The girls have been… HYPER, lately. I wish we could harness their energy and use it to reduce our electric bill.
While they’re very enthusiastic little varmints, they sure don’t talk that much. They can only say a handful of words, and they’re those words that only a parent can translate. As twins, it seems almost everything about them is polar opposite, but ironically… their speech is a spot-on mirror-image of each other. They say the exact same 7 (ish) words. As follows:
- ‘mah’ = milk
- ‘whoa-wah’ = whoa
- ‘key’ = blankie
- ‘key’ = icky
- ‘key’= binkie
- ‘key’ = kitty
- ‘poo’ = I have a present for you in my diaper
I know their language is behind, but they’re still in the ‘normal’ range… especially for twins. So I’m not sweating it. Their daddy didn’t talk until he was four, and he sure doesn’t have any problems now!
Oh! And at their 18 month appointment, they weighed the EXACT same… (25 lbs 7 oz). Which is crazy since they’re built so differently. Adelyn is very tall and small-boned, and Paisley is solid and not as tall (though not short either). They’re SO different!
You are enthusiastically curious about everything. While you can’t say the actual words, you know what EVERYTHING is called. You like to be the center of attention and love to perform, like your pops. Your favorite animal in your books is the goat, and when you try to make a goat sound… you get all red and stiff and sound like you’re trying to push out a big one. You are fascinated with my tongue, and want me to stick it out all the time so you can touch it. And when you do, you shiver and say Icky! You’re happy almost all the time, but do hold first place for your tantrum-throwing efforts. They are very occasional, but when they do happen, they’re intense… and you get ignored! You are completely potty trained (except for sleep time) and haven’t had an accident since day-2 of potty-training! You don’t need to be reminded; you just grab your crotch and say ‘Pah Pah’ when you have to go. You even poop on the toilet like it’s your J.O.B. I’m aware of what an unusual blessing this is, and I’m SO thankful that you’re such a smart little rascal. I hope you teach Delly your new skill so I don’t have to. You’re such a sweet girl; and while you may look like me, I think you have daddy’s spirit for sure. We love you times a million!
You’ve turned into such a nurturing and loving little gal. You love to take care of your sissy and bring her things you think she might want. You tend to sit back and soak in information, without being in the lime-light. You’re more animated when your sister is sleeping, which I find very curious. It makes me wonder if your true personality comes out when you’re not being overshadowed by your wild sis. I wish I knew how to help your personality flourish when you are together. Your favorite pastime is pushing or dragging objects (like a laundry basket, dining chair, or toys) through the house. Sometimes you even like to give your blankie a ride. We often find you quietly sitting on the heat register when the furnace is running. You love to dance as soon as you hear music or rhythm of any kind, including daddy’s beat-boxing efforts. You enjoy looking out the window at Reuben and the kitties. You love to give kisses and hugs, but also find enjoyment in testing your limits. You give a fierce death-glare when you’re told ‘NO’ that will bring a grown man to his knees. You only eat vegetables if they’re on the end of a fork, but don’t have any requirements when it comes to carbs. You’re so independent, and I see myself in you everyday. We love you times a million!