Matthew has started to be very empathetic towards me. If I get hurt, or something hits me (like a stray ball being thrown), he will come over and rub the area that was hurt. It is the sweetest thing; and it makes me focus on being that sweet to them.
|They love each other. Adam in green|
|Matthew hugging Hobbes|
|Our favorite activity - wrestling!|
|Matthew really enjoys his electronics|
|Anybody need a plumber? ;) Adam as Mario.|
|Matthew as Luigi|
It is fascinating listening to their language development. So far, they know all of the same words, and they learn the words at almost the same time as their brother. Their comprehension is growing faster than their actual spoken language, but here are the words they know:
Boo (to scare us)
boo boo (for a wound)
Mommy (Also Mama)
Daddy (Also Dada)
"HereGo" (for "here you go")
Duck (used for all birds)
(They can identify many more, but they only say these two)
Cluck Cluck Cluck
(And many, many objects)
They can also repeat almost all the letters of the alphabet, and say many of their "sounds"
A few "conversations":
Matthew: Poo poo
Me: Do you have a dirty diaper?
Matthew (pointing to diaper): Poo poo
Me: Do you want me to change it?
Matthew (building a lego tower; adds a block, claps): Yayy
Matthew (adds another block and claps): Yayy
Adam destroys the tower.
Adam & Matthew (very excited, also signing and saying please): Coke, coke, coke
(I promise they don't get soda or drugs... this is how they say milk. I just hope they don't say it in front of any CPS workers ;) )