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    Its getting so slow around here... I'd love to hear what your twins are up to these days.
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    Abram and Wyatt will be 19mo next week, and keeping me busy. My older kids have been in idaho this week with my inlaws, so I have had a taste of what it will be like when my older kids start school this week. My son starts first grade, so this is my first year with both kids gone all day. Anyhow, the boys are starting to play so well together, its getting more fun (but not much less work lol). This week they have been running around screaming, literally. lol

    Speech is coming along. Abram is more of a talker, he says, "bubble, ball, Blue (as in Blue's clues, his fave!), momma, dadda, tucktuck (on rare occasions), nurse, and a few others I cannot remember. Wyatt says Momma. However, Wyatt is a signing fool! He signs regularly: eat, drink, pear, cat, dog, book, sleep, milk, clean, car, dad, mom, water, baby (his fave sign), ball, bird, chicken, more, and maybe a few others. and can also sign, though usually only when asked: rain, sun, grass, tree, leaf, stop, go, wait, bug, friend, hot, and probably a few more. He of course does not sign them all exactly correct, but it is so adorable. Abram can sign also, but when you ask him he will vigorously shake his head no, for probably 1 minute straight, he does this to lots of things, he really enjoys saying no. lol But he loves our signing time videos and will sign "sign" when he wants to watch them, so cute! He is starting to imitate more signs, his regulars are dog, eat, drink, and car.

    They still are not quite sleeping through the night, but since we cut out their first nap they wake up once or not at all, so much better! They love to play outside, and Abram loves to test the limits. Our yard is not fully fenced and he loves to run to the front yard or neighbors back yard, so I've started bringing him inside after two warnings, he hates that. And boy can he throw a tantrum, throwing things, rolling around on the floor, kicking screaming, etc. He is very spirited about everything though, really a very happy little boy who is very curious and always smiling or giggling. Wyatt is my clingy boy who wants me right in his sight at all times and often comfortable to just sit in my lap, he is scared of any yelling at all (even just raising my voice to call the kids upstairs, etc), and will start crying and clinging to my leg. He likes to be carried everywhere and Bram wants to walk.

    My house is sure never clean still, and I still feel so tired almost every single day, so much laundry with two messy boys and two other kids, I can say I finally feel like my head is above water, that first year I did not, but I wish I could say a little more than that. lol

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    partners in crime. Every time I open the fridge they take a seat, every single time. I feel like I have to sneak in there and quickly close it. lol.
    (Abram on left, Wyatt on right, in both pics)

    and the two boys hanging out during my older ds's track meet
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    Good idea! Maybe lots of us are on summer vacation. It is a bit slow here indeed. I am late in finishing a translation so I can't add much of an update on my pinklets just now. I'll try to get to it soon. Your boys are adorable. I'm amazed at all the signs they know. My niece and nephew, who are the same age as your twins, still only sign a couple of things, most often "more". I love the fridge photo. What cuties!
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    haha! They both started signing a lot this past week! "Bear" is Spark's new favourite, and she growls when she does it lol But her "bear" "bunny" and "butterfly" all look almost the same.

    They are 15 months now.... can't believe it. We finally got them to sleep in the same room, and Spark almost always sleeps through Silas' screams. He's screaming less and less though (thank goodness for mine and robb's ears!)

    Spark is always intent on climbing out of the play area now. I can't keep her in. The problem is, we're 3 days from moving and our place is a packing mess. We're trying to get it all done so we can just let them run around, but it is taking forever. I can't keep her in the play area long enough to pack/clean!

    What else.... Oh, they're intent on not eating meat, our little vegetarians lol They LOVE fruit and so that's mostly what they eat. They like tofu, too, though plain tofu has to be mixed with fruit, but they like the dessert tofu on its own.

    I'm a little worried, speech-wise. Not worried really... just, I know they are behind. They like to babble a lot, but no real words, except for Spark's "kee!" which is kitty. Silas could say "hat" and another one or two words, but he doesn't even say those anymore. I guess we'll just see how it goes

    That's about it. Next up is the 6 day trip to Dawson City.... wish us luck!
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    I still don't have time to actually think about/write down a thorough update but I'll give it a quick shot.
    We're leaving for the mountains tomorrow for our first vacation since the kids were born. I hope we'll manage OK. I'm really excited!
    They're having a great summer at my parents' house and learning so much. I never got around to baby sign language, though I meant to. We're trying to use the "Minority Language at Home" method and they are almost always with me so they don't say anything in French yet. They do say a lot of words in English, especially A, my blabbermouth, and they understand so much more. They also love to shake hands, kiss each other, feed each other bits of regurgitated stuff from their own mouths (though they are still absolutely terrible solid-eaters; I'll post elsewhere about that later), climb every ladder or piece of furniture or staircase they encounter, chase the dogs and cats and cover them with kisses and yank their tails... It's rough work keeping them out of trouble. Anyway, I've got this list I've been keeping of the words that the kids say with their initials next to the words each of them uses and I can copy and paste it here.

