January has been a cold month here and a slower one in terms of extra activities. We have certainly enjoyed the additional at-home playtime. Jaden and Cody are getting more fun to interact with each day!
|Jaden, Mommy, Cody|
The extra time indoors, however, has meant that Mommy needs to be a bit more creative in coming up with ways to fill our days. You're never too young to start taking piano lessons, are you?
Mommy recently joined Pinterest and found a few at-home infant activities to try. She wishes she could say that the ones we've tried so far have been fun, engaging, and successful...
First, we tried wrapping a ball with tape (sticky-side out) so the boys could experiment with the new texture.
While the boys DID seem to enjoy exploring the ball with their hands, they also seemed to equally enjoy exploring it with their mouths (as shown by Cody below). Since we weren't sure that tape residue was the best new food to add to their repertoire, we thought it was best to move on to a new activity.
Our next activity was pulling scarves out of a tissue box. Since the boys love peek-a-boo games, this activity had great potential!
Neither pulling on the scarves nor watching Mommy pull out the scarves was nearly as exciting as chewing on the tissue box, however, so this activity was soon abandoned as well.
Mommy's not ready to give up yet, though. We'll keep on trying other activities and potentially try these previous ones again when the boys are a bit older. If nothing else, it's something new to occupy our time!
Developmentally, the boys have been making a lot of progress in their readiness to crawl. They both love getting into the crawling position and have even started pedaling their feet. They don't quite know what to do with their hands yet, though, so their motion is either backwards, falling flat, or stationary leg propelling. It's likely only a short matter of time until they take off. We're not sure whether we should be excited or scared...
The other thing that our boys have been doing a LOT of is laughing! Sometimes, as Cody demonstrates in the video below, a simple mirror is all it takes to get the giggles going.
Most of the time, the giggles are brought on by one another. In this instance, Mommy had put both twins into the same crib so she could get the bath supplies ready. Neither boy seemed to mind the wait.
Another day, Jaden had a diaper blowout, so Mommy left the room to get him a new outfit. The boys had no problem keeping themselves entertained in her absence!
The last video shows a VERY common occurrence between our boys... Guess we need to review the 7th Commandment a bit more in our household!