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feisty.


Wow.  Y'all are becoming more and more feisty.  
You have been since Day One but as you've gotten older you have definitely honed the skill of fighting for what you want.  I guess it's just a natural thing since you've gotta share with someone else every.single.second.  
Feisty is good.  

But, sometimes I get glimpses of what my days are going to consist of for the next EIGHTEEN YEARS.  
And I proceed to curl up in a fetal position and pull the sheets over my head and pretend that it will always be easy like when y'all would lay in the same place that I put you and coo and giggle all while looking adorable and thinking I was the greatest thing since sliced bread.  
Kidding.  
But, I'd say this picture accurately describes what life is going to look like for a while.  You both wanted the lawnmower.  Ignoring the fact that we have THREE lawnmowers for you to play with, you both NEEDED that one.  So, a fight broke out.  All out war.  

And, as I watched from afar all I could do was smile.  Well and grab my camera so I could snap a picture.  Life is going to be hard as a twin.  As exciting and special as it is, it will also come with difficulties.  
But, obviously your feisty little spirits are up for the challenge!

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fearless.


I figured out while we were at the beach that y'all are absolutely fearless.  You run straight to the "mine" (the word both of you use for water - so strange but sweet :)).  You take off sprinting as soon as your feet hit the sand and once you hit the water, you keep on running.  You don't want to hold someone's hand.  You don't want to be stopped.  

And honestly?  It was exhausting because it meant someone had to be right on your heels every second.   And it was even scary at times because if I took my eyes off you for one second, you were headed into the water.  

But, even more than both of those things, it was amazing.  
To see your eyes light up when you took off running.
To hear your squeals of delight when your feet touched the cold water.  
To watch you laugh when the waves came crashing towards you. 
It.was.pure.joy.

It is so representative of how I want life to be with y'all.  I am so, so glad that you are fearless.  God did not create His people to be timid and worried.  And I am so thankful that already you are embracing this life that you've been given.  For you (and for me) it is going to be exhausting at times.  And scary.  Just like it was at the beach.  But, so much more than that, it's going to be pure joy.  

I want to embrace this life fearlessly with you.  
Not holding you back by worry or fear.  
But instead, encouraging you and watching you live.

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crazy.


Life is crazy in our neck of the woods.  Y'all are all.over.the.place.  For real.  It's like two tornadoes tearing through my house all the time.  I am so thankful for all the life that happens under this roof.  Y'all laugh and run and play and cry and eat and sleep and fight and squeal with delight.  It's awesome. 

All of that living means that our house typically looks like this.  Pretty much in every room.  I'm learning, slowly but surely, to be okay with that some days.  I'm also learning that y'all are growing and learning and that you need to be kept busy!  We are coming up with new games and activities just to keep you entertained for a few minutes.  Especially when I can't handle another toy box being dumped out.  

I wouldn't change it for the world!  But, I have realized that I better get an action plan, fast!