It's great taking the girls for hikes and actually geting somewhere, as opposed to just chasing them around like wild animals. However, if you heard us coming down the trail, you may thing we have a couple of disobedient pets that we're taking on a walk. We're constantly calling "Come on, Keira.... Let's go, Naomi... oooo, look, a stick!"
Nevertheless, it is fun exploring with them. Everything is so fascinating. They see a tree and say "wow!.... momma tree!" Which means 'big tree' in their language. Not because mommas are big. They're just bigger than the 'baby tree' they saw a few minutes earlier.
Another thing they like to do is copy Daddy when he's fixing stuff around the house. However, they're tool of choice is always a hammer. They say "fix!... ham-ber... bang! bang!" and proceed to beat down whatever Daddy is fixing with whatever is in their hand.
So, while on our last hike, they saw a broken tree that needs fixing:
And just as a final note, to record some of 'twin speak' we've noticed so far. Some of them are easy to figure out. Other words seem to mean something to the two of them, but we haven't quite figured it out.
Dodo = Sister
Fundee = ??
Rocket-da-copter = helicopter
Aaaaaaaaple = Airplane
Apple = Apple
Na na = milk (supposed to be nai nai, i.e. Cantonese)
Na na (with monkey noise) = banana
The girls had a full week of vomiting just before their doctor's checkup and lost almost a pound each...HOWEVER, despite the slight loss, Keira is still 50th percentile in weight, 75th percentile in height (approx. 26.5 lbs, 34.3 inches). Naomi is 75th percentile in weight and around 75th percentile in height (over 28lbs, 34 inches). Needless to say, they are not typical skinny and small asian babies.
Next blog will be their two year old birthday party weekend...