Friday, March 22, 2013

Tall Genes

We just had the twins 9 month check-up yesterday and they are growing.  The Dr said "looks like Daddy's genes are kicking in!"  A few stats:

- Franklin is 75% for height
- Ella is 90th% for height


Ella broke her first two teeth about 2 weeks ago and is looking like such a toddler.  Franklin broke his two top teeth in around the same time.  It's true, their baby faces are now quickly fading as their new little looks emerge along with glowing personalities.

Ella wants nothing but Franklin to play with her. She laughs, giggles, and is all smiles when he is nearby.  He on the other hand is somewhat disinterested in her, but just recently he's figured out that she is there and can make him laugh.  I'm storing up these memories in my mind among the countless iphotos on my phone.  So glad I have the afternoons with my babies.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

A Post about a Girl

Where to begin? Our sweet Miss Elizabeth Jane (affectionately known as Ellerbee - or Bee) in our home has just transformed into a grown up infant/toddler before our very eyes. This dear girl came out just 4.5 lbs. and has blossomed into an independent spitfire! I love every bit of it!

Her smiles lights up the room.  When I walk into the house she lets out an audible Hi and was the first to say Mama! She knows how to entertain herself, and we truly believe she has an imaginary world that she plays in, complete with friends. To watch her get lost and swept up into playtime is such a joy!

Bee can make herself laugh, and laughs when we sing and dance.  She is stubborn - not like her mom and dad are or anything and so very determined.  She is a creature of habit and doesn't want to go to bed without that big, pink fluffy fleece blanket.  She observes the world around her, and then wants to do it herself.

She is absolutely beautiful - not that we are biased.  She wrinkles her nose when she giggles, and has doe-like eyes that we can just get lost in.  She loves to sit up and twist around on her own.  She sits up so straight, looking so grown up. Her and Brother are so different, there is no comparison and it makes us love each of them even more in their own unique way.

There are times she only wants her Mommy or Daddy, and I don't mind that one bit.  To my darling independent, make my heart melt daughter - I love you to the moon and back my little Bee! 

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

A Post About a Boy

To my sunshine.  I've decided to devote one post to Franklin and another to Ella.

You are my tender hearted boy.  All smiles, and cuddles for your Mom and Dad.  You reach up to us, longing to be held, wanting to be close.  You twirl at my hair, and touch your father's chin.  You have the softest blue eyes, that everyone comments on.

Your hair is wild. I don't know where to begin.  It stands straight up, and has this wavy body to it.  Selfishly I'm hoping when its long enough they will turn into curls.

You have a round, delightful little body but lately I've noticed how long and lengthy your limbs are getting.  You have a sweetheart of a smile, and contagious laughter.  You love to be kissed on.

You are rolling all over the place, across the room, and even into things.  You are resilient and don't really cry if you fall over from sitting, but you'll cry if Mom and Dad are out of the room for too long.

You fall asleep easily, and sleep hard.  When you wake up from a nap your cheeks are blushed and you smile and laugh.  You love food, and we know its getting close to dinner time when you are getting a bit needy and ready to munch.

You have such a sweet nature. I pray each day that you may always have that tender and compassionate spirit.

Thank you Franklin for being my sunshine.  And for all those cuddles, of those cuddles are so good for the soul.