Hubby left town on Thursday for a weekend training event in Texas for his job. Fortunately, my Aunt D was able to come for a visit and help me out with the babies while he was gone. This was a tremendous help, especially since both Ayden and Rylee had colds and weren't feeling all that great. In addition, they also decided to become a LOT more active over the weekend.
There is nothing that Rylee doesn't try pulling herself to stand at anymore. Her favorite thing is to stand and she has also mastered walking around the furniture. As long as she is holding on, she is doing great. She's also beginning to try standing on her own, without holding on to anything. Her crawl is turning into more of a bear crawl, because she so badly wants to be on her feet! Lord help me. She'll be off and running before too long.
|Standing in her crib, pestering her brother|
|One handed. She is SO wanting to go, go, go!|
Ayden is trying really hard to catch up to his sister. He can now sit up all on his own, no more tripod sitting. He also pulled himself up to a stand all by himself over the weekend. He's done it a few different times now. He's not real consistent with it yet, but he is trying. He gets himself to his knees and at least kneels everywhere now.
|Trying to climb through the kitchen chair|
|They love to use their car seats to stand up at.|
It is both exciting and scary watching the babies learn new things! It's difficult not being a bundle of nerves watching them precariously balance while learning to stand and walk. Their poor heads are taking a beating. It's hard not to just snatch them up every time they stand, but I know in order for them to learn to stand/walk and get down on their own we will have to let them get a few bumps and bruises along the way.
I am so grateful that my aunt was able to come help me over the weekend. I knew I could handle it a day or two by myself, but I wasn't so sure about 4 days! I was exhausted enough WITH the help! She left Sunday morning and Hubby got home Sunday afternoon. He had a hard time being away from the babies, especially when they changed so much in just those few short days, but now we are all back to our normal routine. Only, that new routine now means chasing after babies a lot more!
|Rylee and Ayden loved play time with Aunt D.|