Monday, February 4, 2008

February 4, 2008

We actually got to go on a date on Saturday.  What a treat!!  Brannon and Christy kept the girls for us for a few hours while we got out with some friends to go eat and play "Rock Band" at their house.  We had a blast and they said the girls were pretty good.  Emily got a little bit cranky when it was time for cereal, but apparently putting them to bed was a breeze.  They had their cousin Madeleine to watch and play with so they really enjoyed that.  Whew, well at least we know how well they will do with someone else to feed them and put them to bed.  It is sad in a way because as a mom I have this pull to feel needed, but I also have the pull to want to have a little bit of freedom to leave them with other people.  I am not sure which pull is stronger?

They are beginning to figure out how to manipulate the momma.  If I leave the room and don't get on the floor to play with them, they immediately start in with the whining (not crying, just being fussy).  They have also begun to notice when I pick up the other one.  They are getting jealous.  They don't act the same way around daddy.  It is interesting to watch them play when he is here.  If he is the one that puts them down and they don't see me, they will play for a long time without fussing at all.  They will laugh and talk to each other and roll around on the floor, but the minute that they even hear my voice they start in on the "uh, uh, uh, uh."  I can't stand it though, maybe that is it.  I will go and talk to them, sit on the floor with them, or even pick them up.  John will acknowledge their needs, play with them for a few minutes, move them to a new toy, then be able to get out of the room without them realizing it.  

We found a non-denominational church that we both like (Pantego Bible Church) and I decided on Sunday to enroll the girls in the nursery.  They are cute in church, but they are really getting "busy."  They like to stand on our laps and jump up and down and talk to or smile at the people around us.  They talk and coo at each other.  Of course this is at the quietest times of the service!  By the end of the service on Sunday, they were tired of sitting still.  On their behalf, this was the second service that we had gone to.  We had already been to a service at Good Shepherd Catholic Community earlier that morning.  On the plus side, the nursery is run by the same people who swap shifts every other week so they would actually get to know the girls fairly well instead of it being random people each week.  They also have them split up by age and the girls would be in a 6-12 month age group in which they would move up to the next group with the same bunch of kiddos so they might end up having "friends" in their age group.

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