Elvis Costello and Diana Krall introduce their twins, Dexter Henry Lorcan and Frank Harlan James

09/30/2007 at 02:52 PM ET

Dianakrallelviscostello0334_cbbAlthough we got a quick peek at them back in May, singer/songwriters Elvis Costello, 53, and Diana Krall, 42, officially introduce their fraternal twin sons in this week’s issue of People magazine. Dexter Henry Lorcan and Frank Harlan James made their debuts on December 6th, 2006, and are now 9 months old.

Click below for the photos and interview highlights.

(Diana with Dexter, above.)

Diana may refer to her twin sons as ‘lovely, funny, good boys‘ but they’re also known by another nickname — her ‘carny kids.’ Starting when they were 6-months-old, the boys joined mom for a three month tour in promotion of The Very Best of Diana Krall. On the tour bus, equipped with two cribs left over from the Dixie Chicks and their brood, Diana got a little crazy with some classic children’s songs. She jokes,

I’m practicing the smoky, sexy, Scotch-infused tones of ‘The Wheels on the Bus.’ The wheels on the bus went round and round and round for, like, 18 hours a day [while we were on the road].

While the boys enjoy mashed papaya and salmon (two favorites), Diana and Elvis tend to keep everything other than food laid-back and low-key.

There’s this book I picked up in England called something like, ‘A Healthy, Calm, Content Household with Twins.’ It’s like, 7 am, open up the curtains, feed them, 11 am, close the curtains, put them in their beds…You need a whistle and a stopwatch!

Diana reveals that she is back to her pre-pregnancy form thanks to cutting out sugar and dairy and practicing yoga. She also credits her sons:

I’m lifting 22 lbs babies all day!


(Elvis with Frank, above.)

Elvis likes to play songs for the boys on his guitar, and between that and being on tour, Diana thinks Dexter and Frank may have picked something up — applauding their parents.

If we just walk into the room, they start clapping. We didn’t train them to do that for applause!

Diana reveals a pet-peeve that is the bane of many a mommy’s existence — the high-pitched squeaky voices emitted from many infant toys. However, Diana has a solution.

I think I’m going to audition for Fisher-Price, so parents just don’t go mental.


Source: People, October 8th issue, p. 114-115

FILED UNDER: Babies , Multiples , News

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Ana on

Gosh, how cute chubby babies, ahahah.

Ivey on

Are they identical? They look it.

Sarah’s note: They are fraternal. (Thanks to CBB reader Karen for emailing us that fact!)

Robin M. on

I am a huge Diana Krall fan. I’m so happy for them – their boys are adorable.

holly on

they look like their mom…their just darling!!

Jaren on

My goodness- what beautiful children. Don’t they make an adorable little family?

Kate on

Fraterna. Diana said so in another interview.

gianna on

They are cute, and even though not identical they do look a lot alike.

bella mama on

they are absolutely gorgeous! what a beautiful family!

KW on

I’m so happy for all of them! I love DK, and I had to laugh at the baby toys comment. If only all the toys sounded as lovely as Diana’s voice!

Aitch on

And excellent names!!!

Sarah F. on

My husband and I love Elvis and I am a huge fan of Diana as well… her music reminds me of the period DH and I met so it’s very cool to me that we’re all doing the “baby” thing at the same time.

DL on

Ahaha, chubbawubbas! Such cute babies and I also like Diana Krall very much.

sigh on

Cute. I love the name Dexter.

Marie on

How cute! I’m so hapy for Elvis and Diana.

Geneva G. on

Another photo from the same People article.

Jenny on

They are way too cute!! Awe!!

anita on

How humbling they must feel when their children applaud them like fans. ha

I didn’t read the story in People, so it’s nice to see a lovely set of photos of the Mcmanus clan.

Here’s to their best! (*tink* goes her glass)