Sorry for the hiatus. Matt commandeered my computer for media usage. I was given a new (old) macbook for my computing needs, but I'm slow to relearn mac.
I know you really came here for the pictures, so I'll get to those in a minute (I'm also relearning iphoto as this machine is a little older and can't run Picasa). First I wanted to say how much I enjoy watching sisters relate. Eleanor and Charlotte are a lot of fun these days. Charlotte is quite mobile--crawling in her unique tripod crawl and cruising on all sorts of furniture. This is distressing to Eleanor, as I'm sure you can imagine. The most interesting things to Charlotte are whatever Eleanor has. We are working on this. Eleanor loves to be in charge. She wants to decide which toy Charlotte plays with, what she eats, where she is and who can touch her.
Some friends gifted Eleanor with some dress up clothes that their girls have outgrown. She was more than a little thrilled with the parasol. This morning, I overheard her singing, "My parasol, my parasol, my parasol..."
Charlotte and Eleanor like to play a game that I like to call the ah game. Observe:
The Ah Game from m lumpkin on Vimeo.