Friday, May 30, 2008

Rave: Time for Two Terrible Two's

The dynamic duo of destruction turns 2 today. It seems not long ago that they were tiny little (barely five-pound) peanuts in the hospital, struggling to keep their body temperatures up and refusing to let their sucking reflexes kick in. Oh, how times have changed! Now all they want to do is suck on their "pacies," have a "dink a mulk", or eat a "snaaaaaaaaaaack snaaaaaaaaack snaaaaaaaaaack." Back then Aidan was the smaller of the two by almost a half a pound, but speedily overtook the heavyweight title and now outweighs Avery by a good four pounds and is a couple inches taller. (But what Avery lacks in size he makes up for in hair.)





We had an early birthday party for them about two weeks ago because my grandparents were in town. They weren't sure what to do with the presents until Alex and Maddie encouraged them to start ripping things---which usually would've been their natural instinct, but I think they were nervous to do it with so many witnesses. They've been enjoying a new soccer goal, new animal sound-making books, and light up footballs--or excuse me, "foo-falls."




I got them a water activity table that we busted out last week when we started hitting the mid 90's and our skin began melting as soon as the back door opened. They also got a cool water activity mat from their cousins but neither was brave enough to sit on it since the water was very chilly. Aidan kept stripping off his swimsuit telling me it was wet, well, actually he was screaming that it was wet and he wanted nothing to do with it. That is Aidan to a T.




I don't know what's more surprising--that they've survived these two years, or that I have. We'll shoot for two more years and take it from there.

7 comments:

The Richards said...

You are a good women!! Seriously I don't think I could do it! They are such cute kids which always seems to make things a little easier! You should check out my friend Laurie's blog. She has four year old twin boys and I don't know how she does it either! Since I tell Mike on a daily basis that I think Caitlyn is trying to kill me slowly!!! But she always does it with a smile that warms your heart!

Amy said...

How fun! I love the picture of Jeremy holding them when they were tiny.

I bought that same water table. He loves it but so far it's been used more to dump sand into and as a drinking dish (or so the dog thinks).

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Brooke said...

Happy Birthday to Aidan and Avery!

Brent and Kashann said...

I just saw them yet I keep thinking, "I can't believe they are so big." And Great newborn shots. Laura, after watching you running around all week at my mom's I am so amazed by you. Congratulations on making it two years. Happy Birthday boys!

Laura said...

Everyone keeps telling me that if I make it till they're two then it gets easier. Ummm, when exactly?

Sandito said...

I just wanted to say that I think you are a great mother. I like to believe that in my former life, I too, had as much energy as you. I doubt it because I was never called upon to handle the challenges that you handle on a daily basis. I, too , find it unbelievable that those fragile little babies are now the robust two year olds that they are today. What fun and different little personalities they have. Dad and I have had such fun seeing all of our grandchildren grow up and are anticipating even more! (fun times that is) Thanks for the blessing of having Alex, Maddie, Aidan and Avery in our lives.