Monday, March 30, 2009

The Same, Yet Different

Caleb and Matthew, that is. They are very much alike...both blonde haired, both love to eat yogurt, both love to play "chase" with Sam, both love to be tickled, both don't like to have their diaper changed, both are all smiles when they wake up, both can eat their body weight in spaghetti & meatballs (okay, maybe I am exagerrating - but, they do eat a lot of it), they both LOVE splashing in the bathtub, and they both don't like green beans.

They have shared the same "space" since they were conceived...a womb, a crib, and a room. They are beginning to really enjoy playing with one another. Caleb and Matthew have their own version of "hide and seek" they like to play in their room. One of them will hide behind the curtains, and the other will giggle wildly when the "hider" reveals his face. It's so funny to watch. I pray that they will always be close friends...that all of my boys will treasure the special relationship between brothers.

While the twins share many things in common...they are individuals, for sure. Caleb is an avid reader - several times a day, he will bring a book us to read it to him. "Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?" and "Barney's Weather Book" are currently at the top of his reading list. He requires a little more reassurance from his Momma - needs to see me at all times, or at least know that I am easily reached. He needs more hugs, kisses, snuggles...but, usually doesn't initiate affection. Well, except for the "open mouthed" kisses he has been giving me lately! How funny! Our dear friend, Phyllis, says that he has "the heart of an only child." {grin} This is so true! If he could have his parents undivided attention, he'd be in heaven! Caleb is famous for making this funny little face when he is very happy - he squints his eyes until they nearly disappear and cheeses the biggest grin. Funny! He loves that this makes our entire family giggle. Caleb is smaller than his twin brother - nearly 4 pounds lighter. His hair is lighter, too. He squeals more often - and much louder. Caleb falls asleep quickly...almost instantly. Caleb is a joy to our family...can't wait to see who he becomes as he grows.

Matthew makes a sweet little face when he is happy - scrunches up his little nose and squints his eyes. He "melts" in my arms when I pick him up...allowing his body to rest fully on mine and then pats my back with his pudgy little hand. This absolutely makes my heart soar. Matthew is a very dainty and polite eater - picking up one little piece of food at a time and being very patient in enjoying his meal. Matthew jabbers for a long time before finally falling's so sweet to hear his little voice on the monitor when I am cleaning up after lunch. Matthew has a temper...he growls when something is taken from him. It's a LOUD growl. He wants to let us know he is angry and means business. However, when things are made right in his world, he is thrilled! Matthew is very affectionate - he often comes running into my arms for a quick hug or a kiss. He is a great dancer - shaking his little bottom to the 'Ten Commandment Boogie" while I make dinner. Matthew likes to "sing" along with the worship music at church, too. He loves to be tickled, chased, and to play "peek a boo." Matthew is content much of the time...such a sweet dispostion. We can't imagine the Johnson fam without this little guy.

Two little blessings...and twice as nice. {grin}

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