On the eve of the twins' second birthday, I am counting my blessings that we've made it here (somewhat in one piece), and also noting that I'm seeing more of the "built-in friend" interaction between the girls. Just from today, here are some photos that show their blooming play skills .... we've got the "copycat" idea here, and the "let me check out what you're doing" thing, and the usual "fighting over the same spot" concept, and the "I'm going to push you, in a slightly mean way" going on here too. And the peek-a-boo game. All this adds up to what my twin friends have told me: twins can be easier to raise than singletons sometimes. Just not in the first two years.