This is a recent image of Miriam, my 18 month-old twin. I’m not gonna go all daddy sloppy about how damn beautiful she is. But you get my drift. She gets the hang of the camera and poses for it. Adin, the other twin, marches right up to the camera and tries to grab it from me.
I took both kids out for a walk to Madrona Beach on Lake Washington yesterday. They both appear to have discovered the water for the first time. When they saw me throwing sticks into the lake for our dog, Gede, Miriam spent the next 40 minutes doing little else but throwing her own sticks into the Lake. Then she’d bring sticks over the Gede and, instead of thowing them for her, she held them right under Gede’s mouth (Gede was naturally not interested). Miriam thought it would be nice to give Gede the stick rather than make her go retrieve it. Gede, being a retriever, had other ideas.
When it was time to go Miriam let me know in no uncertain terms that she wasn’t happy leaving her new-found watery playground.