Happy Monday! Can you believe another one has rolled around? Speaking of rolling around, Miss Evangelyn Rose accomplished yet another milestone just last night: rolling over from belly to back! Now Tamsie has apparently been performing this little trick for her dad for quite some time, because I just saw her do it last week and he seemed rather unimpressed and informed me nonchalantly that she has been doing that for a while now. Well, now Evie has joined the elite "we-can-now-roll-over-when-we're-in-the-mood-to" club. (The key words here are "when we're in the mood to" - which, of course, is not always the case!) In my estimation, it's pretty noteworthy that they're doing this, considering they're only about 2 months old from an adjusted-age standpoint. Go Twinnies!
Something truly unfortunate has happened to both mobiles this weekend: they just up and broke. Now the girls look up at them expectantly and enjoy the only 10 seconds of excitement they can get out of these contraptions before they just sllloooow down and ... s t o p ... altogether. Then the girls burst out in tears. Very sad. I've considered making a video of the whole tragic affair and sending it to the mobile company so they can see first-hand how devastating it is when their products break. And so they can send us nice new ones.
|The bird dangling at the top of this pic is part of one defective mobile.|
This weekend we had the distinct pleasure of hosting a visit from Royal Burmar herself, as well as my dear Dad. There was a lot of this going on:
|I think she likes them!|
They arrived in the 'Ville on Friday night and watched the girls for us so we could go out on a Valentine's date, which was fabulous, by the way. Then Saturday we all went out for lunch, and my parents got their first taste of what it is like to take twin babies out in public. As soon as we walked into the restaurant, there was a collective "Awwww!! Twins!" followed by the onslaught of the usual questions and comments: what are their names, how old are they, are they identical, they are sooo small, they are sooo cute, etc.
|One of the best parts of having parents come to town is putting them to work! ;)|
A few episodes that stand out from our mall visit:
- I wanted to take pictures to record their first trip to the mall, but the whole thing was so circus-like what with escorting the
|Here are Mom and the girls visiting one of the friends I made at Motherhood Maternity back when I had to shop there in my prego state!|
|The girls, who managed to stay awake to take in everything around them the whole time. They were wearing little blue jeans, but we had them covered up in blankets since it was so chilly in the mall.|
- At one point, a group of women for whom English was obviously not the first language even came up to us and asked us how old the girls were and what they weighed.
- One lady who was on the phone saw us walk by and said to whomever she was talking, "There are twins at the mall!!!"
- We did meet a sweet old man who loved seeing the girls.
- It never fails that, regardless of how girly they look or how much pink they're wearing, someone always asks whether they're boy-girl twins. Umm, seriously?!
Sadly for the girls, we did not leave the mall that day with anything directly for them. In fact, what we went for was actually quite boring, but very much reflective of our lives right now:
By the way, I tried Tamsie in a 0-3 month outfit for the first time this morning just to see what would happen:
We loved having my parents come visit. We also loved getting to see our friend Diana on Thursday night! She came and brought dinner, and it was so wonderful getting to catch up with her.
That's it for today's weekend update! I'll leave you with this sweet (but blurry) picture of Evie's cute little post-dinnertime smile: