Thursday, March 29, 2012

Cutest Photo Ever

"Daddy... Papa... take us to the beach!"

The Oddest Thing

Someone from my office brought in treats today. I usually decline Indian sweets due to their overall lack of sweetness, but today I decided that a popsicle from Mother Dairy couldn't go that wrong. Man on man I was wrong! What looked like the standard lime flavor was actually a nasty combination of a nut and a sour apple concoction called "golgappa". The whole salty-sweet ratio threw me for a loop, and I threw that popsicle straight into the bin. 

In other news we are off to Goa on Sunday. Everyone is looking forward to escaping the city for some fun in the sun.


Friday, March 23, 2012

Baby's World

I came across this poem today by Indian poet Rabindranath Tagore, and thought it beautiful and worthy to be shared:
I wish I could take a quiet corner in the heart of my baby's very own world. I know it has stars that talk to him, and a sky that stoopsdown to his face to amuse him with its silly clouds and rainbows.  
Those who make believe to be dumb, and look as if they nevercould move, come creeping to his window with their stories and withtrays crowded with bright toys.  
I wish I could travel by the road that crosses baby's mind, and out beyond all bounds; Where messengers run errands for no cause between the kingdoms of kings of no history; Where Reason makes kites of her laws and flies them, the Truth sets Fact free from its fetters.
Meanwhile back in reality, the boys had their second trip to FRRO today. Yes, as long as we plan on staying in India, there will be a yearly pilgrimage to the FRRO. Extra fun for a friday, right? 


Thursday, March 15, 2012

First Laughs

I haven't been able to capture too many smiles from Cedric because every time I go to snap a picture or a video he gets camera shy (or very curious) and ends up looking like this:
But today, our timing was right on. I've heard little chuckles before, but never this many laughs in a row from Cedric. Cedric and Chad were having a conversation about fashion that the little guy must have found funny.

Yay for baby smiles and laughs! Nothing could make me feel better from a very long work week. 


Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Four Months

Time flies when you have twins! The last four months have been truly spectacular. We have been taking lots of pictures and enjoying the time with our boys. The weather in Delhi is wonderful this time of year, and we have been getting outside as much as possible. Our ayah is doing a great job at keeping the boys entertained and on a schedule. Each time I stop by home during the day the boys are smiling.

A few observations:

1. The front seat on the stroller is too much excitement for Ezra. His eyes about pop out of his head looking at everything Delhi has to offer. Much like me he prefers the calm of the back seat which offers a filtered view of Delhi.

2. Cedric is a jumper. He can no longer be more than an arms distance away when sitting up on the couch. He may or may not have been caught upside down inches from the floor and come up smiling like he was at an amusement park.

3. I think that Ezra will be left handed. I have been noticing the left tendency during play time, and last night I put a toy in his right hand and and he passed it over to his left.

4. Toys are going straight into the mouth. Sometimes we find them trying to eat their entire hands. This of course means it is drooling season. The drool bubbles they are making are extremely cute.

5. They both recognize our voices and light up with smiles when they see us walk into a room. This is extremely rewarding when coming home from a hard day at work.

6. They both look super handsome in their Bumbo seats.

7. It is time to clean out the closet as they have outgrown so many things. I am not sure they got to wear everything, but that proves babies don't need many outfits... especially when your washing is done every day.

8. We both agree the baby jogger city select twin stroller is our best purchase so far. Our second best purchase is the gdaipers.

We have all of summer travel plans set. We have rented an awesome condo in downtown Indy for 5 weeks. We just sold our car so that means we are in the market for something new. Any suggestions for a vehicle that can accommodate 6 suitcases, a stroller, two adults, and two children? U-haul what?

My mother is coming to India again! I am working on planning trips for next year, and asked my mom if she would like to travel around with us. My advanced planning has us meeting in Turkey for a few days then coming back to India for a week and a half. So that will be pretty exciting.

We received a package from my parents with swim suits and hats for the boys. They are ready for the beach and look super cute in their pool gear. We are super excited to get down to Goa in a couple of weeks.

Pictures are on the way! Stay tuned for another edition of the shrinking sleep sheep.


Friday, March 2, 2012

How Do You Say "Back Pain"?

This is how I say it:

Just the thought of this makes my lower back start to spasm. And yet, this just came across from a great website as the #1 twin registry item.

Yes, I'll have one of those, please, with a side of excedrin.