Happy sixteen month birthday, twins!
Some words you can say:
"up and down"
You understand a whole lot more than that, but those are words that either one or both of you says regularly.
Some things you love:
the sound of a chainsaw (Found this out over the weekend when work was being done on the deck. You would squeal with delight when the chainsaw was fired up and beg for more when it was turned off.)
the sound of the garbage disposal
play food (Riley loves the peas, Maddie loves to make sandwiches with the bread on the inside)
taking things in an out of kitchen drawers
your cribs, including your snuggly blankets and loveys
baths (except for the hairwashing part)
your friends and caretakers at "school" (aka daycare)
riding in the car
the song "Baby Beluga"
my cell phone and keys
chasing each other around like crazy freaks after bath
sitting on my lap
putting your hands in the Diaper Champ (Why? Why?)
shoes and handbags (Maddie)
riding in the car
Some things you don't like very much:
strangers, especially men
loud laughter (other than your own)
being told "no"
having crumbs or other crud on your hands
being hungry and/or tired
It's hard for me to come up with things you don't like. That's cool. Unless you're tired, you're pretty easygoing, although you get overwhelmed when lots of people are around. Who can blame you?
You wear size 18m clothes. You have beautiful, big baby bellies. Riley, you like to get up too early (5:30 is too early!) Maddie, you'd sleep all day if I let you. When I say, "Nap," you run to your crib with glee. Riley, when I drop you off at school, you shut the door behind me as I leave. I'm so happy you are comfortable and well taken care of there.
I'm tired a lot, and life has been emotional for me lately. Sometimes I take that out on you. I'm sorry. But I try to tell you many times each day how much I love you, because I do.
Happy sixteen month birthday! I know your daddy is so proud of you, and so am I.