Friday, June 18, 2010

Drowning in cuteness

Whew! It's hard to blog lately. It's also hard to shower, eat, and get to the bathroom. At 10 weeks old, the twins are at a difficult in-between stage where they are awake for significant periods during the day, but they can't use their hands for playing (currently they are being used for staring cross-eyed at and bonking themselves in the face). Entertaining them both is quite a challenge. If they are awake at the same time, the entire house is at a stand-still. If it's one at a time, then I never get a break because one twin wakes up just as the other falls asleep again. I'm not complaining, though. If I'm going to drown, drowning in cuteness is the way to go.

Not to be outdone, Bean has been upping the cuteness factor lately as well. He's 27 months, for those of you keeping track, and he is talking up a storm in full sentences. Sometimes I forget how young he is, because he speaks so maturely. And he's very particular about words: don't call his baseball glove a "mitt" or you'll be corrected, and he is a "big boy" but not any other sort of boy, such as a good one, smart one, etc. He still maintains a healthy love of sports, he is always asking for one of us to play football, basketball, baseball, or soccer with him -- and he'll show you exactly the spot where you need to stand. My favorite development is his imaginary play. He will reenact scenes from his favorite movies (Cars, Toy Story), or imitate things that my Mom and I do, such as shopping or caring for the babies. Bean will push one of my old Cabbage Patch Kids (which he calls by my first name) around the house in a doll stroller. He will announce that his baby is crying, and then he'll pick the doll up, nurse it ("Baby needs Bean milkies"), and burp it. It is so tender and sweet that I was fighting back tears watching him the other day. He is growing into such a thoughtful boy -- he brought home a strawberry smoothie yesterday from our mommy/Bean date, and he went over to his Grandma and asked if she wanted a sip. I couldn't be more proud of him, I'm a lucky mama.

Also heard around our house in the past week:

"It's like trying to put pants on a frog." -Grandpa, on dressing the twins

"This is like a little date for us!" -DH, rushing me to urgent care with blood gushing out of a bad finger wound while the boys stayed home with their grandparents

"To affinity, and a blonde!" -Buzz Lightyear Bean


And now for the real reason you clicked on my blog today... pictures!


Random shots of the bebes. Can you identify Twin A...


...versus Peanut (Twin B)?




I'm violating about six safe-sleeping rules for infants here. But wook at those wittle baby jeans!!! Awwww!!!


We went to Lincoln Park with some friends. It was l.i.t.e.r.a.l.l.y. the only day in the past three weeks I could convince Bean not to wear his Buzz Lightyear t-shirt.


One of my girls boys enjoyed a nap in the warm sun.


Bean ate a corn chip while Bumpa pushed him on the swing. He found this HI-LAR-IOUS.


I'll let you guess whose head is the 25th percentile and whose is in the 75th. They are both very sweet though, doncha think?


We went to a toddler/preschooler cooking playdate hosted by the MOMS Club. Bean was thrilled to wear his "White-A-Queen" (aka Lightning McQueen) apron.


He was SOOO cute mixing the guacamole and making the quesadilla, very focused and carefully following all directions. My little Top Chef. At this rate I really will be able to realize my lifetime goal of not learning to cook, ever.


The best part: sampling the finished product.


On Friday, Bean painted his very own pet rock. It's nice to have at least one pet at home that doesn't pee on the floor and bark at neighborhood kindergarteners.


The look and precision of a true ar-TEEST.



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17 comments:

Kristina P. said...

Their facial expressions are hilarious!

MrsSpock said...

I love the surprised over-the-shoulder pose.

Hollyween said...

Holy cute babies! They are growing like weeds (but a lot cuter than weeds).

I can't believe it's ben 10 weeks. Seriously, the teeny tiny stage should really last longer than 3 weeks, don't you think?

E said...

They are so cute. You seriously need to write a super mom handbook ;)

Gerardine Baugh said...

Those eyes, so sweet! Your children are so beautiful! Enjoy your summer; you made my day with your pictures. I can’t stop smiling.
Gerardine

strongblonde said...

this is a fun age, though...just look at those expressions!!! and i agree about the handbook! you're doing WAY more than i thought about and you have another kid!! :)

Allison said...

I can't wait to get my hands on those babies!!!

Anonymous said...

Keep the pictures coming! I just don't know when you have time to post them! We think about all of you ALL the time. It's awesome that they babies are doing SO well, and Danny too...must be all the love in the house! Love, Aunt Lynn

Nicky said...

Gorgeous photos!

You really got me with the "This is like a little date for us!" quote. That's what S and I have been saying when we go to prenatal appointments together.

Michelle said...

I know I can always get my cuteness fix from you.

My nephew is so into Buzz lightyear. His birthday is coming up and that is all he says he wants. That is huge news for Buzz to over take trains I think pigs are flying past my window as we speak.

Jingle said...

they are growing so fast,
lovely twins,
it is hard for you to hold both of them at the same time...

hope that you have a restful day!

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simply click on my name, there are slightly different posts in my other account...
welcome for a visit.

Leah Rubin said...

You know, some people just say it, but in your case it's true-- you really ARE drowning in cuteness! Your pictures are fabulous, which means those boys are, too! Enjoy!

And my 3-year old grandson won't stop wearing his Toy Story shirt either! It's a riot-- and sweet!

Jingle said...

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Did I give you these?
Happy Weekend!
;)

Coffeegrljp said...

What adorable-ness! I'm so glad to hear that you all continue to thrive. Wish I could have made it to see you all in person before Sweet Pea arrived but we'll reconnect one of these days! My daughter, by the way, has learned very well - cupcakes are her favorite treat! Luckily Grampa is in town and treated us all to some sugary goodness this week!

WiseGuy said...

Eh...Twin A has more pronounces eyebrows than Twin B? If I am wrong, just assume that I was half-asleep when I noted that down...

Pictures are great, and I love the whole pet-rock painting thing....

Furrow said...

*gasp*! CAn't breathe.... too... much...cuteness!