Wednesday, 11 November 2015

One - by Bex

We did it!  We've all survived the first year!  I had hoped I might have found the time to write my month by month posts by now but I was clearly kidding myself.  Instead I have the next best thing, another list of my favourite things.  It's been a busy year and challenging at times but oh my god, the joy these two munchkins give us is just amazing.  I have to say that this last month has been the most fun yet - they are hilarious!  I just can't believe they're one!  What happened to my tiny babies??

So, my recent favourite memories are:

Priya dancing - she has moves this girl!  Over the last couple of weeks, she has been dancing all the time, if I'm feeding her with nursery rhymes playing, she stops to sit up, have a wee boogie, then carry on feeding!  She used to have 3 dances, forward and back (this is still guaranteed if we sing row, row, row your boat), side to side and bouncing up and down and it often involves her clapping.  She has recently expanded her repertoire to include arm swinging and some serious bum wiggling when she's standing - it is seriously cute!  She has even been known to dance to the noise of the coffee machine, clapping hands and Kalyan crying!  She just loves rhythm apparently.

Both babies will start clapping if we say "yay!".  They'll literally stop what they're doing and sit down to start clapping and look all chuffed.

Kalyan has started standing on his own - initially while holding daddy's hands and being let go - he could stand for a few seconds but now he will do the letting go and stand with his hands in the air, we cheer and clap and he looks so proud!  He does it often now, not just with us nearby but next to the sofa or toy box, he'll just let go and he's getting much more stable as well as confident.

Their love of food.  This has always been something we've enjoyed with Priya, but recently Kalyan has become more interested in food and gets SO excited about porridge!  He literally kicks his legs in the high chair, his eyes widen and he giggles.  I've never seen him open his mouth so wide!

Watching them eat passion fruit.  They love it - beg for more and get all excited at the spoonful of seeds coming and then make the most hilarious faces at the sour taste.

Priya being cheeky and sneaky - she is such a little minx!  She knows exactly what she's not allowed and will always look at us to see if we're watching before sneaking over to something (she obviously thinks we can't see her sometimes when we can!) and if I walk in and she has something she's not supposed to she either drops it like a hot potato and crawls away at speed (so funny) or hands it to me as if to say "I was just passing it to you, I'm such a good girl."  She really is hilarious!  She has so many cheeky faces and I probably have pictures of most of them - I must do a cheeky collage!

Kalyan sharing, he's so kind and sensitive.  Priya always wants whatever Kalyan has and he usually gives it to her.  She is getting better though and has been known to give Kalyan things occasionally and he is learning to take things back off her which is good as we don't want her walking all over him.

Cuddles - this will always be on the list for obvious reasons.

Kisses - Priya LOVES giving kisses, they are quite wet and slobbery and she gives massive grins with them and often squeaks with delight.  Kalyan has given rare kisses - his are even more slobbery as he actually sticks his tongue out!

Kalyan's pursed lips. (See below.)

Watching them play together - although Priya generally dominates at the moment, Kalyan is becoming much more confident and now they are on the move, they often play together nicely and if one of them starts clambering over the other one - major giggles ensue - I love it!

Reading - they will sit and listen to stories now, although they still love the "That's not my..." books the best where they can touch the different textures.  They love to turn the page and if we're playing in the living room will often go to the bookshelf to pull their books down (they now mostly leave mine alone!) and sit and flick through them.  Kalyan in particular loves to do this and will happily sit alone for ages chatting away to his books.  Priya will often bring one over to me if she wants a story and whatever they're doing, even crying, if I sit in the big chair and say "That's not my...", they both come scurrying over at high speed.  It's ace!

Giggles - tickling is easily the best way to get giggles, or throwing them in the air.

I'm sure there are more things but in trying to finish this off, after all the other birthday prep, it's now after midnight and I have to get some sleep before the big day tomorrow!  I have LOADS more recent pictures to share but will just have to quickly add a few and promise to share more soon (they're not even in chronological order).  I can't wait until tomorrow!!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY KALYAN & PRIYA!  My beautiful twins - I love you both SO much.  This last year has been simply awesome and I cannot wait for all the years to come!  You have brought so much joy already, I am so lucky.  It really is twice the fun having twins!  With all my love, forever and always, Mummy xx

Someone told her there was no food left!

It's OK, we found some!


Rachie @ A Chi Chi Affair said...

They are gorgeous Bex. This post is so sweet - the joy radiates from the page! So happy for you and congratulations on your first year of motherhood! X

Unknown said...

They are gorgeous - so glad they are bringing you such joy!

katylkh said...

Oh Bex they are fabulous. Happy birthday to K and P enjoy all your cake :) xx

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday to your beautiful babes. Love seeing their progress, and thrilled they love their That's Not My... books ;)

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