for the record, i know some of you (ahem, grandparents?) are itching for new photos. i am working on that, i promise! but it's a week of transitions around here and we are working hard on getting out of the summer mindset and into that whole Fall/Back to School thing. granted, isa is the only one going to school but the change of pace trickles over into everyone's daily life. that means a new schedule, new childcare, new places, new people, new work... you get the point right?
and then there are the normal, every day changes that occur with two little ones. sylvi is starting to stand on her own for several seconds at a time and is figuring out how to balance herself. she is eating table foods with us at dinner (like rice, corn, bananas, beans) and has mastered the sippy cup. isa has had yet another verbal leap and is recounting things and imagining things and expressing things like a child much older than herself. her memory is incredible and she recalls minute details about animals and people and places in her imaginary play. meanwhile phil and i stand by and watch in utter amazement, feeling very proud of how great these two are and also shocked at how incredibly fast it's all flying by!