They are just about in the same size clothing. Sofia is at the top of 18 months, but can wear 24 months and Mila is in 24 months. I think Sofia is only a few pounds behind Mila...she caught up quick! We get the twin question often when out in public. Sometimes I've learned it's just easier to say "yup" and keep walking. It's a tough call because if I am honest and say "no, they're not twins," then I hear "Oh, how far apart?" And when I'm honest again and say "6 months," then I hear........CRICKETS.......paired with a bewildered look. Shawn actually told one secretary in a doctor's office that I have two uteruses.....jokester! And I'm quite certain she believed him. In all honesty though, sometimes I feel like sharing their story and feel like it may really make a difference to the person asking...sometimes I know that God is using their story to touch others...and other times I just feel like I don't want to tell every stranger on the street "they're adopted." As they get older that will be their story to share, not mine. It's a part of who they are but not everything they are! So I admit, sometimes I lie and just say "yup" to the twin question because it's just easier sometimes! It doesn't matter if they're dressed alike or not anymore, the question still comes just as often either way because they are almost the same size and they both have blond hair and blue eyes and some similar facial features. I don't think they look much alike at all, but I'm their mama and I've memorized every freckle, every dimple, and every curve!
Mila loves kissing her babies...
Sofia would rather eat pizza....
Sofia agreed to try to be gentle with the baby....(I said try!)
Mila is looking at her like "wow who knew ya had it in you to be gentle with that baby!"
Sofia says "All done Mom, I have better things to do!"
Mila is sweet and gentle....all girl!
And Sofia is a tom boy for sure! She has more fun turning chairs upside down and being rough and tumble!
"I don't got no time to play with babies!"
As you can see from the abundance of pictures of the back of Sofia's head, she's hard to catch on camera since she's all over the place! They are so so different from one another, but they are the same in that they are LOVED and valued and cherished....they are daughters and sisters, part of a FAMILY! Two little girls from the same city thousands of miles away, united under one roof with one family....I still can't believe it sometimes! I'm thankful they have one another to
torture learn from and grow up with!