Monday, January 25, 2010

This is what I found... the car this afternoon. 

Of course, I didn't find all the pieces already taped back together - I found each of the 15 pieces seperatly. 

This morning, Seth wanted very badly to bring his wallet with us to the children's museum.  I caved in, I mean...agreed... to let him take his wallet as long as he left it in the car.  So he did.

We had friends go to the museum with us.  On the ride back home, the kids were discussing money.  Seth had his paper money but Clayne didn't have any.

Upon asking Seth why he tore up his money, his answer was simple:

I was sharing with Clayne.

Well of course!  Why didn't I think of that?! 

After that response, I couldn't scold my child for wanting to share something!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Partners in Crime

These two little ones we've got running around this house tend to stay together.

I found them both in the pantry with an opened bag of cheetos - each baby had a cheeto in his hand about to put it in his mouth.

Of course I asked them what they were thinking...they can't have cheetos! 

Crazy babies!

Poor Me (, poor Seth?)

While doing the dishes today, I found myself screaming to Seth, "If you break things in our house, you're going to be in BIG trouble!!!!"

A few minutes later it was "Are you trying to break our drawers? You can't do that!!"

(And maybe there was some before that too...I'll chaulk it up to being a blur.)

*And just right this minute, I catch him playing with Thomas the Tank Engine while sitting up on our entertainment center.*

What's the deal?! 

I like to think that I was a more patient, less yelling mother - and I actually believe that I was when...
-I only had one child
-I worked during the day and was estatic to see Seth in the evenings
-I wasn't woken up to screaming at 3 in the morning (which did not settle down until about 4 in the morning)

Excuses, excuses, I know. 

This blog is just to let me re-group for the rest of the day...which I will acheive...after naptime. 

Saturday, January 9, 2010

One Step Closer...

My sweet baby boys are just another step closer to becoming toddlers.  Jack is beginning to make walking guestures. 

Last night while we were still sitting at the dinner table, Jack was standing at Jeremy's chair.  He took one had off Jeremy's chair and reached out to my chair, grabbing it and walking to it.  That's a little too close to walking, to me!

This is the footage I got this morning:

It's so fun seeing your kids learn new things and grow up. But these are our last two, so I just want to make sure that I'm enjoying every second out of twinfancy that I can.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Ian's New Trick

This came as a surprise as he has had no practice. It's cute and kind of funny to watch!

We live in a one story house but both sets of grandparents have two story houses. Looks like we'll be watching them just a little closer!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Was it something I said?

Wednesday was Seth's first dentist appointment.  I really like the pediatric dentist we saw and will definitely be going back.  He has no cavities...yea!  We also found out some interesting information while we were there - Seth has an extra baby tooth!  I know you're probably thinking "how in the world did you miss that?!"  Well it's a very easy mistake when you only count half the teeth in his mouth (on the opposite side of the extra one) and multiply that number by 2.  :)

So the point of this blog had nothing to do with Seth, but who can keep from talking about their kids??

While we were out of town at the dentist appointment, we went to the mall (yea again!).  I was pushing the twins around in American Eagle looking for a cute scarf.  On my way out, the two cute, young girls working there stopped me to talk about the twins. 

We went through the usual "aww, they're so cute! they don't look much alike. do twins run in your family? was it a surprise? you look really good - I can't believe you had twins." 

Since they were not busy and seemed to be interested in what I had to say, I, of course, had to stop them on that last comment and elaborate. 

I simply told them 'thank you' and explained that it actually was not a pretty sight. 

Their faces looked a bit curious, so I went on. 

Aside from the stretch marks, I explained that there was 'twin skin' which causes a wrinkled belly and just an overall different appearance.  One girl said that there are ways to fix that in which I replied that a tummy tuck could be a possibility (if that money tree will ever take root in our backyard!).  When I said that, she kind of wrinkled her nose like she didn't understand. 

Then I went on my spill about how nobody ever told me that your body could look like this (and so young!).  I always thought that if you just lost your weight and got back into shape after kids, you would look the same. 


I think the last thing I said kind of made one of the girls nauseas.  She put her hand on her tummy and had concern/fear in her eyes.

I figured that was a good time to leave.  :)

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Battery Operated Momma

I feel like I run on batteries these days.

When I'm all charged up, I'm productive, motivated, well organized, I think clearly, I feel good about myself, I get my 'job' done, I have more patience with my children (and husband).  I just overall feel like a great person.  Like I'm on track with what I am supposed to be accomplishing.

But when those batteries run down, I'm tired, unproductive, a piddler (especially on the computer), a procrastinator, easily frustrated, cannot think straight, overwhelmed.  I feel horrible about myself when I get like this.

