Leap day twins born in Manitoba
'It's going to save us some money so we won't have a party for four years' time,' grandpa jokes
A Manitoba family welcomed a rare addition to their family yesterday — twins born on leap day.
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The twins were due on Feb. 21. Jordan weighed in at seven pounds, eight ounces, and Jessa weighed seven pounds, nine ounces.
"Very exciting — everybody can't wait to meet them, to see them," said Peter Chartrand, now a grandpa to seven grandchildren.
He said he initially wasn't keen on the twins being born on leap day.
While they didn't stick to the original schedule, Chartrand said he was still overcome with emotion when his grandchildren entered the world.
"As soon as I [saw] them everything went out the window. I was overcome with joy and love and happiness," he added. "It's going to save us some money so we won't have a party for four year's time," he said with a laugh.
"They'll both eventually come home to make a visit in Skownan First Nation," he said. "These are our angels. They are a blessing to us and all our family and everybody can't wait to meet them."
Meanwhile grandmother Linda Chartrand said she can't wait for her grandchildren to start getting into trouble.
"Double of everything," she said. "I'm happy; can't wait to chase them around, run up and down the halls."
Jessa and Jordan are the first set of twins in the Chartrand family.