Monday, February 4, 2013

Play, play, and more play

Imaginations have been running wild with the girls and I love watching their creativity. One day they began running around with our tunnel on top of them and I found out they were a rainbow caterpillar.

They each took turns being the head of the caterpillar.

Layla has become obsessed with puzzles. She does them nearly every day. I no longer have to help her with the 12-piece jig saw puzzles we have. Sanaa is also getting better at the puzzles. In the past Sanaa has gotten frustrated with puzzles and won't do them, but I'm seeing some competition between her and Layla now. Since Layla has started doing the puzzles, Sanaa now wants to do them as well and both girls will complete the puzzles on their own without my help.

Back in January we had some cold weather with temperatures dropping below freezing several nights in a row. During the day we'd warm up to the upper 30's and low 40's. After being inside for several days I bundled the girls up and sent them outside to get some energy out. They had a blast "chopping" at the ice in their water table.

Legos don't get played with often by the girls but one evening last week Layla pulled them out built tower after tower. Malakai would laugh each time the towers crashed down and that is probably why Layla kept building them.

Malakai is getting around very well and is very curious. His baby toys don't keep his attention for long anymore. He is much more interested in what his big sisters are playing with.

The one thing Malakai does get excited about is a ball. If he sees a ball on the floor he will chase after it via his army crawl. Once he catches it, he will attack it and roll around with it. I've never seen a child do this before and it's a lot of fun to watch.

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