The V5 are 15 months old and raking in the milestones!
Halloween Video (Click to view the video)
Time certainly is flying by and their minds are growing just as fast as their bodies. Our home is full of chatter, balls, blocks, cups, and various forms of transportation. The quints love the Chicco Walker, their new stroller and their activity table , which has been re-purposed (thanks to Kali’s ingenuity) as a walker. They also enjoy exploring all of the cause-and-effect relationships in the world, such as dropping toys from high places, bopping themselves and each other on the head and of course biting. I am very glad that the biting phase, which lasted about 2 weeks, appears to be coming to an end. The kiddos looked like they were covered in hickies during the worst of it. A few of the V5 continue to be quite aggressive. The most common reason for aggressive behavior in toddlers is their inability to express: emotions, energy and the fact that they are in pain. Knowing this has helped us to handle their outbursts much easier. The best ways to respond include:
- Not reacting and staying calm,
- Redirecting their attention and possibly removing them from the situation, and
- Being consistent.
Three- Theo, Ellie and Bella- are walking and Lily has taken a few steps.
Bella’s First Steps (Click to view the video)
Theo’s First Steps (Click to view the video)
Kali, who has the strength, balance and coordination to walk, continues to choose to crawl, but will most likely just stand and take her few steps any day now.
The two trends that are sweeping across the V5 nation are taking your clothes off and styling your hair with the day’s fare. Bella continues to be the ringleader of the nudist colony, as well as, the monkey that starts to put food in their hair. As those with multiple children know, it is a game of monkey see, monkey do.
All of their vocabularies also continue to grow. They all can say ma-ma, da-da, ba-ba and na-na, but I’m not quite sure they know what these consonants mean, yet. They also all can recognize the words:
- Good Job, and
- Our favorite- No.
The adventures that lie ahead include learning:
- how to climb up and down the stairs,
- learning each others names,
- learning hungry, full, and sleepy, and
- learning how to color.