love to point to everything around the house, store, you name it. They want to know the color, the name, everything. I LOVE IT!!! Anyway, I digress, Augustus was looking at his favorite book What Do You Do, and started playing with both of his ears in the back and pushing them forward like he was waving them. I did not catch on right away, but then I saw he was pointing to the elephant's ears in his book. The boys know the sign for elephant, so it was pretty cool to see he was pointing out the elephant's ears were big or something!!! Additionally, Gus was saying "baby, baby" all day. I mean ALL DAY, and we went through our normal routine of asking who everyone is, and pointing to our book with pictures of all the close relatives, and when I asked "where's Gus" he pointed to himself and said "baby." I think it is because he cannot say Gus yet. Plus, I am sure we say "baby" to them all the time. I don't consciously do it, but thereafter, I caught myself saying "come here baby" or "I love you baby" about 100 times! Raleigh's big kick right now is to cross his arms whenever he sees an adult do it. I swear these kids are comedians. Rals loves to say juice and teeth, which is a welcome break from repeatedly saying "ball." He even pointed out the teeth on the giant giraffe skeleton at the park the other day. The boys have been sleeping in until about 7:30 too; awesome! However, their naps have decreased from almost three hours to about 2 hours. I don't know which is better in all honesty. We have daylight savings tomorrow so we'll see how their schedule is impacted this year. I know last year it was a bear to deal with, but this year will likely be no biggie.