Quick update!

It’s been ages, so I thought I’d post a quick update- if only to refresh the headline. 🙂

The girls are doing great!  We recently took the crib rails off of their cribs, so they are now in little beds and love it! The transition wasn’t even really a transition.  They adjusted to the new setup pretty much immediately and now love being able to get in and out of their beds on their own.  We did have one naptime where they choose to play the whole time, rather then settle down and nap.  But at bedtime, they just lay right down and go to sleep.  In the mornings, we often find them sitting up in bed with a toy they have pulled off their shelves.  It’s so cute and of course, I love the independence it gives them- they can get toys or wander around in their bedrooms.  We crack up listening to them on the baby monitor as they babble and move around the room.

Audrey and Sofia are also making progress in the talking department.  They both are very articulate with a few words and are adding more everyday.  They aren’t stringing them together yet or even saying them with a lot of consistency, but each time they pick up a new word, you can see the lightbulb go off in their head.  I always visualize the little neuron pathways lighting up and solidifying.  The process of language acquisition is so fascinating- it’s so cool to see it happening in two little people.  Love it!

We are traveling down to San Diego on Thursday for a long weekend/ mini-vacation and I can’t wait to see how they react to the beach and water.  I’m hopeful that they’ll want to play and splash a lot and I’d love to wade in the water with them.  We are also going to see my brother and their cousins and do a trip to SeaWorld.  That should be great and I know we’ll have lots of pictures to post from the trip.  Tony and I are looking forward to the time off work, extra time as a family, and the SUN- warm, warm, beautiful, magnificent sunshine!  Can you tell what I’ve been craving lately?!

In other news, I have started in my new role as the Business Manager for the Mac Business Unit at Microsoft.  It has been an awesome transition (though I miss my buddies on my old team too) and I am so thrilled to be a part of this team- not only because of the incredible people (which we have in spades), but because it is an end to end business with revenue, development, marketing, etc., all in one location.  Our group makes Office for Mac, Messenger for Mac, and a couple of other things.  It’s a really exciting space to be in and we have a very exciting year ahead.

Tony and I continue to work out at the gym and really love it.  Tony is thinking about joining a rec league basketball team in the neighborhood and I am still running a lot.

It’s a bit of quick update, but hopefully covers the highlights.

Cheers,

Jennie

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About jenlocati

JENNIE LOCATI started her blog, WYS Words as a way to share her experiences as a professional woman, wife, mother, and irrepressible “do-gooder”. Her diverse life experiences have taken her to Kenya as a Peace Corps volunteer, the trading floors of Wall Street, to PATH, and most recently back to Microsoft, where she works in Executive Communications. Jennie shares her many misadventures, occasional insights, and unique perspectives in a voice that is self-deprecating, honest, and authentic. Read more at www.wyswords.com
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