Thursday, March 5, 2009

Look! No hands!

Hello everyone!

The time has come for Easton to join Layla and the rest of mankind in walking upright. Over the past couple of days he's been choosing to walk more often than crawl. He started taking a few steps several weeks ago, but this week he is finally walking consistently.

This photo is ultra rare because Easton is standing while Layla is sitting. For the past few months it was common to see the opposite where Easton sits and Layla stands. It almost looks like Easton is doing the robot dance... Domo Arigato, Mr. Roboto.

Other than a couple of runny noses and drool from new teeth poking through, everything is smooth sailing at home. Kendra may disagree because the twins have been extra needy and demanding, but she's doing such a great job with them that she makes it look easy.

Easton and Layla are settling in well with the new car seats and you can see they have a LOT of growing to do before they outgrow these huge sofa chairs.

It is likely we will travel to California in April so that looooong overnight drive will be the first official test if the car seat is comfortable.

What kind of music are the twins hearing? Well, the 4 Webbs are jamming to a variety of styles. We have a cassette tape player in the Honda Pilot and I found Psalty's Kids' Praise! 2: Joy-fulliest Noise (1981) in used condition on the internet. Just to let you know how old this really is, at the end of the first side, the main character says, "it's time to turn the record over!" That's OLD school for sure. This is the same music Kendra listened to when she was a little girl so we're having fun singing silly songs to Easton and Layla. Apparently there are CD versions, but the cassette tape was only a dollar and that noisy, static crackle sound on the cassette tape really takes me back to the times before digital media. Thank God for CDs.

To quote Ludwig von Mises (1871 - 1973), here's some wisdom from the grave: "The credit expansion boom is built on the sands of banknotes and deposits. It must collapse. There is no means of avoiding the final collapse of a boom brought about by credit expansion. The alternative is only whether the crisis should come sooner as a result of a voluntary abandonment of further credit expansion, or later as a final and total catastrophe of the currency system involved."

Am I worried? No. Just extremely intrigued by this unprecedented event we are all living through. The global economic recession is like watching a train wreck in slow motion. It's so destructive and horrific, but I just can't look away or ignore it. What does this have to do with Easton and Layla? Well, historians will write about this year for centuries to come and our twins have the privilege of saying they were born in the middle of it. Our twins are an shining example of what is right in the world... at least, that's the way I see them.

See you soon

1 comment:

Esther said...

Oh my gosh I use to listen to Psalty's Kids' all the time! Those are some great songs!