It's about time for an update on the twins! I'm finding it difficult to keep up with this blog now that there are 3 children to update on and chat about, and of course I want to give them all the proper "writing" attention they deserve. ;-)
The twins have adjusted beautifully to the addition of Mason. It was a little scary at first, for me mostly, just not knowing how they would react or how they would manage with a little less attention. But, as expected, they did fine and still are. I guess it's different with them, since there has always been two of them. They have always known what it feels like to have to share mom and dad, and have always known what it's like to not have full attention on either of them at once, so the addition of a new baby and having less one on one time wasn't a big surprise to them, which is great. They have zero resentment towards Mason, and love on him all they can. The first thing Merasia says when she wakes up every morning is "Baby? Baby?" As soon as they see Mason in the morning, they run to him and give him kisses and hugs and say "Hi baby! Hello baby!" They know they can hold him if they sit on the couch, so they always do that and reach their arms out and ask to hold him. They are the best big brother and big sister!
These kids amaze me every second. They are like mini adults. They are so helpful around the house already! Makes me think chore assignments won't be that difficult in a few more years... ;-) When they get their diapers changed, they get up, grab their dirty diaper, and throw them in the trash. If they find trash on the floor (napkins, pieces of snack from them, etc.) they pick it up and throw it away. They dump their plates in the trash can when they are finished eating, and then out them in the sink and ask to be picked up to wash their hands and face in the sink. They ask for their coats when they know it's time to go out to play or when we are getting ready to leave somewhere, and say "feet? feet?" when we are getting ready to leave. That's their way of asking to get their shoes on. They pick out which shoes they'd like to wear, and then put them on themselves. None of their shoes tie yet, so they are very easy for them to get on themselves. :-)
When they get hungry, they ask for a "nack" (snack), or say "eat!" They almost always say "peas" (please) when asking for something, and always say "thank you" when they get what they ask for. They even say thank you when we are out at restaurants and the waitress gives them their drink or food or extra eating utensils. The other day, we took them out for their first ice cream cone. They thoroughly enjoyed them to no end, and when we were loaded back up in the van, getting ready to leave, Merasia yelled "mama!" I asked what, and she sweetly replied, "Thank you." It was the sweetest thing! She loved her ice cream so much an even thanked me for it. :-) I almost cried!
They put together full sentences as well, but those are harder to keep track of and sometimes harder to decipher in their toddler lingo. Connor sweetly calls his "girlfriend" Cloey "Co-co" because he can't quite say her name. It's the cutest thing! Merasia lovingly calls Connor "Buddy." I. LOVE. THAT. They ARE buddies, the best of buddies! You hear people talk about the twin bond all the time, but you never really understand it unless you are a twin yourself, or you are a parent of twins and can see their bond firsthand. It's truly an incredible thing to witness every single day.
I find myself in awe of these children every day. It's just amazing to see what new things they will say or do every day, and to continue to help them grow and mature into the little people they are.
And just for good measure...
Mason had zero interest in the ice cream adventure. :-)