Thursday, February 7, 2013


My babies are TWO....well they turned two on Jan. 22.  Just a little behind on their two year post.  To say I have been busy is an understatement.  If they are awake, they are on the move.  They have turned into little people.  They talk up a storm and are learning so much every day.  I am amazed at the things they remember and words/sentences they are saying.  I still have to pinch myself.  They are my life.  It's hard to imagine life before them... well, I probably slept a lot more, but who is keeping up with that?!

The second year of their life is by far harder than their first.  BUT we have so much fun.  I love watching them interact together, play with their friends and watch them grow.  We stay busy by going to the gym (they love gym daycare), Children's Museum, play dates with their friends, kicking the ball outside and running around the house with Daddy.

They have so much personality.  Claire is very outgoing and loves to show off all her tricks.  She likes to sing songs and dance.  She is the Mother hen in their "school" classroom.  She is a rule follower (for the most part) and will tell on Max when he is doing something he is not supposed to be doing.  She talks up a storm and has a pretty large vocabulary and can say a lot of 3, 4 and 5 word sentences.
Claire is very opinionated and always speaks her mind.  She likes to pick out her clothes in the morning and her pjs at night.  LOVES shoes, especially her red patent leather pair!  She is a great eater and will try most anything. Her favorite foods are cheese, eggs and "pastas" and also loves raisins, apples and most fruits.  I've been pretty strict about juice and a lot of sugary foods.  I still have not bought juice, yet they have had it a few times at a birthday party.  I'm going to keep up with water and milk as long as I can :)
She is a mini me.  At least once a day she says, "look, Mommy". I turn around and she is sitting or holding her hands just like me.   She is a Mama's girl.  They fight over sitting in my lap every morning or who I hold first at night when we sing our songs.  Flattering, but I wish it didn't lead to fights :)
The Wiggles and Sesame Street - however still only watches a few minutes here and there.  Singing, dancing, running around the house/outside with Daddy, coloring,  and spending time with her friends (Favorite song is Brown Squirrel)
She adores all her Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles and cousins and loves to look at their pictures.
Most of the time she is a good girl.  She is a typical two year old with the normal tantrums.  I adore and love her so much!
She can count to seven, knows her colors and is starting to learn her ABC's.  I recognize a few letters out of the whole song.

Max and Claire are best friends.  They always want to know where the other is and don't like to be too far way.  My favorite is how they adress each other.  Recently, Max only refers to Claire as "Claire Bear" and Claire calls Max, "Max Brother"  It is so cute to hear.  I love their conversations with each other.  They play well most of the time except when it comes to sharing certain toys or Mommy!  Recently they have both being saying, "My Mommy", "My turn", "mine"....It's like all the sudden they turned two and learned "mine" :)  Both enjoy reading.  Their favorite book is, I want my hat back.  It is a great book!

Their sleep patterns are so-so.  They are early risers, but take a great afternoon nap.  Normal schedule is 7:15pm-5:30am with a 2.5-3 hr afternoon nap.  

Buds is my little snuggle bug.  No question he is a Mama's boy and our shy one.  It takes him quite a while to warm up to new people and places.  Even though we go to The Children's Museum every Monday for Busy Bees (singing/daning in a circle with other kids/parents), he insists I hold him or he sits on my lap.  Occasionally, he will participate in the last song or two.  He LOVES his sister.  We have been having a rough time with tantrums and hitting/pushing Claire... today he bit her.
He's not the best eater.  You would think he ate a lot and often bc he is SO big, but he is extremely picky and rarely will even try things.  The only way I can get him to eat veggies is by making a spinach and fruit smoothie.  He loves squeeze pouches, but will turn his nose up at green veggies.  I have tried to cook different ways, but as soon as he sees it, he turns it away.  He loves oatmeal, peanut butter, bananas, oranges, avocado, apples/pears and pizza.
Max's vocabulary has really grown in the past few weeks.  He is saying a lot of new words and 3-4 word sentences.  He is very good at puzzles and putting things together.  He can count to six, knows his colors and is starting to learn ABCs.
Running fast, jumping, listening to music and dancing and playing outside.  He loves playing with cars and trucks, puzzles and coloring.  Enjoys The Wiggles and Sesame Street.  Loves Bananas and his milk!  {I} love that he twirls his hair when he is tired! He loves his grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins.  Love this sweet boy to pieces!

They both also love their lovies aka "bunny" and their pacis aka "boppy". I swore I was taking them away when they were two....but that has yet to happen.  I'm really going to start trying to make them keep it in the bed only- soon!


  1. They have gotten so big. I was glad to read you thought year two was harder than one. I remember so many people telling me with twins if you just make it through the first year you will survive. The first year was a breeze but 13 months hit and I felt life with two littles got a lot harder. It is fun but also very crazy with two!

  2. Yes! year two is harder than year one! But, like you said, so much fun!

    I found myself relating to so much of what you wrote. Claire is so much like my Emily and Max like Drew! Emily calls her brother, "Drew Bear"! love it!

    I think it's great that you have recorded so much about them at this particular age. They change so quickly and time moves so fast!

    PS_Thanks for reminding me to write my letters to the Babies! It's been too long!