The boys are definitely getting used to us, used to the apartment, and used to their feeding schedule. Each day, they get more comfortable and more curious in exploring their surroundings and with our presence in their environment.
They used to run every time we took a step in their direction. Now they'll come play on the bottom of our desk chairs while we're typing on the computer (we have to be careful not to roll back in our chairs without looking to see if a cat is under them). They used to avoid us when they could, but now they will walk over us if they are going somewhere or chasing each other (which they do a lot).
That said, they also seem less affectionate or needy of us than they did in their first day or two. The first night we had them, each of us picked up a cat and petted him until he feel asleep on our laps. Now, they seem more rambunctious and less amenable to sitting on our laps or being carried around. They don't fight and claw, but given the choice, they'd rather sit on the furniture than on a lap or nuzzled up against a human arm.
Don't get me wrong. They'll let you pet them and they will seem to enjoy it too. But they seem more interested in having their own space than being in ours. Does this mean they're not really bonding with us by acclimating to the environment of the apartment? Is there something we could be doing to make them feel more attached to us or should we just be happy that they're so independent?
I read Franny's About.com article on "How to Gentle a Kitten," and an another About.com cats article on the "Scoop and Snuggle" method, and Liz and I are trying these techniques. We'll see where they get us.
BTW, sometimes Beowulf will come over, look up at me or at Liz at meow. We operate on the assumption he wants to be picked up so we pick him up, but we go to pick him up and he's not as keen on it as we'd thought, though if you pet him behind the ears, he'll calm down and purr. What does this all mean? Does he want to be picked up or not? Does he like us or not?