Call him Grandpa Aanestad - again.
Sen. Sam Aanestad doubled his pleasure Tuesday with the birth of twin girls to his son, Erik, and daughter-in-law, Tiffani Aanestad.
Aanestad, who did not yet know the girls' names this morning, said they weighed 5 pounds 12 ounces and 5 pounds 3 ounces, respectively. The twins were born one minute apart, about 8:15 p.m.
"We're just ecstatic," Aanestad said. "What a blessing."
Aanestad said he wasn't able to attend the birth because "I was afraid I'd get caught in the snowstorm."
The Penn Valley Republican and his wife, Susan, have four other grandchildren by their two daughters.