    Words:

    up AJ
    down AJ
    uh-oh (when something falls or before they throw it) AJ
    ball AJ
    hat A
    ashes (from "Ring Around the Rosy") A
    book AJ
    cat AJ
    dog AJ
    duck AJ
    ocean A
    brush A
    peekaboo A
    eyes A
    hi AJ
    bye-bye AJ
    belly button J
    bubble AJ
    one two A
    mwa (= kiss) A
    apple AJ
    yay AJ
    fish J
    teeth J
    dada AJ
    bath A
    octopus A
    dance A
    achoo A
    bless you A
    meow A
    ruff ruff AJ
    moo AJ
    Celeste (= their cousin, used for every little girl she sees) A
    papa (= grandpa) AJ
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    holly molly, sarah, that is a lot of words for 15-months old kiddos! wow. my twins said 4 words at 17 months, 2 in english and 2 in hungarian, and that was considered barely behind per early intervention! you are doing really good then!

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    wow Sarah! I am amazed at all they say! That is tons more than my 19mo old say, together. lol. My first, dd, did speak a ton at that age, but with twins, I'm amazed! So what does the "minority language at home" stress/teach? I'm glad you have had a nice vacation with family and good luck with the next vacation as well! Where are the photos?

    and Kim, glad the babes are sleeping in the same room, and best of luck with the huge move! Sounds like your littles are doing great! and again, where are the pics?
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    Good idea!

    It's crazy around here. Everyone tells me the first year is the hardest with twins, but I don't see how anything magical is going to happen in 2.5 months.

    Brian is crawling everywhere, getting into everything. He's starting to pull up a little, but I'm not exactly encouraging that. He loves to find the tiniest bits of crap on the floor (I really do sweep at least once or twice a day) to put in his mouth. He is starting to enjoy books now and babbles all the time. He has some kind of commentary about everything. He has two teeth just starting to poke through. My kids have all been late teethers. My DD didn't get her first tooth until she was almost a year old!

    Micah is a little behind Brian (I guess someone has to be). He isn't as energetic as Brian - his personality is a lot more like my DD's. He's happy just sitting and playing with whatever is around him. But I caught him doing a modified pulling up on a toy he was playing with yesterday. He rotates well when he's on his hands and knees, and he goes backwards great. lol He's just not crawling yet, but he pretty much gets where he wants to be. He has 4 teeth.

    Both boys are rotten sleepers, especially Brian. Micah will almost STTN every few nights - he usually gets up once to nurse, and it's often closer to morning, like 5 or 6am. Brian rarely sleeps longer than 3-4 hours without wanting to nurse. I still have yet to sleep even 6 hours uninterrupted since they were born (and I've only hit the 5 hour mark maybe twice). Sometimes I'm not sure how I function! I need to do some sleep training, but I have all three kids in the same room for most of the night (I eventually move the boys to pack n plays in our room as it gets closer to morning so they don't wake my DD too early - otherwise, she sleeps really well through some crying), so it's tricky. I guess I keep hoping they'll just start to sleep well, but this is all uncharted territory for me, since my DD was a great sleeper and we never had to do any kind of 'sleep training' for her. Oh well. We'll all sleep eventually.
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    Sounds like those boys are keeping you busy Ruth! I hope the boys start sleeping better for you soon... mine too. lol.
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    Love the updates! they are all growing so fast! Sarah, I hope your vacation went well. Kim, I hope the move went well.

    Aiden and Alaina are now 7 months. I'm still shocked at how quickly they grow! Let's see... Aiden is my crawler. He hasn't learned to put his weight on his knees yet, but he has the belly crawl down pat. I can put him in the floor and he can get to any place he wants. He rolls front to back and back to front, like it's the funnest thing ever. Alaina is content to lay wherever you put her on the floor. She has rolled back to front only 2 or 3 times, but onto her side often. She really doesn't like to be on her tummy. When I get her into the sitting position she's excellent at staying up. She will even reach for toys and rock herself back and forth without falling over. And she stands great while holding on to something. Aiden can sit too, but still stays in the tripod position most of the time. Oh, he likes to pull up on things now-- mainly the bouncies because he wants the toys. Oh, and yes. Aiden was my mover in my belly too.

    They are both eating solid foods twice a day now, though only purees. Alaina is a slow eater but will eat anything. Aiden eats fast, but let's you know when he's not a fan of something. Still nursing both BTW.

    We have decided that Alaina has her daddy's mind. He's a computer person with a mind like an engineer. She loves to figure out how toys work. Aiden likes toys too, but would must rather be held by someone-- more like me as a child.

    ETA Pics. These are from last Friday when they turned 7 mo.



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