Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Easy Riders

Do you feel like you're seeing double? I know, isn't it crazy? It's pretty obvious when you look at pictures like this one that my twin granddaughters are identical. My husband and I flew out to the Midwest over the weekend to help out with them so that my daughter-in-law, who was a bridesmaid in her younger brother's wedding, could relax a little bit and enjoy his wedding and reception. We hadn't seen the girls, who are three months old now, since their Baptism, when they were just over a month old--and boy, have they changed! They are identical in their adorableness (is that a word? If it isn't, it should be): both of them are pink and chubby and round-cheeked, with big blue eyes that take in everything going on around them and perfect little rosebud mouths that periodically produce the most incredible smiles. Needless to say, we had a wonderful weekend because we got to spend so much time feeding and holding and cuddling these little darlings.

In a few weeks' time, the girls are going to get to know those car seats of theirs very well, because they are going to have to make a 20-some-odd hour trip east to go back to their house in Upstate NY, in order to be there to greet their daddy when he comes home from Afghanistan. Luckily, though, aside from being very easy on the eyes, these babies are a couple of easy riders, that's for sure. Once you strap them into their car seats and put them either in the car or the double stroller, they usually cork right off and sleep like lambs the minute you get in motion. Their mommy has had to endure a lot over the past year--including an entire pregnancy, months of bedrest, the birth of twins, and caring for two infants for four months, all without her husband by her side--so if anyone deserves an easy ride east, it's her. Let's pray for that!

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