You wouldn't think I'd ever say that, what with the twinados in residence, but our awesome houseguests left today, and we're all kind of subdued. We did manage to fit in a tiny bit more fun in the last couple of days, and (shocker, heh heh) I have a few pics. TubaDad and D2 were heroes and stayed in the pool for hours yesterday so the girls could get their fill of swimming. The guys' fingers were still pruney five hours later at dinner. Wow.
The girls periodically jumped out of the pool when they got too chilly—we called these their special warming beds. Any guesses on who's who?
I'd be hard-pressed to come up with something cuter than two sets of twins holding hands. Oh wait, maybe it's two sets of twins holding hands, swapping shoes, and matching up their clothes. S2 (left) and H2 (back) had a ball going through Ro and Ree's shoe basket and finding ones that would fit them if they squeezed just right, and Ro and Ree just had to wear blue bathing suits so they would match S2 and H2.
After naps, we had dinner at my parents' house, and the girls all got antique car rides on the back driveway.
In the morning, the big girls helped the little girls with their clothing selection. It was quite a serious matter that required much discussion. Oh so much discussion. I just sat in the corner and tried not to giggle.
I think they did a bang-up job with the outfits (Ro left, Ree right).
This pic that D2 snapped kind of summarizes the activity level in our house this week. It was one big blur of happy, playing, smiling kiddos.
Yep, a whole lotta smiles, from kids and grownups alike. And there's one other thing that flits into the back of my mind every once in a while and I can't capture in a picture. Sometimes, when I'm watching the four girls play together, I imagine them as friends in five or ten years and think how incredibly valuable it will be to have friends who are also identical twins adopted from China. Sisters who can identify with two of the biggest things in Ro and Ree's lives.