Tuesday, May 22, 2012

The Twins Turn One! (And Daddy turns 38)

I know we all say how quickly time flies, but I really can't believe how fast this past year went. My twinfants have turned into toddlers! I have yet to come up with a cute name for them now, and "twoddlers" just sounds icky to me. LOL.
Jillian and Jacob are wonderful! She has been walking for about a month and Jake is content just crawling around. They have amazing appetites, which is a huge difference from EJ who eats like a bird. Jilly is a sassy little girl who adores her Daddy. Jake is a funny guy who favors me. Although, I think he would pick my Dad over me any day. They have a great bond and I really think Jake is my Dad's favorite :) Jake has a great sense of humor and is so pleasant all of the time. After the high energy of EJ and Jilly, we really appreciate how laid-back Jake is! EJ is wonderful with them. He really favors Jilly over Jake, but he is kind to both of them. Most of the time is good, but he still yells when they take his toys, It's been a great learning experience for him on how to share and how to ask us for help instead of just pushing them down...which they all seem to find hilarious and get hysterically laughing. And that, of course, encourages him to do it even more. Go figure. We're looking forward to spending time with our extended family this summer. My brother's twins are 6 months old now and their personalities are starting to shine. I love that age when you can see a little person emerging through the baby-ness. My other brother's kids are 12 and 9 and they are EJ's favorite people in the whole world. I can't wait to go on vacation with all of them at the end of the summer, and I know EJ will be in his glory living with those kids for a whole week. And I will love the extra hands helping out! I feel like I should write more to update, but I'm at a loss. There is so much going on in my daily life I can barely sort through it in my mind. We're kind of on autopilot and our biggest lifesaver is our routine. I'm good as long as we're all following our schedule. But the minute someone veers off, it gets very loud and chaotic here! There are times when I miss the peace and quiet of life before kids, but I would never go back there. There is no sound as sweet as EJ calling me Mommy, no giggle as cute as Jake's, and no smile as contagious as Jilly's :)