Friday, October 16, 2009

A day in the life

I promise I will update with some pics but I had to document this day:

It starts with the kids not getting up until 8:15 and it is, of course, my day to car-pool (we usually leave at 8:30). I let them eat half their breakfast and then pull them kicking and screaming out of their high chairs to change diapers and dress them. Have to pack a lunch for J&J in case we're out, organize the house for the cleaning ladies (which is a much harder task than it sounds) and load the spare car seat into the car. Not to mention the fact that I'm already miserable b/c the weather is in the 30's...rainy and cold and I didn't have time for coffee. Kids have no coat or shoes actually ON them because there was no time...but I did bring them.

Get Brooke to school and rush over to the library to meet Jared's EI teacher. Get J&J out of the car to find out that the library is CLOSED! Have to load them, um wrestle them, back into the car, screaming again to go to our new location- Barnes and Noble. Get them back to the train table and someone smells ripe. Take Jenna to the bathroom and change her. Get back out to Jared and Miss Merion to find that I need to go back to the bathroom with Jared. I break the tabs off of the clean diaper as I'm changing Jared and hope that no one poops because I realize that in my morning rush, I did not restock the diaper bag and need to use my last one.

Jared and I go back to the train table to find that Jenna has pooped AGAIN! At this point I have already spent 15 minutes in the smelly, dirty B&N bathroom and am hoping that I have a spare in the car. Out in the rain to the car in my too long pants that are now soaking on the bottom- damn short legs. Luckily, I have an extra diaper. Third trip to the bathroom...ok everyone is clean and smelling like roses!

EI session is over because our whole hour was spent actually getting to the location or in the bathroom and yet I'm ok with that b/c other than diaper changes I was picking up books that they kept throwing wildly off the shelves. Rush back home to meet Brooke's ride home to find that I can't go home yet b/c the cleaning ladies are still there and the floors are wet. So I take three miserable, tired kids out to lunch and grocery shopping! I am a glutton for punishment!

Along the way I find out that my dad is home with the flu (hmmm, swine?) and can't babysit so that I can get a much needed color/cut at the salon. Mike promises me he'll be home in time. I have my US weekly all ready!

4:05 I find out that Mike is an hour from home and I'm already 5 minutes late for my appt. PMSing and totally annoyed I go in to get the kiddos up from their nap to find that Jenna has taken her pants off, thrown her diaper over to Jared who seems utterly confused because taking his own diaper off has never occurred to him, and she has peed all over her freshly changed sheets and bunny-bear. No clean sheets. I have to ghetto-wrap a twin sized flat sheet around her crib mattress.

What a day.

I sit here now, hair appt rescheduled, kids in bed, apology sushi and wine, clean house...everything is OK!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Playing Catch-up

So much has happened since my last post. Ummm, just about a WHOLE year....between the my moms of multiples board, facebook, and real life...I never have time to update the blog and not really sure if anyone reads it anyway. If you do, please feel free to leave a comment...Amy that means you b/c I think you're the only one.

Really it's the mobility factor more than anything that leaves me no for the things I would like to do. As soon as these kiddos started crawling around 7 months and walking around 11 months our world completely changed. Life with two walking twins and a 4 year old is definitely challenging. I knew this was coming and appreciated every minute of their stationary, sleep-filled, bottle-drinking newborn days. Now, they're all going different directions and are into everything. If I'm not scraping food off the tile, I'm picking up things they throw over the balcony, pulled out of the cabinets, dumped out of the laundry basket, or picked out of the trash. They all have blossoming personalities and opinions and moods!

I love seeing the little people they are becoming. Brooke- mommy's little helper, miss independent who is so smart and strong willed and sassy. She amazes me everyday with the things she knows and is learning in school. She's writing her name, knows all of her letters and letter sounds can spell, knows many of the states and facts about them. and is actually spelling and reading some words. She has such a good heart and wants to make sure everyone is taken care of and is always in the know.

Jared, my quiet, laid back little guy who waits until he is sure he can do something before he even attempts it rather than trying and making mistakes. He went from taking one step for 2 months to fully walking. He loves to know what everything is and has been saying "what's that" long before "mama". He is so much like his daddy- not a care in the world, likes to just hang out and watch what's going on. He's loves animals, balls, and anything he can throw or bang. He's also my flirt and loves to flash his smile and baby blues, engaging anyone who is willing to pay attention.

Jenna is my snuggle bug. She always wants to hug and kiss and is filled with so much love for her family especially "booke"(Brooke) and "rarry" (Jared). She is talking so much now and it's so cute hearing her say full sentences. She truly loves life and is always laughing and smiling. She is such a girly girl and is already into hair clips, purses, princess crowns, shoes, cell phones and baby dolls.

So far, at 18months it is my favorite age because of all the cute things they are doing but it has also been the most challenging.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Hershey Park

We decided to take the kiddos to Hershey Park last weekend to see the Christmas lights. Brooke was psyched of course because of her love of chocolate, inherited of course from me. I was a little nervous about the cold. I had a snowsuit for Jenna but had to go buy one for Jared. I am so sick of the boy clothes that have to have either trains or dinosaurs, or sports stuff on them. I found one plain snowsuit but it was thin and didn't seem too warm for a day outdoors. Next to it was a very fuzzy warm but very ridiculous looking blue puppy dog snowsuit complete with ears and tail. Function had to win out over fashion with this one for a day outdoors in 40 degree weather. I think Jared almost cried when I bought it. The look on his face when it was actually on him said it all. I will torture him with these photos when he's a teen. He looked so goofy but so stinkin' cute at the same time and it kept him soo so warm.

We had a great day and the weather was freezing but we had so much fun doing the rides and seeing the lights that it wasn't too bad. And the chocolate was fabulous!

Friday, December 19, 2008

One proud mommy

My little girl amazes me everyday. Most recently it was seeing her up on stage in her first dance recital. She danced to "Pajama Time". She did a great job and I couldn't be prouder!

I should also mention that after the show we saw Santa there and although he did seem to enjoy talking to the kiddies...he REALLY enjoyed talking to GG. He was actually hitting on her! He "made" her sit on his lap and even sang to her. He couldn't remember Brooke's name but surly remembered my grandmothers. Hmmm, Santa needs a new Mrs. Claus?

Santa, better watch that hand!

Jenna was fascinated with his beard.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

A Little Behind...

Ever since Jared and Jenna turned 6 months my life has gotten super busy. I don't know where my days go and by 8pm I am exhausted. Luckily they are still on a good schedule. I still get everyone to nap at the same time everyday which buys me some alone time, except that it is usually spent vacuuming up Cheerios and scraping dried banana goo off the tile. But, I wouldn't have it any other way. Both babies are mobile now, Jenna does a traditional crawl and is cruising the furniture and Jared has gotten really good at his army crawl and is starting to pull up on things. They are really beginning to understand things we say to them and Brooke is still their favorite person. They're waving hi/bye and beginning to clap and I LOVE the spontaneous open mouth slobbery kisses I get!
Now that I have my Mac back I'm going to try to keep more current.

Update some pictures...

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Drinking and Driving

There is something seriously wrong with this picture. While Mike was cutting the grass over the weekend, Brooke, deciding to be very helpful, offered him a beer by driving it over to him in her Escalade. Completely her idea. Still, let's look at the positives: 1) She chose a Lager and not one of the crappy beers in the fridge and 2) She made sure to put the seat belt on the bottle of beer, just in case she got pulled over. Mike declined the beer and sent her back to the house to mix him a jack & coke.