Madeline had her 6th birthday this week. She has been counting down the days since October last year. We had a wonderful day that started at 5:45am when Madeline came into our room with a bound and announced loudly "It's my birthday ~ I'm 6 today!" Thing was she was so excited and wanting to announce JOY of her BIG DAY that she missed an obvious clue of one of her presents, (an adjustible art easel with a dry erase board on one side and chalk board on the other). We put the easel in the upstairs playroom and strung a string from the easel down the stairs to her room with bright red arrows pointing the way she should go. So our plan to suprise her was foiled. She will get to celebrate her birthday 2 more times before all is said and done.
Rebekah has really grown over the past month. She is talking up a storm and picking up words right and left. She can say drink (gink), water (waa), thank you (teeto), duck (guk), and a few more. She is walking like a olympic speed walking champion as well. From the moment she gets up she is walking, she doesn't stop. She is becomming more outgoing and strongheaded as well. She knows what she wants and makes it known. She has also trying to perfect the art of the fake cry. Needless to say she has not mastered it yet, but it is cute to watch her try to. I am amazed at just how many words she understands and for the most part obeys.