Boheme and Reverie's first Christmas has come and gone and tonight is the last night of Hanukkah. We celebrate both holidays, always have, and between Hanukkah dinners and gingerbread house decorating parties, this last week has been one giant celebration of friends and family and babies everywhere. I don't think either baby has NOT donned a pair of arms since we've been here, both of them being passed around like peace pipes. (Reverie anyway. Bo clings to me like a... clinging baby. There isn't a single recent picture of me without her in my arms)
Bo wears Fable's first Christmas dress with a new pair of kicks c/o Gooey
One of the hardest parts of having twins (for me) has been an inability to divide my time equally between both babies. Going through the last week of photos, Bo is always in my arms and Rev, the community baby, always finds her way into the arms of someone new. She's equal opportunity when it comes to love and attention which is wonderfully helpful but I can't help but feel guilty that my attention is usually elsewhere. (Not that Revi seems to mind, but...)
... Meanwhile, hello.
My Grandpa reading books with Archer and Fable:
My Grandma lol'ing with my mom and sibs:
They personify the joy that years of living can bring and watching them play and read and laugh with my children brings joy in spades. Their good health is our happiness.
Both babies have been sleeping through the night since we arrived, going to sleep between nine and midnight and sleeping until 5:30, sometimes as late as nine. They sleep in a pack n play down here so I think when we return to LA tomorrow, I'll bust out ours and see if that's the trick. Or maybe, at three plus months, we finally turned a corner. Amazing if that's the case.
Baby in reeeeeeeed... is sitting with me. Cheeks and cheeks:
She wore a mushroom shaped beret. The kind you find as a hand-me-down from your big sistttteeeer...
We leave tomorrow, back to the grind of reality with a few exciting perks: a family getaway in Santa Barbara, tickets to see Woody Allen's New Orleans Jazz Band play Thursday night (a Christmas/Hanukkah gift from Hal) which is going to be so amazing and I cannot WAIT.
For Christmas Fable got this beautiful dress from my parents and the wings and dress-up clothes from Santa. These pictures were taken Christmas morning after she opened her gifts and promptly ditched her pajamas for something fancier:
For Archer it was all about Tomica:
Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday!
Now let's keep dancing.