During the last month, the girls have added a few more words to their vocabulary. The one that's most obvious to understand is "lallelalle," which is supposed to mean "empty", and usually a message to me to refill the apple juice. Gloria also has found a liking in the word "Haar" (hair), and she's been saying "Goya" for a while, which I believe means "Gloria". Or maybe yogurt. They both can identify most body parts if you name them. Saying "feet" will make them grab their feet, "nose" will have them point at their nose, and so on. If Gloria wants to make a joke, she'll go and grab her sister's nose instead. Gloria also announces that she needs a new diaper by padding her behind, alas after the fact.
I meanwhile am stuck in proposal writing again. The organization for the conference in October and the program in November is going nicely, and I'm very much looking forward to both events. My recent paper was accepted for publication in Foundations of Physics, and I've wrapped up another project that had been in my drawer for a while. Besides this, I've spent some time reading up the history of Nordita, which is quite interesting actually, maybe I'll have a post on this at some point.
I finally said good bye to my BlackBerry and now have an iPhone, which works so amazingly smoothly I'm deeply impressed.
Below a little video of the girls that I took the other day. YouTube is offering a fix for shaky videos, which is why you might see the borders moving around.
I hope your summer is going nicely and that you have some time to relax!