Monday, January 11, 2010

Breakfast Smoothie, Two Ways

Lola and Jackson approach life very differently. Any of you who know us can testify to how different they are. So it's kinda fun to give them both the same item or task and see how they handle it. A fun little family experiment. Here's what happened when I gave them each a cup of smoothie and a spoon for breakfast:

She ate her smoothie neatly with her spoon and barely had to be wiped off after breakfast.
And Jackson:

And notice that Jackson carries a collection of toys and other precious things with him everywhere he goes, even to the table at mealtime:

It's really fun to watch my kids becoming who they are.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Two Cute

Sometimes having 2 toddlers can be a challenge. There are twice as many tantrums, twice as many tears about lost blankets, special toys and sippy cups, and twice as many strong opinions about exactly how many pieces a banana should be cut into before being served. There are twice as many children to argue with about how much ketchup should accompany a serving of chicken. And there are 4 tiny missing shoes to find every time you leave the house instead of 2.

But there are also times when having twin toddlers is just so absolutely adorable that I can't imagine ever having just one!

To fully appreciate the absolute adorable-ness of this picture you must know that they got their books and onto the chair together all by themselves. I was in the kitchen and looked up to find out why it was so quiet. This is what I saw, Lola and Jack enjoying some side by side story time: