Double Trouble

May 27, 2009

Last Saturday, I took Sarah and my nephew Aidan to the park to run around. These two are only 8 weeks apart and get along like two peas in a pod....they always have a great time together.

It was a beautiful sunny day, but REALLY hot. It only took 5 minutes before the sweat starting to run down my face. I knew that keeping up with one two year old had it's challenges, but keeping up with two....OH MY!!! I should have worn my running shoes instead of flip flops......

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They went from this.....

Aidan and Sarah (21 of 29)2wm700
To THIS.... in the first 5 seconds of our trip.

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And somehow I caught this brief moment.....I still am not sure how, but I did....I think it was the one and only split second that "DOUBLE TROUBLE" decided to sit still the entire hour and a half we were there. It is a little blurry, but it was the best I could do given their need for speed that afternoon.

I have a new found respect for those of you that have twins or two little ones close in age.......I don't know how you do it ALL DAY, EVERY DAY!!! I would definitely need to keep the caffeine pumping through my veins......and maybe a little red wine too:)


44 comments:

Sandy Toes said...

Such cuties....look like little "buddies"! How fun!
sandy toe

a Tonggu Momma said...

Love that last photo, Lisa. And we actually requested twins during our first adoption. Now I am so thankful that didn't happen! Heck, I need caffeine just being near of our friends with twins. The Tongginator's birthday party - with three sets of twins, plus other assorted friends - was enough to exhaust me. Heh.

Tammie T. said...

I LOVE!!!!!! the photo of the kids on the bench! SO SO sweet! Great job "catching" them!
Tammie (aka Amelia's aunt)

wife.mom.nurse said...

Came by for a smile...Thank you!

Marla said...

OMG, that second one is hysterical, look at those faces!!! They are too cute.

Our Complete Family said...

What a fun, fun, fun time they must have had chasing each other about! I can hear the giggles coming through your pics hun!
I need some red wine and my two are not close in age...is that a bad thing?!? ;)
Love and hugs, L

Felicia said...

Oh that is double cuteness!!

Courtney said...

The pictures are adorable. Don't you wish you could bottle up some of that energy to use for yourself.

Alicia W. said...

That is too cute! I love when families have kids so close in age. It makes for great moments like the one you had.

Lisa said...

I think lots of red wine, lol!!!

Great pictures! You are so good, I'm impressed!! : )

Sandra said...

I love that last picture!

M3 said...

Oh my gosh, the looks on their faces in that second photo -- priceless!!!

Hey what lens/camera settings did you use for that one? I have trouble getting both girls in sharp focus when they're moving that fast (and they're always moving that fast).

Sharie said...

Oh what fun! Your photos just get better every day - I don't know how you got that action shot but it is spectacular!

Briana's Mom said...

LOL! I love the look on Sarah's face in the second picture! Hmmm, I feel like I may have seen that same look on another little girl I know. :)

Aspiemom said...

What great pictures! I can just feel it in that second picture, but that last picture...that coquettish look on Sarah's face is just priceless!

Jboo said...

Sweet photos! Those two are so cute!! Watch out though -- I always thought the 3s were harder than the 2s! It is fun having cousins the same age!

Janet

Kate said...

Hey...do you remember Baywatch when the lifeguards would run down the beach in slow motion???? Yeah...I had forgotten that too until I looked at that second picture...

Perfection!

Casey said...

Seriously, Lisa. EVERY time I come to visit your blog I am blown away.... I love these pictures. The first two are hysterical!!! You really captured being two!

And I LOVE your daughter's outfit!! So cute.

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

TOOOO CUTE..
Love the photo of the kids on the bench..
I would love to have twins....
Bring them on..lol..
Have a great week..
Hugs..

carolinagirl said...

How cute are they sitting on that bench? I love it!

Shelly and Family said...

