On their birth day, March 26, 2010:
|Asher doing "gymnastics"|
|Asher at dinner, roaring, with chicken in his hair and pasta sauce on his face|
|giving each other kisses|
|"Benjamin, get down! Benjamin, the salt is not a toy!"|
They still love to eat fruits and vegetables, and Benjamin will try anything once. They love broccoli, strawberries, apple, peas, string beans, hot dogs, cheese, and pastas with red sauce. Every once in a while they will love something unusual, like farro salad with goat cheese. They don't especially love desserts like cake, but they do like animal crackers and graham crackers.
They are still nursing. Benjamin nurses 3 times a day, and Asher nurses more than that. Asher still says "Na!" for nurse and will get louder and more insistent if he doesn't get nursed right away. He can be distracted pretty easily if we are out or busy, but if we are at home and not actively engaged in something he likes to nurse.
We call Asher the "green-eyed Bear monster" because he is very possessive of me, and will sometimes sit on top of Benjamin if Benjamin and I are snuggling. This is one reason why I haven't pushed Asher down to one nap a day, because it gives me time alone with Benjamin. Benjamin is definitely doing one nap a day now, but I often put him in the pack n play for an hour in the morning so that I can shower and do some cleaning up around the house.
We've had a good September, and are looking forward to October. We will get to see family for 3 weekends in a row, and then end with Halloween. In the meantime, we are trying to enjoy the warm fall weather by getting out for walks and jogs and trips to the play ground. I am dreading getting stuck inside all winter, so we better make the most of it!