(Tamsie's on the left and Evie's on the right:)
Dear Tamsie and Evangelyn,
In the past four months, you have already brought such incredible joy to our lives! It's so exciting to watch you grow and develop each day, and we are thrilled to be your parents! :) When we take you out, you are always the center of attention wherever you go, and everyone loves to ask questions about you. Little kids in particular always say something like, "Look, Mom! Babies!!" and it's just so cute. When people ask your age, they're shocked when we tell them you're four months old, because you're still so small - but both of you are getting bigger all the time! As of a couple of weeks ago, Tamsie, you were 8 lbs 6 oz, and Evie, you were 7 lb 10 oz. We can't wait until you get weighed at the pediatrician's office on Wednesday at your 4-month check-up so we can see how big you really are now! You are definitely big enough that your mom's back hurts at the end of each day from picking you up so much! ;)
(this is Tamsie:)
Tamsie and bear:
(Evie demonstrating her famous raised-eyebrow-and-Elvis-lip:)
During playtime you like to play on your mat with the star that plays music and all the dangly toys, which you love to swipe at. You love your bouncy seats, but sometimes you get frustrated because your little arms aren't long enough to hit all the toys - so sometimes your dad or I have to come help you out a little bit. You are also obsessed with your swings, which have mobiles above your heads. Whenever you get a little fussy, all I have to do is put you in your swings and turn on music and the mobiles, and you calm right down... and often fall right asleep! You LOVE the mobiles on your cribs too, and you kick your legs and flap your arms around when you hear music. (Future dancers like Mom, of course! ;) You still have a passion for the ceiling fan, which you love to watch, and you also like to watch TV when it's on. I printed out some black and white pictures for you a few days ago, and you love to sit in your Bumbo seats and study them. I read to you when your attention spans will allow it, but you're not always feeling it just yet. You love it when I sing to you. Tummy time is currently a bit of a struggle (and results in some tears), but you're getting stronger, and both of you have good head and neck control.
We love you so much, and we can't wait to keep watching and loving you as you continue to grow!
P.S. - Here are some funny outtakes from our photo session today! (BTW - now I have a renewed appreciation for baby photographers! They are NOT easy to photograph!)