So how are the boys personalities these days? They are amazing, exhausting, sweet, lovable and amazing!!!
Tommy is my bull in a china shop, but he's also very happy and always expressive. You can see the way he is saying "cheese" with his hands included in the pictures above. He's also a bit of a drama king these days. Liam will just touch him in a thought to push him and Tommy will collapse to the floor and cry. It's really pretty funny how he over-reacts sometimes. He is also very verbal about what his interests are. I'll say "It's time for bed." I get from Tommy, "I not!" We went to the park on Sunday and when it was time to go, Phoebe got Liam to walk to the car with no problems, but I eventually had to pick up Tommy as he made a break for going back up the slides. He got very upset and said "I not! I need the park!" I eventually got him to say "Bye bye, park. See you another day!" But all in all, Tommy is usually the happiest kid ever. He wakes up with a smile on his face and if he's doing what he wants unimpeded these days, he's really really happy. He loves books, but we can't trust Tommy with any books, even board books. He pulls them apart to shreds if you give him a book when he is in bed.
Liam is sweet, sensitive and loves to be held. I mean really really loves to be held. If I knew he loved to be held so much, I would have bought one baby sling and at least had my hands free. A common phrase from Liam is, "Up, please!" He loves to give kisses and knows how happy it makes me to say "mini-me", so he says it for me on command all the time. He is truly my mini-me. He really looks like my identical twin, but a boy version. He's very serious and loves to read books. We could even trust Liam with a regular book in bed and he would just turn the pages carefully and pretend he is reading.
One of the things that makes me the most proud is how good the boys are with their manners. Tommy has learned to say "May I?" instead of "Gimme that." Liam doesn't even think of saying "Gimme that." Both boys know their pleases and thank yous and Tommy even said "Excuse me" to someone on Thanksgiving when he was passing by them in the room. They are learning to say "Bless you" when someone sneezes. I'm so proud of my little boys and how they are learning about the world and growing both literally and mentally. Next step after the holidays - potty training!