Oh Lisa...you are getting me a little nervous here after reading that post?!?!?!?!?! Annabelle and Benjamin are only 6 months apart & whenever I mention it to anyone/everyone I am told, "Oh it is going to be like having twins!" At first I was super excited, but after really thinking about the twin factor and knowing what my husband (who is a twin) put his mother through...I think I am in T-R-O-U-B-L-E! Yikes...DOUBLE Yikes!

BTW - LOVE the photo especially the one of the kiddos sitting on the bench! You captured a once-in-a-lifetime moment! Remember ~ you must come down when we move and I am booking you for our Christmas cards this coming year! (write me in!)

Kayce said...

Good times! I can just hear the squeals!

Jodee Leader said...

What a fun shoot in the park! I love, love, love the bench picture. I think it needs to be blown up and framed in your house. It is just precious!

Michelle said...

Love that bottom photo and the look on their faces in the second photo!! I bet they just had a ball together... although I would be worn out, too!

Wanda said...

Uh-huh - twins. (I'm an identical twin and we were the last of 5 kids in 5 and a half years. My poor Mommy!!!)

The third picture is just so serene. Really lovely!

(Glad you got into my troubled little blog.)

Wanda (At Last...)

Dita said...

Sarah looks amazing in all 3 of those photos. The first she's so angelic (and her hair looks so long and luscious!) the second she is just a little wild woman that the third..she is just so darned ADORABLE! Aiden looks tuckered out by Miss Sarah!

Great shots!

Missy said...

Precious pics of two cuties~!!! They look like they have a ball together. I admire your ability to get such great photos from "double trouble" :) I LOVE the bench picture...perfection!

Jennifer said...

They are way too cute!! Love the pictures, it really captured their moods :)Hope you are doing well!


Jen

Marla said...

Amen to that! Great photos, glad they had a great time.

Special K said...

Man.. your pics are gorgeous! Just breathtaking. You have a natural talent.

Jennifer said...

They are so cute! I love that last shot! I missed it on flickr somehow. So cute!

Lucy said...

oh my goodness, hilarious second photo!!! I can imagine how hard it was chasing after them AND trying to photograph them. Sure are cuties. :)

Keisha said...

Sweet Pics Lisa!
Yes.. Caffeine would be a must!

Debz said...

OK fist of all your nephew is simply adorable!
I love that action shot! That is a prize winner right there!
The last pic is stunning....I still like the action shot the VERY best! The look on your nephews face is sheer innocent testosterone!!!!
I LOVE IT!

Gail said...

Yikes...I can't imagine twins, change that to I CAN imagine twins! These are adorable, every one of them...the second one of your nephew's face is priceless!

Have a great weekend Lisa, it was wonderful speaking to you yesterday...:)

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

Girl, you are amazing! First of all, that you got those little guys to sit still even for one moment. But I am in love with that photo of them running....it is precious!
Carrie

Steffie B. said...

well I have 3 speed demons.....lol....and I have no idea how to get a decent pic of the 3 of them yet.....lol.....I love the bench shot...I think it is great! ;)

So tell me....are you coming to Chicago.....you must...you MUST!!! ;)

EllieNat said...

You crack me up! But you are right! It's caffeine till 11AM. A little wine in the evenings!

The Byrd's Nest said...

I love his little tongue sticking out as he is running fast;)

They are so precious and I love their little bare feet dangling from the bench...so sweet.

Patricia/NYC said...

Great photos! Love the 2nd one...you really captured that moment!

Oh I hear ya 'bout the caffeine!! We just got back from Disney & I think we RAN the entire time!! Now mommy & daddy need a vacation! lol!

jenbusymom said...

Great pics regardless! That's too funny! I love the second pic, it's hilarious! I totally hear you on the caffeine AND wine! It seems I'm constantly yelling at my two for something, mostly their fighting! And then, they stand up for each other, too funny! Oh, the gray hairs are starting!

You may very soon, have a little one on your hands too! :)

ED Blogger said...

You take really nice photos! :) and the kids are really adorable!

I like the last photo the most!

ReminisceHeirlooms said...

These pictures are beautiful.

Life with Kaishon said...

So adorable. I can't even stand it : )