Evelyn learned to roll over this month. She rolls from her front to her back and from her back to her front. She can do from her back to her front on purpose, but the other way is still mostly accidental. She’s at that point where she rolls herself from back to front and then gets mad because she’s on her stomach, doesn’t like it, and hasn’t realized that she knows how to get back to her back yet. She did do a couple complete rolls the other day at a friend’s house, but it hasn’t really stuck. She’s working on sitting by herself now and can do that, too, for several seconds at a time.
She also is revolting against her baby carriers. She now knows how to twist (thanks to learning to roll from back to front) and she twists herself around and kicks her way out of her bouncy chair and her car seat if we don’t have her strapped in. It’s really funny to watch and she does it slower than Avery did or something because she doesn’t typically hurt herself doing it. I look down after a few minutes and there she is on her stomach on the floor when she had been on her back in her seat just a minute before.
She likes to play with toys as long as she’s not too cranky and doesn’t like the ones that are connected to something and hanging in front of her anymore because she can’t grab them and stick them in her mouth. She also likes being tickled. Tickling is the most reliable way to get her to laugh. She’s even learned to expect it and if I put her arms above her head like I’m going to tickle her sides she starts giggling before I even get started on the tickling.
Contrary to the impression created by the picture, Evelyn’s smile is usually a wide open mouthed one and she smiles a lot. When she’s happy she’s pretty smiley. She seems to have calmed down a bit this month. She will let me put her down more and she can kind of entertain herself for a few minutes at a time throughout the day. And… she took a decent nap two days in a row this week. I thought she was going to have a good one today, too and that would have made three, but no such luck. I’m glad for what I get, though, and my house hasn’t been so clean in quite a while.
Evelyn likes to dance, be thrown in the air, and held upside down. She’s almost as bad a thrill seeker as her sister. She thinks it’s great when we lift her up by her feet and always gives us a big grin.
She and Avery are good friends. Avery reads Evelyn books and wants to be “nex her” all the time. Avery sometimes talks to Evelyn while I make dinner so she doesn’t cry as much. It’s really cute to watch them together. Evelyn loves to read books with Avery and tries to grab the pictures while Avery tells her the stories.