Sam and Rachel are 21 months old and growing like weeds. They are 25.8 and 27.8lbs and getting taller by the day. (Not sure quite how tall but I'll get that measurement soon... As soon as they stand still long enough.)
They are both working on their two syllable words. Sam has quite a few but today added 'wheel.' Rachel has recently added dirty, and crakuh. And they both sound like they're trying to string several words together at times: eegohi = I got it is the most common, ahdohn = all done is second.
They are both super huggy although they seem to want to climb me more than sit on my lap. The best game they have going is to run around the house and every time they pass me, they run into my arms. It takes great skill on my side to avoid getting a broken nose or losing my front teeth in the process!
They are learning to share more every day, which is inevitable with twins. I have to say I'm impressed with the strides they've made in just the past two weeks. I didn't expect this concept to sink in for a while yet... And their willingness to do so is increasing... I think Rachel is actually a bit better than Sam right now.
We celebrated my and my Mom's birthdays in July and we also went for our first ever family bike ride. We made it all the way to Matticks' farm for ice cream. The kids were adorable in their great big helmets and didn't complain about them at all... perhaps because Mommy and Daddy were both wearing them too. I managed to get there and back trailing both kids, about 80lbs. It was tough but I'm really proud that I did it. Next time Andrew can do it!
We had family visiting for the past 2 weeks and it gave me the opportunity to experience the dream of having my twins sleep in the same room. Funny how dreams can become nightmares. :( Seriously, it was awful. We were all up 2 or 3 times every single night. And getting to sleep in the evening would take hours! So that dream has been layed to rest indefinitely and Rachel will get her very own girly room which I'm now determined to decorate appropriately so it's not just a spare room with a crib in it.
We are about to embark on our first ever family vacation which I'm very excited about! I have very simple expectations for the trip and it's only a week long. We'll go to the beach, swim in the lake, play in the playground, and nap and sleep and eat. That's it! Maybe we'll manage some bike rides if we need some adventure.
I will post again soon with pictures!