Thursday, September 19, 2013

20 months!

Connor and Chloe are 20 months old today!
And can you believe I got a picture with them sitting together and looking at me?! It was definitely a challenge but luckily I found a place in the yard we haven't been before and they were all about sitting on this rock.
And these two are so unpredictable...Chloe used to be the child that sat and posed for the camera and Connor was running around, ignoring my commands playful voice asking for a cute picture.
 But last night, it was the opposite. Chloe was too busy to let me take her picture and Connor was my little ham.
28 pounds
Wears 24 month - 2T clothes
He loves trucks, tractors, airplanes, boats, helicopters, and motorcycles and yells out when he sees any of these. He has names one of his trucks "Daddy's Truck!" and we're not sure why.
He loves running and jumping and playing Ring Around the Rosie.
He loves "Cows!" and "Puppies!" and "Turtles!" and yes, he yells when he sees any of these.
He loves Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Jake, Octonauts, Little Einsteins, and Henry Hugglemonster. Movies he loves are Cars, Toy Story, and Nemo.
If you ask him what color something is, he will reply with "Yellow!" about 97% of the time. But when you tell him the correct color, he will repeat what you say and smile, like he is saying "oh, ok got it".
He calls Chloe by her name now and can say it pretty well.
David will ask him "Are you a Momma's boy or a Daddy's boy?" and he will look at me and say "Momma's boy" and smile.
My most favorite thing about Connor right now: He says "wuv you" when we tell him we love him.
22 pounds
Wears 12-18 month clothes
She loves Fisher Price Little People toys. I love seeing her imagination starting to form. She will set all of her Little People out in a row and then pick them up and move them somewhere else. The other day I was watching her play and she was saying "1, 2, 3!" and then making a little person jump up and down. We even had to take her purse to the store with us the other day so she could carry her little people in it.
She loves her blankie and binkies right now. I think maybe because she has been sick or getting more teeth.
Her most favorite thing to do is watch tv. She is obsessed and her favorites are Mickey, Doc, Sofia, Little Einsteins, Henry, and Octonauts.
Her favorite movie is Nemo and when she wants to watch it she says "watch Dory". I think we've watched it 5 times in the last week.
She is talking so much now, and even in sentences! She also repeats everything and we have started spelling things out that we don't want her to understand!
I guess she was done taking pictures because here she kept saying "I going. I going." and was walking away from me.
My favorite thing about Chloe right now: She gives the best hugs. She wraps both of her arms around me and squeezes as tight as she can.
They are starting to play together a little bit better. They still have their moments of stealing toys or fighting for my attention (ok, we still have a lot of those moments).
Playing Ring Around the Rosie:
They are both really picky eaters (they won't even eat PB&J!), and dinnertime stresses me out!
We've taken the baby gates down and they are up and down the stairs all the time now. The newness of it is slowly wearing off and they are going up there less and less, but they've got the hang of it and I feel ok with letting them do up and down on their own without me watching their every move. This means we were able to move most of the toys out of the living room and up to the playroom!
We are fully in the toddler stage now and it's a learning process every day.  I struggle with trying to juggle every day life with 2 very different toddlers.  We have our hard moments where they both want me to hold them or comfort them or where I'm trying to wrangle both of them into the bathtub or out to the car.  But the sweet moments of cuddling on the couch with one on each side of me, double the hugs and kisses every night before bed, and hearing both of them tell me they love me definitely out weigh all of those hard moments. 
Even though I may cry in frustration and feel like I'm failing (when I can't figure out what they want to eat for dinner!), I'm so very thankful for these sweet faces and I wouldn't change a thing.


  1. I love all the photos! My boy-girl twins are 4 years old now. I remember how fun this age was, but yes it's a lot of work and so tiring, too. Feeding gets easier, just as a challenging new stage comes along!!:) Have a great weekend! --Linda @

  2. Your twins are adorable. I can't wait to start following your blog. My best friend has 18 month old identical (mono)twin boys. They are so much fun, and lots of work! Even though they look very similar, and strangers can't tell them apart, they have very different personalities. Your babies sound like they are a little further along in their language development, but the eating thing is exactly the same! We never know from day to day what they might eat. She always offers healthy choices, and has been known to cry when after one taste, she sees the food flying across the room. I just try to encourage her and let her know they will eat well someday! (right?)
    It'll be so fun to follow your journey. Looks like your are very blessed

  3. Hi! Stopping by from Kelly's Korner! I am also a mom of b/g twins. Max and Claire will be 3 in January. Your little(big) guy looks like mine - in size! Most people think they are a year apart! Look forward to following a long!