We finally installed a temporary fence to keep the kids in the back yard. I'm not sure why we didn't do it months ago. I love telling the kids to go play outside with out having to worry about them running around the house, down the drive way and out onto the street. They love being able to ride their bikes all the time and I think they really like being able spend time alone without me in the room.
Being a mother of twins can be hard at times (motherhood, any way you do it is hard work). While it is so much easier now than it was having two premature infants not sleeping through the night....now I am constantly worried about one of the kids letting go of my hand in a parking lot and running out in front of a car. There are times that they keep each other awake at nap time or wake each other up too early. The biting seems to have stopped only to be followed up by occasional hair pulling. I can't even explain potty-training twins. There are hours of chain screaming/crying....when one stops the other starts.
Then there are moments like this......
I looked out the window yesterday afternoon and saw Max and Maya snuggled up next to each other happily eating apples. A few minuets earlier Maya had come into the house and taken the apple I was eating. I started another and within seconds she had taken that one too, so she could give it to her brother. They then climbed on top of their play kitchen and perched themselves on the window sill together.
I am very lucky to be able to spend most of my time with these two beautiful children.