This post was written by Sarah.
After the Joshua and Julian were born I started emailing periodic updates to our out of town family. Friends started to ask to be added to the list and now it's gotten so big that I decided to start posting the updates here on the blog. Thank you so much to all of you for your love and support and for being part of the boys' lives!
We just got home from their 15 month check up. The doctor is pleased with their growth and they continue to be on the big end of healthy for their age.
Both boys can walk quite well but only on their terms. When I try to get them to walk while holding my hand, they sit down or crawl away. Where did they get this stubborn streak? (Listen to hear both of my parents laughing...) They chatter and are working on words, but haven't mastered any yet. It is common for twins to be a bit delayed with speech. They do understand shaking their heads for no, and they will reach for things they want and make noises to let you know they need help. They can also show you their heads or tongues if asked (and if they aren't feeling stubborn!)
They play together and on their own. They laugh a lot! They are aware of some times when they are doing something hey shouldn't, and they'll look at you and laugh. One of their favorite sneaky things to do is steal the TV remote and press all the buttons. Here is a list of shows they've put on the DVR recently: Law and Order: SVU, The Nightly News with Lester Holt, two hours of the classical music channel, the movie Bedtime Stories starring Adam Sandler, a three part documentary on President Obama, and an infomercial for The Total Gym.
Here are some of their favorite activities!