Cruiz and Cannon’s 2nd Birthday was the first time we didn’t have family to celebrate with. Luckily we love our neighbors, and they came over and partied with us. The more kids I have, and the older I get, the more I realize a Birthday is way more fun if I keep it simple! We played hard during the day and didn’t have much to get ready for before the party started. We had a really fun day, and the boys received a lot of Paw Patrol things, along with a McQueen and Dusty. They were pretty excited. Thanks for coming Jensen’s!
Two years old
What I Want to Remember
(Cannon, the other pic of Cruiz was too dark to post, but I caught them sleeping in the exact same position. They do it often.)
Clothing – They both wear 3T, and often put on Ledger’s 4T clothes which don’t seem all too big. (Yikes! Watch out Ledger!) I’ve been on the hunt for size 9 shoes. Cannon will not keep his shoes on, but raids Ledger’s sock drawer multiple times a day to wear socks. It drives me a little crazy :) Though I looove dressing them the same, and I do it often, if we are going to a park or somewhere to play with other kids, I’ve started dressing them differently. If one boy acts out towards the other kids, I’ve noticed the other kids think Cannon and Cruiz are the same person if they are wearing the same clothes. Therefore, the other brother suffers the consequence along with the one who acted out. So I’m working on giving them a separate identity :)
Talking – They are finally really starting to communicate. It’s making our life much easier! I doubt we will experience the twin’s speaking their own language though. Cruiz speaks a little better, but this past week Cannon’s vocabulary is rapidly coming along. Cannon surprisingly speaks with a very quiet voice, which I love.
We cut their hair! Goodbye curls.
Cannon – This boy is by far my most independent child. He hates to receive help for anything! He’ll kick and scream if I attempt to help him get dressed, open a roll of smarties, or nearly anything else. He has the determination to keep with anything until he figures it out. I keep telling Pat, if he makes the right friends in the future, this kid will go far. He still prefers men, and is obsessed with his dad. Cannon will go through naughty stages where he refuses to listen, and won’t want anything to do with me, but I’ve learned this is when he needs me most. If I force him to cuddle and sit on my lap, he eventually gives up and enjoys the affection he needs. And for whatever reason he’ll stop acting out as bad. He loves food and to cook in the kitchen with me. He’s super physical, and loves wrestling with anyone who will play with him. We say he’s a more independent Ledger.
Cruiz – This Momma’s boy is much softer than his brother, and usually more obedient. But when he acts out, I usually fall apart, because I’m used to him being my constant. He sits still much longer than any child I’ve had. Especially while watching Paw Patrol or Mickey Mouse. Cruiz loves animals and music. He’s my peacemaker in the family, but we are trying to teach him to stand up to his brothers… or he’s going to have a long life. Though it rarely happens, when he snaps, he really snaps, and usually has both brothers in tears! Cruiz has a very similar personality to Preslee, he’s more aware of others and makes friends easily. He will be the first to show anyone affection and still takes advantage of this dimples and can win anyone over with his irresistible smile.
The boys love to go on walks, watch Paw Patrol, sing songs, and play Ring Around the Rosie. They seem to always be copying their older brother, and love to climb in bed with Ledger at the end of each day and listen as I read them all a book before bed.
Cruiz, Ledge, Cannon
Though I love the bond identical twins have, I love their differences even more. I can’t wait to see what both boys accomplish in the future!
We love you!