Monday, October 18, 2010

Birthday Fun

Kourtney and Kamryn turned TWO today! I cannot believe how the time has flown by. It seems like yesterday that I was (still) laying in the bed waiting for them to arrive. Life is certainly crazier these days. Kourtney and Kamryn continue to amaze us - they show absolutely not signs of any effects from TTTS. It is truly a miracle - God has big plans for them one day. They talk a mile a minute - picking up new phrases from their sisters everyday. They ask a bazillion questions (mostly the same one over and over and over and over . . .). They love to play babies and push them in strollers all over. They pretend to vacuum, iron, cook, change diapers and feed their babies. They are NEVER without a purse. They usually have sunglasses, a phone and some kind of play money in the purse. Oh . . . and silly bands! Wonder where two year olds learned about silly bands? You can often find them trailing behind me in a store with theri babies and purses. They play great together and can entertain themselvea in the playroom for hours. They love to do puzzles and watch Dora. They love to play outside in their little cars or swing. And they love to jump on the trampoline. They still sleep together in a single crib and they play for about 30 minutes every night before finally falling asleep.

While they are similar in many ways, they are also very different. Kourtney is a morning eater - she loves breakfast - cheese grits, muffins, pancakes, waffles. But by lunchtime she is fading and by dinner she doesn't eat very much at all. Kam, on the other hand, doesn't eat too much breakfast and gets warmed up by lunch finishing off with a great dinner. Kam is outgoing and much friendlier while Kourt is shy and more reserved. Kam is generally louder that Kourt - her voice, her cries, her singing. While they both can be stubborn, Kam is up front and in your face about it while Kourt is a silent stubborn. Kam has better gross motor skills while Kourt has better fine motor skills - she loves to "color" with a pencil or pen but she also like to play ball. Kourtney follows directions better but they are both great helper - getting diaper, clothes, shoes and toys for each other.

We had quite a week celebrating their birthday - Grandmother Mickey and Aunt Lois came down last weekend so we had their party then. We enjoyed spending time with them and they loved seeing all the kids. We did some tailgating both weekends and finished today off with more cake and a few more presents.

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