Sunday, January 24, 2010

bounce, lemonde, aprons

Hi friends and family,

Easton and Layla are going to 2 years old in a couple of weeks! This picture is from one year ago back when they were still "babies" in every sense of the word.

For some reason I can't upload video through the blog site and I don't know why. I've been trying for over a week to upload a couple of clips, but I'll have to figure out what the deal is and stick with pictures for a while.

Toddler words:

Easton calls Layla, "way-wuh" and Layla calls her brother, "bruh-duh". Their words are close enough and hard to criticize considering their age. Layla uses 4 word sentences and Easton uses 3 word sentences. Any more than that and their sentence structure goes down the tubes. Layla says things like, "I don't like it" and Easton says, "Space book, daddy!" Their words are plenty to carry on great conversations now and I am having such fun teaching them words and concepts.

However, even at this age there are many concepts and laws of the world around us that I take for granted. Things like, why we can look at the moon, but should never look at the sun. and why the moon is out at night and sometimes during the day it is visible also. These astrological examples are just two of a thousand, but I've really had to figure out what is explainable to a two year old and what is not. For example, explaining to the twins why Mickey Mouse's plane is completely unsuitable for flight is an exercise in futility. Although Kendra gets a good laugh at my ridiculous attempt to tell them about it.

The whole area of child development is 100x more fascinating than I imagined it would be. There are so many variables that play into how a toddler responds. It is mind-numbing to try and keep track of the possible reason's a toddler reacts or doesn't react in any given situation. Apparently, "every child is different" is a valid answer throughout their entire life. I thought that saying went out the window at some point...

Bounce House:

So anyway, back to real life and adventures with twins... We attended my friend's son's birthday party at the bounce house and the 4 Webb's had an awesome time. Layla thought the twister dots were on a race track so she ran back and forth like the wind. I wanted to say, "run, Layla, run" in my best Forest Gump voice...

Easton was such a brave sport to go down the big boy slides all by himself. He had a blast going down the same slide over and over again. Daddy was super tired after chasing him around for an hour.

Layla continued her newly discovered attitude which says, "I'm almost 2 years old, but going on 4". She wanted so badly to do the same things the older girls were doing, but scaling a wall using a rope and steps with big gaps between them was not doable for her yet. Don't think that prevented her from trying though!

Layla whisked down the huge slides with such enthusiasm. The most humorous part was waiting for her at the end after being electrified by the static of sliding down. Her hair was sticking straight out.

After the slides we sat down for pizza and a lemonade shower.

If you look closely at the picture you notice Easton's shirt is completely soaked because he tilted his newly filled cup of lemonade straight upside down and covered himself with it. Everything after that was a sticky blur and the 4 Webbs stuck together. literally.


The latest edition to the toy box is an apron for pretend time in the kitchen. They love it and their stuffed animals appreciate the gourmet egg and pizza and watermelon lunches.

Easton took it a little too far by trying to force feed corn on the cob to Layla, but she played along like a good sport!

They are best friends, for sure. Best friends who bite, hit, and scratch each other occasionally, but still best friends.

It's back to work for me at o'dark 30 Monday morning. In some ways I can't wait to get back in the office on Monday. It's a chance to slow down and have a break from the action of being with the twins all weekend. :)

See you soon!


Anonymous said...

I can't wait to see the twins bounce down the slides. I hope to compare a pic of you and twins on their 2 year birthday. MOM

The Four Webbs said...

We're excited to have you here and can't wait to include you and Pa in our adventures!