Friday, September 26, 2008

Three and Thirty

At 3 months, he is my angel child. 
Happy, peaceful, and adorable.

At 30 months, she is my wild child. 
Fiesty, impetuous, and unpredictable.






At 3 months, he coos and gurgles, and makes the most delicious baby sounds.
At 30 months, she sings her own songs, adding new verses to existing rhymes, or fitting different words to familiar tunes. She 'reads', tells stories, and is constantly telling everyone in the household what to do, how, and when.

At 3 months, he lies in his rocker waiting quietly for someone to come over to him and chat, rewarding them with a gummy smile and a full body wriggle of excitement when they do.
At 30 months, she has a full scale meltdown if  she doesn't get what she wants within a nanosecond of her ordering it.

At 3 months, he has his meals with lip-smacking, boob-thumping enthusiasm.
At 30 months, her meals give the term 'dinner theatre' a whole new meaning.

At 3 months, he stares adoringly into my face as I prop him up against my knees and sing to him American Idol style, complete with funny facial expressions and hand gestures.
At 30 months, she watches my performance critically for all of 5 seconds before commanding, 'Mama, don't sing!'

At 3 months, he shows no interest in wanting to turn or roll, lying peacefully on his playmat, observing his own hands and his sister's antics with interest.
At 30 months, she roams the house carrying a high plastic stool, so that she can be 'big and tall' and reach all sorts of forbidden places.

At 3 months, he perks up at the sound of music, smiling and 'singing' along with little grunts and sighs.
At 30 months, she picks a beat on the electronic keyboard and yells out: 'Ebbybody dance!', boogying with such enthusiasm and style as to get even her double left-footed father to join her.

At 3 months, his eyes flick open from the deepest sleep at the sound of her voice. His eyes follow her around the room, and his brightest smiles are always for her. 
At 30 months, she has not yet made up her mind whether she likes this big sister gig. 


At 3 months, he is a cuddly bundle of happiness, radiating contentment and that milky baby smell.

At 30 months, she is a prickly ball of energy, her sunny charm inexplicably transforming into stormy rage with alarming suddenness.






Three and thirty. Together, they are exhausting, entertaining, and utterly endearing.

32 comments:

Nags said...

:)

noon said...

Both are so adorable and I can feel the love and pride you feel for them in this post!

Mama - Mia said...

that was a beyoootiful post!! :)

and to think they will keep being at these different stages but utterly in love with each other! :)

hugs and touchwood!

cheers!

abha

tulips said...

wow...lovely post!

Suki said...

kala teeka! And a big hug to Moppet and a light air-kissy to Munch :)

ss said...

Adorable pics in the previous post!

I think 3 months is a wonderful time too. I could eat li'l moppet up - he's so cute!

Tharini said...

And isn't it amazing how you can move from 3 and 30 so smoothly and still maintain your sanity?

Lovely lovely post and way of presenting his 3rd month.

Preethi said...

They are truly adorable. Lovely pics!!

chandni said...

wow! what a beautiful post!

and lovely pics too!

thelastbyte said...

3 cheers and 30 slobbery kisses to your delicious peas.

I want me another baby now!

--
Null Pointer

DotThoughts said...

what an utterly lovable post. Munch looks like he has the answers to everything and moppet looks like she is thinking to steps ahead!

Gauri said...

Lovely post Maggie :) and loved the pics :)

Love to the calm little one and the feisty tot :)

Kodi's Mom said...

Maggie, I loved this post to bits! god bless MnM :)

Cantaloupes.Amma (CA) said...

Loved loved it .... with such pride does a mom write about her kids!!

Shobana said...

How lovely!!! I loved teh first set of pics...shows their personalities :)

Nat said...

its been 3 months already? wow. beautiful kids both.

Fuzzylogic said...

Lovely post Maggie!Munch looks so peaceful and happy in the pics and Moppet is being just moppet,the little bright eyed mischief maker:) The pair is soo adorable. Is the horns a pre halloween prep?

By the way what's with the talk of disowning this twin huh?*boo hoo*
You still are the sweeter one of the two remember?:):)

IBH said...

wow - adorable it is Maggie..especially the first pic of munch...

dipali said...

Lovely. I can see mamma Maggie has her hands quite full!

Aryan said...

what a lovely cute post...
he is looking so cool
AM

Shibu said...

Very nice.
My wife is an avid follower of your blog :-)
She makes me J by referring to the fact that you are such a good writer.
True but somehow you don't like listening to such things from your wife...

Just thought I'd let you know...

Our daughter just completed 2. Hence can understand the emotions behind your posts.

Keep writing!

tessiewrites said...

now that is a beautiful poem :)
am too late here... :)

Squiggles Mom said...

I think he looks like you...hmm...pretty sure.
Loved the post, as always. See, God not only gave you different genders but different personalities too! How was Moppet at 3 months in comparison (I know we're not supposed to compare, but..).

Rohini said...

Very very (did I mention very?) nice post. It's amazing how much they change in two and a half years!

Sindhu said...

Love the pics! :) Their expressions are enough to tell everything you wrote about. Some day they'll read all this.. I love that thought!

Sue said...

I'll go with the utterly adorable... The boy is every bit as cute as he has any right to be but Moppet's turning out to be a real head-turner, isn't she? I love the pics in the previous post.

Poppins said...

Lovely lovely post..

Anti jinx please!

Collection Of Stars said...

Lovely post :)
The pics say it all.

Shankari said...

You said it so well! The pics are positively adorable - Munch looks a lot like you I think :)

the mad momma said...

what a lovely post Maggie!! too cute.

Maggie said...

Thankee all!

Just Like That said...

I didn't know whether to go awww..at Munch or laugh with/at Moppet in this post. Only you could have done this, Mags. :-D
Lovely post. And Moppet looks so girlish and demure in that last pic. Big Hug to the girl and a flying kiss to the boy.