Axel hangs out in his room, in this corner, and gathers all his favorite possessions around him. He has entire room to play in, but he likes THIS corner. I think because it faces the door and he has that nice warm vent behind him. LOL
He loves the books he has tucked under his arm! Thanks to my friend from high school, Kim, for sending them to him.
I don't know if Axel had ever seen Duplos before, but man does he love them! He will play with these for HOURS! Making towers, hammers, and has started trying his skills at vehicles. Looking at this picture, I realize he has picked out all of one type of block to use for whatever he's building this time.
But these are his "room" things. When he's hanging out with the rest of us he carries different things with him. If he wants to move to a different room, or a different place to sit, he gathers all his items up in his arms (he usually has anywhere from 3-6 things) and brings them along. This is sometimes a pain in the neck when you're waiting for him. He will keep this set of items for several days, then one day he comes out in the morning with a new set. It's funny to see what he likes to carry around.
Angela's favorite place to hang out is the basement family room, where the TV is permanently set to the Disney channel and pretty much nobody bothers her. Here she can dance and re-enact her favorite shows at top volume without disturbing anyone. Also, this is where all the invisible people hang out, since they're not allowed upstairs anymore. Does anyone else have a rule in their house like, "No invisible people allowed upstairs."?
Angela loves to stand on the fireplace hearth (which is about 18 inches high) and hold "concerts". We really need to get her a karaoke machine.
Tonight they were making a music video. I think. There was music going, and they were both dancing.
When I asked what they were doing, I got the exasperated, "Moooom!" and she fell on the bed in a fit of laughter because I am so clueless.
But since the paparazzi had shown up with a camera, she was willing to pose for a couple shots.