The other day I twisted Raya's hair and it turned out so cute. I did it really fast so it wasn't as "clean" as it probably could have been. AND it was my first time...so I know how to do it better next time. I did it again this weekend and it was even cuter. And its great because she took a bath today and it stayed in place and looked just as good after it dried.
Kallen was pretty fussy last week. Not through the night, thankfully. But during the day he'd only play for short periods of time and the rest of the time he wanted to be held. Just wanted me to take him around everywhere. I know its cause he's teething. I could see both of his top 2 front teeth getting ready to break through. Then Friday we wake up and a tooth on the bottom had broke through! I only ever saw the top ones and before they even come in this bottom one comes outta nowhere. Poor kid. Raya never had teething issues. She literally got 2 teeth every month starting at 6 months and by her 1st bday had 12 teeth. LOL. And they never bothered her when they were coming in. I'm super thankful that Kallen is sleeping through it!
And I know I've said it a couple times now, but I was pretty positive Kallen was going to be way behind Raya in their Physical Milestones because at first he really didn't seem to be interested in moving or crawling. Welllll, I'm thinking this 8month old of mine might be walking in the next few weeks. Raya stood unassisted for the frist time at about 9.5 months and then started walking a week before she turned 10 months. For the last 2 weeks Kallen has been standing totally unassisted and for long periods of time. We can literally set him down on his feet, give him a second and he gets his balance and stands there. All day he's picking up toys and standing in the living room playing with them. It's so crazy to me. HAHA. He's cruising the furniture and really looking like any day now he's going to take a step. I can tell he wants to but he can't quite figure out his first move. And all weekend Gentry's been trying to bribe him with toys to take a step towards him and I try and push him down HAHAHA. I'm like "DONT ENCOURAGE IT." I was kinda excited thinking that he wouldn't walk until he was about 1 because as soon as Raya started walking life got intense. So knowing he could be walking in the next few weeks kinda freaks me out. And makes me NOT want to push the issue. But it still makes me proud in a totally "Competitive Athlete" kinda way. Hehe.
And one of the first really funny and mature things Raya said to me today:
We were outside and she kept kicking our dog's empty water bowl. Its metal. And empty. So its really loud when she kicks it against the concrete. And its even more annoying. So I say: "Raya, stop kicking the dog's water bowl!" And she says, without thinking twice or batting an eye: "Calm down." HAHAHA. I immediately started laughing. She said it clear as day and totally meant it.