They are sisters born Wednesday May 4, 2011. They were adopted into our family on Saturday July 16, 2011 from an amazing no-kill shelter in our area. They are 10 weeks old.
The shelter had 300!! cats for adoption. (They also had 100 dogs.) I wish I had taken a picture of the room these two were living in. It was kitty heaven. It was extremely clean and full of kitty toys, beds, climbing posts and kitties. We spent a couple of hours there picking out which kittens we wanted to take home, and then waiting for the shelter to send someone to drive by our house to check it out (apparently part of their check before letting people adopt their pets).
The cats are allowed to roam freely in their room during the day when staff and volunteers are there to care for them and show them to potential adopters. Then, at night they are kenneled in very nice crates. Because the kittens are out and playing with each other and people all day, seven days a week they are extremely well socialized.
They already have their kitten shots and a microchip. The adoption fee includes pre-paying to bring them back when they are four months old to have them spayed. At that time they will get their final kitten shot and at that point they will be up to date on their shots for a year. They sent us home with two kitten sized litter boxes and a scoop, a bag of the food they had been feeding the kittens, two collars, and two toys. If we hadn't brought our own carrier they would have had a cardboard carrier for us too. I really was impressed.
I'll share more details about their introduction to the children later. For now I have two kittens to go play with.