Monday, October 14, 2013

The DC Twins

Again, not to be confused with the Minnesota Twins, they unfortunately are not worthy of any kind of post after the season they put together.  The DC Twins on the other hand, are the most adorable little twin girls...and they came to Minnesota!
It was an amazing weekend.  It was far too short because Megan, Danny, Brooklyn and Hailey are some of our dearest friends and we only get to see them once or twice a year, if we are lucky.  They flew in on a Friday afternoon....(their first plane ride!), and made themselves right at home. 
We fed the kids, put them down so they could catch up on sleep and we could have a fun-filled packed Saturday of Minnesota summer fun.
They are quite difficult to photograph since they are always moving.  Not just moving, but hopping.  On their knees.  So enthusiastically that Meg put kneepads on them:).

They are identical twins, but after spending even a little bit of time with them, they are easy to tell apart (and if they are dressed in similar outfits, Brooklyn is usually the one in blue/purple and Hailey is in pink).
Griffin LOVED them.  He met them when they were just babies and he was 15 months old, but I think it was really fun for him to have them "sleepover" at his house.  He could tell them apart right away.
Griffin overheard Danny say, "SSSHhhhhh, the girls are sleeping," and thought it was so funny, and kept repeating all weekend long.  As if I've never said that before about Hattie.  Needless to say, Griffin loved Danny immediately.
Here they are hopping along, Griff joined right in.
We tried for some obligatory group pictures...and that's all we got.  Documentation.  No framers....
This is a pretty good example of how different they look. :)
Oh the girls.  They are so cute together.
Can't you just feel the love!
And Megan, what an amazing mom.  She works her butt off as an orthopedic surgeon, so she doesn't get a ton of time with them during the week.  But whenever I see her with them, I'm amazed.  She loves them so much and you can see it in every glimpse she gives them, every word she utters and all of the kisses she sneaks in.  What a fun experience to see this person I love so much, love on her babies.
And I can't forget to mention Danny.  Because of Megan's crazy doctor hours, Danny takes on the role I do...primary care-giver, bather, chef, feeder, etc. on top of his day job.  He is so good with them.  He even does the grocery shopping, and buys all of the right stuff. :)  When I was in NY for the girls' baptism, some mom's were commiserating about how difficult it is when husbands work late.  And I heard Danny lean over to Meg and say, "See, I do pretty good, don't I?"  Yes Danny, you're better that pretty good.
Saturday morning the boys went golfing and we braved Lake Calhoun with 4 kids under 2.  We made it the whole way around and even spent a good amount of time at the playground.  We overstayed our welcome by about five minutes, but don't you always?!

Love.  Hoya class of 2033 and 2034.
Quite possibly the most amazing thing about the girls, is the amount of food they can take down.  Piles upon piles upon piles.  Wow.
Hattie was a little too little to play with the big kids, but she sure liked to watch.
Their visit was in June and Hattie had a blocked tear duct from birth until the fourth of July.  Oddly enough this is the only picture it's noticeable.
It wasn't the nicest Minnesota summer Saturday ever, but we still put on swimsuits and played in the water table in the back yard.  How cute are they in their suits!
It also happened to be Nate's 30th birthday so we had a backyard BBQ and invited some of our high school friends which is so fun because Megan knows so much about them and vice versa that it's nice to put faces with names again (our wedding was the last time...5 years ago!).
More obligatory group matching denim rompers.
The Paulus Family....oh, how I love them so much....
You can see it in this picture.  The Love....the goofiness, the family.  Though we get to see them very little, Megan and I have remained so close for so long...I know we will continue to keep in touch as our kids grow up and someday will be reunited at Georgetown Parent's Weekend in 2030.

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