Thursday, June 3, 2010
Looky looky we've kept the girls alive and healthy for 17 months! Despite doubts I had that I could do it when I carried their tiny little bodies out of the hospital at 7 days old and just over 5 pounds!
We're creeping up on a year and a half and the biggest changes I see daily are in their vocabulary. They learn two - three new words a day and it's so strange when they point and ask what something is to tell them and then a few days later have them ask for it by name. It's also strange to see how big they are and watch them run, jump and tackle each other like little humans! When did that happen?
They've gotten good about eating again so that's a nice relief. Adia's current obsession is tofu - curried, with pesto, in asian dishes, whatever! She loves the stuff. Rasa loves noodles! Noonals as she calls them. "Mooooore noonals!" she says. They love citrus fruits like grapefruit, lemons and oranges and will eat one entire box of strawberries in about ten minutes! Watermelon is something new we had this week and they of course loved it, what kid doesn't?
Both girls love playing with other kids. They like strangers (is that a good thing or not?) and wave and say HI!. Adia likes a lot of attention and she'll make sure you notice her. Rasa is silly and playful and loves big kids the best. Their best friend is an almost two year old named Connor that they met in school. Connor's Mom, Sarah, and I have been getting together every week since school let out and we all have a really good time.
The girls love each other - I know I write that every month but each month they grow more affectionate. They do fight, don't get me wrong and when they do we all take a break, sit down (I check for owies) and then apologize which currently consists of hugs and kisses. It works! Both girls walk away very happy despite screaming in tears moments before.
Adia feeding Rasa strawberries:
Animals are big for both girls now. "Da Burds! Da Burds" is what we hear every time we see a bird. Bunnies are huge now, but they're known as Bitties. The neighbors have puppies and the girls run to the door every time they hear them bark (our dogs are old news). They get to play with them a couple times a week and it makes their night.
Royce and I celebrated NINE years of marriage yesterday! As his cousin Amy pointed out, nine years of marriage (16.5 years together) and two beautiful girls all because two people fell in love. Nicely put!
“It is the nature of the child to be dependent, and it is the nature of dependence to be outgrown. Begrudging dependency because it is not independence is like begrudging winter because it is not yet spring. Dependency blossoms into independence in its own time.” - Peggy O’Mara