Sunday, February 10, 2013

3 Months!

Gus and Greta are 3 months old today! They continue to exhaust and delight and confound us. Greta is still very spirited, but she seems to be limiting her spiritedness to the late-afternoon and evening on most days. Sleep is a constant struggle - we have had a couple of nights where Greta has slept through the night but Gus is continuing his late-night grunting spells so no one can really enjoy Greta's accomplishment except Greta. Luckily we usually get about a 4-5 hour stretch before everything unravels - that is definitely an improvement over a month ago! Both babies are smiling and "talking" up a storm. These heart melting moments make the sleep deprivation seem worth it.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Faces of Greta

Hats on babies - is there anything cuter? Judging from the enormous basket of baby hats we have accumulated as gifts from our generous and talented friends,  I think the answer is no. One of these days we need to do a photo shoot to make sure we document all of the adorableness. Thanks everyone for keeping my little baldies warm this winter! (Pretty sure this one came from Brita and Cora.)

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

It's still going on

We had more helpful visitors over the weekend in the form of experienced twin-handlers Matt and Yavonne plus their kids. Last time I saw Yavonne she pointed out that when Gus and Greta are in Kindergarten, their oldest son Kennedy will be joining us at the bar. That is CRAZY!

I remember spending weekends with them when their twins were toddlers, and by the time we got in the car to drive home our ears would be ringing from all the noise in their house - it just seemed to us like utter chaos and nonstop crying. We'd get about halfway home; the headache would start to subside and Eric would look at me and say "It's still going on, you know." This would be an ongoing joke for us - Eric loved to remind me during random quiet moments that "It's still going on."

I'm sure we sent the Gilberts home with some headaches of their own this weekend. Meanwhile at our house, it's still going on. I guess this is our comeuppance for all the fun we've made of them over the years.

 Kennedy and Maddy hitting it off with Gus.

 Jackson LOVES babies. How many 12-year old boys do you know who would admit this?

 Our Superbowl party was off the hook!

We made sure to bathe before the Gilberts arrived! I think that is the first time all four of us have smelled good at the same time. 

  Never smiling at the same time...