The Joy of Twins

As I was holding both Jared and RIley this morning, I was thinking about how lucky I was to have them and how much joy they bring into my life. Not a day goes by that I do not thank God for giving us these babies. Aidan asked me this morning were the twins came from. I told him “They were a gift from God.” I also told him that he was gift from God and so where Talia and Kayli and that that was why all you are so very special.

Anyway, back to today’s topic! As I was holding J&R they were looking at each other and just laughing. They were both so happy! It gave me such joy to just sit there and hold them and watch them giggling together. Ya, they are a lot of work, but they are so much fun to watch too. Some of the things they come up with are so funny!

The other day when we were eating lunch, they decided that stuffing raisins in their ears would be a fun thing to do. I’m not sure who came up with idea first, but when I walked into the kitchen they both had raisins all in their ears. They seemed to think it was just a riot too! They are always getting ideas from each other like that.

Yesterday after I changed their diapers, Jared decided that the wipe box made a great step. He kept stepping up on it, then down, then up again. Riley saw him doing it and wanted to step on it too. They ended up fighting over who would get to stand on it. Meanwhile, I’m sitting there watching it all wondering why I bother to buy them toys.

Another thing they like to do that they picked up from the older kids is to come up to you and say “boo!” then run away. It is so cute! They will take turns running up, looking you in the face and then go “boo!”. The standard response is “Oh! You scared me!” They then laugh and run away and the other one comes up and does it.

Although they do fight, they are often so sweet to each other. One or the other of them will often pick up both of their blankets and take their brother his. They do the same thing with their teddy bears, balls and other toys. I’ve also seen them come up and try to comfort their twin when he is crying. It is just so adorable to watch them interact like that.