Arthur: Whoo hoo! We’re six months old!
Roland: We can do so much stuff now, and we’re even cuter than we were before!
Arthur: Is that possible?
Roland: There is no limit to our capacity for cuteness.
Arthur: We had our six month well baby checkup and things are looking good. We notice so much more stuff now. I wonder why we didn’t notice before?
Roland: I guess things didn’t seem as interesting. Besides, we needed to focus on growing and making sure our insides finished cooking.
Arthur: The doctor said we’re doing many things a five month old can do, so we’re on track for our ‘justed age. Here are some things we can do now:
- Reach for toys, hold on to them, and bring them to our mouths
- Hold our feet and eat them too!
- Blow bubbles
- Squeal and make noises about funny things
- Turn our heads toward noises
Roland: They weighed us and measured us and played with us to see how well we can do things like hold up our heads and move our arms and legs around. I now weigh 12 pounds and 4 ounces.
Arthur: I’m still bigger. Ha ha on you Roland! I weigh 13 pounds and 14 ounces!
Roland: We are still both at or below the 1st percentile in growth but the good news is that we’re still moving along the curve. I don’t know what that means exactly but the doctor said it is ok.
Arthur: We went to the fair last weekend. It was our first time at the fair and there wasn’t a lot for us to do.
Roland: Mommy and Daddy wore us on their backs, so we just slept most of the day. Next year we’ll be old enough to have fun there.
Arthur: Well there sure is a lot of cool stuff happening all around us now. We love to watch Daddy walking up the stairs. He waves to us from the balcony and that makes us giggle.
Roland: The ceiling fan is fascinating too. It goes around and around and around. It makes my head spin.
Arthur: And the dogs! The dogs are so funny! Are they new? Because I don’t really remember seeing them before.
Roland: Don’t be silly. Of course they were there. You just weren’t looking at them!
Arthur: Mommy and Daddy gave us sleep monkeys to hold when it’s time to go to sleep. They use them to trick us into going to sleep.
Roland: They’re always trying to trick us into going to sleep! Why should we sleep? There is too much going on for something as silly as sleep.
Arthur: A couple of weeks ago Mommy and Daddy took us to a park and a lady took a bunch of pictures of us. It was pretty boring, so we didn’t feel too inspired to smile. Sometimes we couldn’t help it though. Mommy says that the pictures are really nice and that we can use one of them for Christmas cards.
Roland: That first picture on the blog is one she took. I think Mommy will put another one at the end too. She says it’s one of her favorites.
Roland: They painted a big rainbow on the wall and made a thingy to hold up our quilt.
Arthur: We don’t really want to sleep in there right now but it will be fun to have our own room with our toys and clothes in it and stuff.
Roland: Daddy says he has to do some work on our cribs before he puts them in the room.
Arthur: And Mommy has to figure out where everything should go.
Roland: Plus, Nana is making some neat puzzle pictures for the walls too.
Arthur: They say that maybe they will be finished with all of it by the time we start kindergarten. We secretly hope they don’t, because we like sleeping with Mommy and Daddy.
Roland: Mommy took some movies of us acting silly. Have fun watching them!
Arthur: We’re too tired to talk anymore. That sleep monkey is making my….eyes….feel….so….heavy. Goodnight