When we went to Lagoon a few Saturdays ago with the kids we dressed all the kids in bright orange, and the boys in the exact same shirts. We got a lot of looks. We used to get people asking us if Xander and Maxton were twins all the time. I think they just assume now. Now, Griffin is getting tall enough that they might be assuming that they are triplets, which makes me laugh. When David was standing in line for the log flume with the boys, he overheard someone saying, "Just wait until they are all 18."
From left to right,
For comparison sake, I took this picture today. Aubrey of course could not be left out of the action. They will probably end up reverse birth order heights, with Xander being the shortest (short being a relative term in our family, height predictions for him put him at about 6'), and Griffin the tallest (he might make it as tall as 6'7"). At 5'9", I will probably end up the shortest, with Aubrey eventually passing me up.
That's just wrong.
From July 25, 2006
He's Catching Up
I took this photo of Maxton and Xander the other day after they went swimming. It totally cracks me up. They are built so differently, and they are both so stinkin' cute. Maxton now weighs more than Xander! Well, you can see where he keeps it! He has such a big belly and such a little bum that it's a wonder his pants stay up at all! Xander has the same problem, but for the opposite reason. He's so skinny everywhere they that won't stay up. Griffin is built like a beanpole, just like his oldest brother. I love looking at the similarities and differences in my kids. It's amazing to think they all came from the same two people.
Almost everytime we go out as a family, people ask if Max and Xander are twins. I can understand it. Max is pretty big for his age and Xander is about average. But it does get a little old to explain every time that they are 14.5 months apart. So, I told David I'm just going to start saying yes. Much simplier that way. Except that I can't make myself do it. I still go through the whole explaination!