With help from a nanny, Julia Roberts takes her twins Hazel and Phinnaeus into town in Taos, N.M. Husband Danny Moder went along for the trip out, and another assistant carried the second baby (inset).
02/21/2005 at 05:00 PM EST
Julia Roberts and husband Danny Moder have never taken a shine to the Hollywood party circuit; it's quite possible they've never even met Paris Hilton. But this past New Year's Eve, the couple no doubt stayed up all night. As usual, they celebrated the holiday with a few friends and family members at their Taos, N.Mex., ranch. But also in the house were two high-maintenance additions to the party: twins Phinnaeus Walter and Hazel Patricia, born in the wee hours of Nov. 28. Although they arrived premature, at around 5 lbs. each, and remained at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles under doctors' care for eight days, the twins were taken home on Dec. 6 in good health. Which means, of course, that they were fully equipped to do what twins do best: demanding double feedings, twice as many diaper changes and night shifts that go on all night. The Moders may have greeted 2005 at dawn, but they did it without horns or hangovers.
Still, the sleepless nights haven't diminished the famous hearty laugh or transformed Roberts, 37, into anything one might call matronly. "Since these babies were born, she's never been happier," says a friend of the actress's.