The latest thing around our house these days is that Nick is very into climbing everything he can. He has figured out that climbing can get him to some pretty good places and he tries to climb pretty much anything now. He can now climb into the chairs at the kitchen table, as well as just about every chair and couch in the house, except for the high chairs at the island and his highchair (but he keeps trying). Actually, I am tired of the high chairs and I really want to get booster chairs so they can sit at the table with us. I think they would really like that a lot too and it might save on my back a bit, especially if they can learn to climb up by themselves. Nick will have no problem and Ben will pick it up soon after he sees Nick do it. On Saturday, I am going to check at this second hand baby store and see if they have any booster seats. I hate to pay full price for stuff like this. We'll keep the high chairs for a little while longer though, just in case we need them. We have friends coming for a visit in a couple of months and they have a little one who might need one.
The other thing is that I am moving the boys away from sippy cups when we are at home. We will still use them when we are out and about but, for here at home, we are done with them. Today I switched them to a cups with lids and straws and, for one meal, a plain old smallish cup with no lid. Nick really liked the regular, no lid, cup the best and I kept having to pour more milk into his cup because he was really into drinking out of it. I only poured a little at a time, maybe two inches, but he did pretty well with it. He only tipped it up too far and got it all over his face once, so that's not bad for a first try. I will be giving them the plain old cup more and more until they become pros with it. I figure we had to do it when we were little, because they didn't have sippy cups, so they can do it too. I'm sure I will have to clean up some messes but, hey, that's what moms do. My number one reason for doing this now is that I know it will help them tremendously with their pronunciation, which they need. Number two is that I don't like cleaning sippy cups and Nick is biting through his cups anyway so I would have to buy more soon. He also bites the straw but those are cheaper:). I think they will do great with regular cups and I'm looking forward to the switch.