Time passes by in the blink of an eye. Today, our million dollar miracle muppets are six months old. Even though it seems like they just joined us yesterday, itâ€™s already become difficult to imagine our lives without them.
And the muppets chose this milestone weekend to celebrate by becoming big boys. Theyâ€™re rolling. (Jon called this one. When we returned home from our Thanksgiving excursion, we put the boys to bed and Jon looked at me and said, â€œTheyâ€™ll roll over this weekend. Theyâ€™re ready.â€
On Friday (our first day home as a family in a long while), our happy family of four was hanging out in the living room. Jon and Search were on the floor goofing off on the playmat for some tummy time. Suddenly Jon said, â€œUm, babe â€“ youâ€™re son just rolled over.â€ He had propped Search up on his elbows and when Search turned his head over, his little body flopped over onto his back. He was rather surprised.
The next morning, I put Destroy down on his back so his brother could enjoy breakfast. When I looked up again, Destroy was in a prone Superman position on his tummy â€“ arms and legs flailing in the air. I definitely donâ€™t think that move was purposeful. He appeared rather disconcerted with what had just happened.
This morning (again during Searchâ€™s breakfast), I put Destroy on his tummy in his crib. He can now easily lift his head to a 90 degree angle. He looked up, looked around and rolled right on over. When we got downstairs, I set him down on his back. He immediately rolled over to his side. Apparently, heâ€™s figured out the idea of throwing his leg over for momentum. The only thing still thwarting him was the arm remaining under him.
I sat watching him. I could see him trying to problem solve. Finally, he figured it out. Oh kidsâ€¦life just got infinitely more exciting.
He started squirming around â€“ eventually turning in a full 360. When he had wiggled his way to face where I was sitting, he lifted up his head again. â€œLook what I did Mommy!â€ He was terribly pleased with himself. He squiggled a few more degrees and passed out.
Destroy spent today rolling himself over at every opportunity presented to him. Both of our kids have been determined to get mobile from the moment they were born. Ready, set, go! And now that weâ€™re rolling â€“ catch me if you canâ€¦
Hard to believe itâ€™s been half a year. 2010 (the whole year) has certainly been one for the record books. Happy six months Search and Destroy.