It's been nearly a month since my last post due to a variety of things which have conspired to keep me away from my keyboard.
On the plus side: our great friends Pat and Walt visited from the US to see the kids for the first time.
On the minus side: I had a bad dose of the kidney stones, which is still not over and may involve the insertion of frickkin' lasers into a part of body which, exclusively, never gets anything voluntarily inserted into it. But there you go...
Faith and Emily continue to grow at an astonishing rate and are learning and discovering new things every day. The current fad is for TV, especially BabyTV which they've decided is the greatest thing EVER (well, the greatest thing they've found in the last 14 weeks). Faith's a take-it-or-leave-it gal but little Em is rivetted by "Draco the Dragon" and "Walter and Dude". But... if you try to change the channel or if something comes on she's not so keen on she will let you know about it.
It's all quite funny really, during popular shows she gets all of her arms and legs in on the action and her bouncer rocks about like a mad thing. At points there are smiles and loud goo's and it will hold her attention for ages at a stretch.
But too much TV can be a bad thing so we're trying to ration watching hours and keep it to points where Elly needs to do something like clothes washing or eating or periods of work!
Faith seems to be the first of the girls to teethe too. There's been a lot of grizzling recently and during a particularly loud outbreak I happened to notice two little white nubbins poking through her gums so it's only a matter of time before her two front, bottom teeth are through and she's biting holes in anything that passes in front of her face - bless her, it's cute but it must hurt.