Sunday, April 18, 2010

Getting the giggles

The girls have been smiling and cooing for quite some time and every now and then we heard Ada giggle. Yesterday, suddenly, they all got the gigggles. What a delight to hear all 3 laughing out loud! It was more of a gasp-giggle sound, but I'll take it.

Now I know it's easy to entertain any baby with "tickle tickle," peekaboo, funny noises, face pulling and blowing raspberry games, but mine had been looking at me like I had two heads. Not that it deterred me (hee hee), but I was starting to wonder if our sense of humor gene had skipped a generation.

That's until yesterday. Close friends came over and their almost-teenage son helped to entertain the girls. It all started with a soft toy frog. He made, "doob de doob de doob" sounds as the frog slowly "jumped" toward their faces. They thought it was hilarious. Granted, the frog is pretty goofy looking with its tongue sticking out and it is one of their favorite toys, but something just clicked for them. Once they figured out they could laugh audibly, there was no stopping them.

Every game from that point on solicited chuckles and belly laughs. It is the most beautiful sound. Ever.


jenicini said...

Oh! So sweet!

Anonymous said...

I can't wait for my twins to start playing and giggling. Atm they are 2 months old and still just stair at me or toward me with expressionless looks. sometimes my daughter smiles but I think it's gas :/
The Triplets sound wonderful, I would love to see pictures but I do understand not wanting to post your children on the internet.

Take care :)

Anonymous said...

Yes, the smiles, coos and laughter make the "demanding times" well worthwhile :)) Enjoy mommy - there's no stopping here onwards...before you know it they'll be talking, nagging and asking WHY? WHY? WHY? Phooey! Takes more and more energy. Enjoy!

Kate said...

Awww. I can't wait!

Anonymous said...

Awwww!!! That is such a sweet sound,and I can't imagine how cute it is with THREE!!! My bloggy friend Chelle posted a video today of her two girls giggling to her saying "Hi". TOO CUTE!!! Her blog is "This Is My Life"- you should check it out. :) <3
I am glad that you all are doing well.

mekate said...

Oh my goodness, giggles!
that is so incredibly cool!