Two years

Two years and one day ago, I took this photo:

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Two years ago, at 4:03 pm and at 4:15 pm, Henry and Eleanor were born, respectively.

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Eleanor in the foreground, Henry in the background

I thought they’d be tiny and baffling forever.

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Look at how skinny their arms and legs are.

It’s been an amazing two years. I’ve learned a lot. I’ve been terrified a lot. I have not slept much.

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Eleanor dreams of octopus attack
Eleanor dreams of octopus attack
Henry holds his pacifier in
Henry holds his pacifier in
Their first christmas
Their first christmas
I figure out how to feed them with one hand
I figure out how to feed them with one hand
Happy guy
Happy guy

 

Skeptical gal
Skeptical gal

 

Eleanor protecting Henry
Eleanor protecting Henry

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There are two babies in this photo
There are two babies in this photo
Suddenly they were pulling up and standing
Suddenly they were pulling up and standing
Playing in a peapod during their first birthday party
Playing in a peapod during their first birthday party
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Their first trip to DisneyLand (fun fact, that very morning, I sent in my acceptance letter to Automattic)
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Visiting Hawaii (Eleanor on her cousin Adelaide’s lap)
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“Hiking” in a rainforest in Hawaii
Henry, Eleanor, Cooper, Adelaide (there is only one pro in the bunch you'll notice)
Henry, Eleanor, Cooper, Adelaide (there is only one pro in the bunch you’ll notice)
Family photos on the beach
Family photos on the beach

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Their second Easter
Their second Easter
Henry's second trip to the ER
Henry’s second trip to the ER
Paper bag monster
Paper bag monster
A very stylish gilly
A very stylish gilly
He's trying, and that's what counts
He’s trying, and that’s what counts
Sitting with my mom
Sitting with my mom
Seconds to blast off (I assume)
Seconds to blast off (I assume)
Flying to North Dakota to pick up Bob
Flying to North Dakota to pick up Bob
Henry ate a lot of rocks in Duluth
Henry ate a lot of rocks in Duluth
Like, a lot of rocks.
Like, a lot of rocks.

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And just like that, they’re two.

TL;DR is they did get big, but continue to be baffling.

I love them very much.

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