Now when the batteries die...  well...  let's just say, poor Jeremy.

I'm off to use the last bit of energy left to do the dishes and put myself in bed.

Making Money

Jeremy and I have tried to explain to Seth over the last several months that, even if we don't want him to go, daddy has to go to work to make money so that we can live in our house, drive our cars, buy food, clothes and toys.
This afternoon Seth was talking to daddy about it again.  I chimed in and said, "If daddy doesn't go to work, we won't be able to live in our house or drive our car.  We'll have to live in a box and walk everywhere!"

As Jeremy was walking out the door to go to work and Seth was playing with his toys, Seth says, "Try to make some money daddy so we can drive our car and walk!"

I think he's starting to get it.  :)

Monday, January 4, 2010

Blast From the Past

For Christmas, Seth got a dog that does something.  (We aren't exactly sure what the dog does as we have still not put batteries in him.) 

On the dog's head, right above its eyes, is a sensor thing (I'm quite the descriptor, huh?).  It looks very odd and out of place - don't you think?

Jeremy asked what that odd thing on the dog's head was, and I told him it was probably a sensor for light or something.

When I was younger, I had a stuffed animal that made a giggley sound and flashed it's lighted eyes when the lights were turned out.  So every night when my parents turned my lights out, this stuffed animal did this.

Ringing a bell to anyone?

Me neither. 

So I searched for 1980s toys.  Nothing.

I searched for green hooded stuffed animals.  Nothing.

I searched for light sensor stuffed animals.  Nothing.

(Don't laugh at me.  Does it really matter if my talent isn't internet searching?)

So Jeremy searched...and found it on his first try.  Lucky!  And here it is (mine had a green hood):

It's called Chubbles.  Did any of you have one as a child?  I know I can't be the only one!

In the process of looking for Chubbles, we ran across a list of popular toys in the 1980s.  It was fun looking back on it.  I remembered my glo worm, cabbage patch kids, pillow people, puffalumps, guess who and girl talk games, rainbow brite and pound puppies.  Jeremy remembered He Man, slime pits, smurfs, and several others. 

Just a neat childhood memory!  I wonder what our kids will look back on with fond memories?

Just as a side-note - Jeremy found this on eBay UK and it's entire title is "Vintage Chubbles Chiggles Light Sensitive 1980's Toy."  I'm not quite 26 years old.  How can a toy I played with as a child be entitled vintage?!  Seems like that word is used pretty loosely!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Resolutions Overrated

The thing that most frustrates me about the New Year is everyone's "resolutions." 

What good is it to make a resolution only to forget about it a few weeks into the new year?

Therefore, I resolved many years ago not to make any resolutions for New Years.

Instead of pointless resolutions, whether well-meaning or otherwise, I think it's important to take the New Year as a time to evaluate your life past in order to better your future. 

My life up to this point has been full of blessings!  God has blessed me with a great family, husband, children, friends, church, home, jobs, and so much more.  I am forever thankful for that!

This past year brought our two newest blessings to our family - Jack and Ian.  How we've made it this far into our lives with twinfants, I'll never know.  But what an exciting year it has been!  I am very thankful that I was able to stay at home with our children (even though that "job" is not an easy one!). 

Looking into this next year, I am anxious to see where God takes us in our journey.  It's always amazing to look back on our lives and see such a neat path that He created for us and knowing that we sometimes felt lost in it.  Nonetheless, the path was always perfect!

This year for Seth, we started reading a Bible "story" a night (thanks to Marsha, a twin mom friend :)).  The book has over 200 Bible "stories" from Genesis to Revelations.  Since I forgot about it January 1st (see why I don't do resolutions?!), we started it last night.  I'm excited to begin teaching Seth about the important things in life and he actually 'get' it. 

Will post more pictures later.  Maybe I'll get a really cool camera this year so my pictures can be all sharp and shiny.  :)

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Unloading Thoughts

First of all, I cannot believe what a blogger-slacker I've been. I am terribly behind. I constantly think about things I want to blog about but lack of time and knowing there are so many topics just overwhelms me.

So, as I lay in bed typing this short blog from my iPod, I am just going to make a blogging to-do list so that I can finally put my thoughts to rest and go to sleep like everyone else in my house.

Things to blog about (in no specific order):
•new years resolutions/thoughts
•Ian's new trick
•wonderful shoes
•hockey with the honey
•working out
•update on the boys

With all of the technology, I guess just having an old fashioned pencil and paper on the nightstand has been replaced with a mini computer!

I truely hope everyone has had a wonderful year so far!

(please ignore any spelling/grammatical errors as I am typing thison my iPod) :)