Lily is becoming more interactive with Piper each day. She used to be slightly oblivious, but now she will take the time to talk to her, notice her, and share with her, which is really sweet. Ava continues to be a second mother, always cooing at Piper and laughing with her, which Piper ADORES. She seriously eats it up! And she finds Ava hilarious and has the biggest laughs at Ava's antics.
Piper also has started to reach for objects and grab hold for dear life, much to her sisters' chagrin. Lily and Ava's hair and toys have fallen prey to Piper's grip and those times aren't pretty to behold. But I try to remind them Piper's a baby and we just have to stay out of her way. And hope she doesn't start crawling to soon.
As for the other two, Lily talks more and more each day. Every morning we are now greeted with a sweet "good morning mom! good morning dad!" which sometimes all too quickly gives way to "no!" ( accompanied with throwing herself on the floor) over some little matter like changing her diaper. (But she consistently tells us when she needs her diaper changed, so that's a plus.) Lately she has started tacking on "why?" to my answers of no, but when I explain why to her she then replies "oh, OK" and goes about her business. Ava not so much. We are starting to move into the realm of lying about things, although I don't think she understands the concept of truth/lying. She just insists she wasn't doing things I catch her doing (like unrolling the toilet paper or touching things on the kitchen counter). I have decided telling the truth is a hard concept to teach but I am taking a stab at it anyway.
I accidentally got the girls to eat a whole can (!) of green beans the other night. While I was heating up chicken nuggets I opened a can of green beans to eat with the nuggets and put it on the counter in a bowl and let them get a head start. They had the whole bowl polished off before the nuggets were done. Don't ask be to duplicate that magical act, I don't think I would be able to!