Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Life in a nutshell.......crazy

Well, where to start? I managed to erase a whole memory card of mine. Did I mention it had the girls pictures on it from when they were first born? Luckily I had it backed up on an external hard drive but my memory card was my "backup-backup" and now its gone and leaving me paranoid.

After I managed to do that (by dropping my laptop while my card reader and card were in it) Finley spilled my coffee over my laptop and the last time I backed up any pictures was October. Yep. I'm an ass. October.

I was going to bring it to geek squad this weekend when Gary tried to turn it on again today for one last ditch effort and it worked. Thank goodness.

I backed up everything as soon as I put the girls down today. And from now on I vow to always back up my pictures!

Besides that all is well in our "Twindom"

Finley is getting better with her attitude, it seems she is starting to realize she isn't getting very far acting the way she is and has decided to shape up.

She's even trying to say more words lately. Which gives me hope, because honestly I'm ready to call early intervention on her wordless butt! She's a freaking grunting mime!

I find it more puzzeling because she understands 100% of what I say to her. I tell her to go get my boots and she goes and gets them, put your clothes in the hamper.....done. Go get your pink shoes, she goes right to her shoe rack and gets them. Seriously. Gary and I can't get over how smart she is. But talk. Nope. Not for my little stubburn Finley. She would rather pull me around by the hand all over the house playing the pointing/grunting game!

Last night it was to the kitchen and it went like this:

Me: Finley do you want water?
Finley: **whine and point to the cabinet**
Me: Okay you don't want water, do you want crackers?
Finley **whine and point**
Me: Okay, do you want cheerios?
Finley **whine/grunt and point**
Me: Do you want raisins?
Finley **signs more** which in her talk means yes please!

This is the stuff she does all day long. Whatever she wants she pulls you to it and does her whine/grunt thing. It cracks me up. Gillian doesn't do that, she doesn't want anything I guess? Not sure why they are so different in that aspect?

So thats my baby bitty girl. I love her to death. She's such a hard headed spirited little thing. Just like her Mama thats for sure!

Then there's Gillian. Her vocabulary grows daily. She says "I did it" (that was her first sentence) and today she said "bye bye dada", she can say "Ernie" clear as day and her newest word is Elephant. What l7 month old says Elephant? If you tell her to say something she will always try to repeat it back to you.

She's a sweetie for the most part. She gets upset if Finley tries to take her blankie (which she calls her "kee") or wubanub but usually is pretty mild manored.

She has been dropping to her knees though at the campground this past week while we walked if she didn't want to leave where we were. Geesh, hope she doesn't get all crazy and rebel on me like Finn! I'm pretty sure I can only hand one spunky kid.

They are starting to really love each other too! They have been doing tons of hand holding, dancing together and hugs and kisses this past month. I just melt watching them interact with each other. It make all the crazy days worth it.

So that about sums up the past month! Can't wait to see what next month brings! Should be interesting! Now that I have my laptop back I can post pics again! I'll see what I have tomorrow to put up!!


Mim said...

Yay, back online. Miss the stories and pictures.

Zookeeper Jess said...

Glad you were able to save your pictures! Does Finley have any words yet? My 32 month old has a speech delay it's called speech apraxia and she uderstads everything as clear as day but the motor function to get the words out is a delayed. She's improved so much since she's had therapy. She started receiving it when she was 2. They really won't do anything until then. Now I have a 17 month old right now doing everything the same. She doesn't say anything but dada and thR speech therapist thinks she may have apraxia as well but we won't really start working with speech until she's 2. I completely understand how frustrating the grunting and whining is. This is my second time dealing with it and it hasn't gotten any easier. I can tell you that teaching some simple sign language will help tremendously. I'm working with my 17 month old right now with "more, eat, drink" and although she does not want to learn it and is stubborn, she is catching on. It really helped my 32 month old in the beginning! Chat with me if you ever want to talk about ways to help talking!

Denise said...

Glad things turned out okay. I found your blog from another blog I follow. I am now following your blog too. You see, I am an identical twin myself. I will enjoy reading what you write about your twins, as well as what your thoughts are as the mother of twins. I hope you will follow me back

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