Photographs of my daughters, once a week, every week, this 2014. Week 20.
One Sunday morning in May, I dressed up the twins in tutus and rubber shoes. It was one of those not-so-rare moments when I feel so grownup and so much like a kid at the same time. Obviously, dressing them up is one of my most favorite Mommy “perks”, and with little girls like these, can you blame me?
As I was taking out the camera that morning, the most adorable thing happened. Dawn & Rain happily positioned themselves with their backs on the wall, on their own, grinning at me as if ready to have their photographs taken!
I’m not sure if I should smack myself in the head or give myself a high five. Apparently, this weekly photo session has become a habit to them as it has to me that they already know their spot on that wall. Good job, girls!
And then their Daddy came out and started singing songs.
If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands!
If you’re happy and you know it, stomp your feet!
And then they sat on the stairs and posed some more.
And then Dawn looked at me like this, and how can you not take photographs of her when she’s looking at you that way right?
She knows when someone’s taking a picture of her, you guys, she does.
Just a few more shots, with Mommy this time, and then it was time to go to church.
Happy babies, happy mommy.
The truth is, toddlers are a handful. Make that twin toddlers and you probably lost your mind just now when you tried to imagine how it’s like.
They make you chase them around in circles, their high-pitched screams sometimes give you (and everyone in the room) headache, they can’t sit or stay in one place longer than one minute. They “talk” a lot, but none of it you can understand. You try to teach them words, but they can’t seem to pick up about 98% of them.
It’s a frustrating, tiring, and demanding stage.
But it’s a beautiful stage nonetheless. The precious smiles, the kisses, the laughter.. I’m cherishing every moment. Every single one.