Saturday, October 27, 2007

What a difference a year makes

Matt and Will- 6 months

The boys had their 18 month check-up this week. They are absolutely healthy and totally normal as far as developmental milestones, which means they bite, hit and say "no" like any other 18 month-old. This normal business rocks.

Will and Matt- 18 months

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Sunday, October 21, 2007

Week in Review

Some highlights from the past week:
1. Matt got shoved by a girl who's three months younger than he is. He stayed on his feet but burst into tears. Word has already spread around the neighborhood and he's the butt of all the cool kids' jokes.
2. After slowly coming to terms with the fact that my kids will be iron deficient, non-meat eaters for the rest of their lives, their Gran and Papa made a huge discovery. Matt and Will gobbled up a smoked turkey leg. As in the kind that can be found at your local county fair or arts and crap show.
3. The proceeds from my wildly unsuccessful M.O.M.s sale were used to purchase Matt and Will their first vehicles- matching 2007 Little Tykes cozy coupes. Life is sweet.

4. We had a near disaster this weekend when Matt and Will discovered we were down to one racquetball in the house. Needless to say, after an evening run to Wal-Mart, we now have 6 new balls, 2 content boys and 1 relieved mom.

5. Chris and I got to see our second movie in a year. I picked "We Own the Night" thinking it would be your run-of-the-mill crime drama and ended up shedding tears. This becoming a parent thing is totally for the birds sometimes. No one warned me about the possibility of uncovering emotions I didn't think I possessed.
6. This week I will be renewing the same library book for the 8th consecutive time. That's 16 weeks I'll have had the darn book. I'm going to give up on reading anything past the two year-old reading level from here on out.

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Monday, October 8, 2007

Dancing Kings

So one week into my blog-every-day-for-a-month plan, and I already failed. Which is great, because now I can go back to blogging twice a month. The pressure is off. Now my dad can sleep at night knowing that daily blogging is not taking time away from my family. He actually suggested I COOK dinner a couple of times a week in lieu of blogging. That's just so funny to me. Why would I want to cook dinner?
Today I put on the boys' CD and asked them to dance. The result? Matt might be a future Lord of the Dance!

Saturday, October 6, 2007

Matt wears his sunglasses at night

So far I've made a whopping $60.50 between the M.O.M.'s members only sale and the garage sale this morning. They still haven't tallied the sales from the public sale, but I'm not expecting much. To help ease the pain, I ate my way through a plate of Oolang sea bass from PF Chang's and then put some sunglasses on Matt. Who knew it could provide such entertainment.

Friday, October 5, 2007

Why is it that fake floral arrangements, used baby bottles and cheap vases sell like hotcakes, while beautifully maintained baby clothing gets passed over? The numbers aren't in yet, but we did not fare well at the consignment sale. So what am I doing tomorrow? I'm slashing my already low prices and trying to get rid of roughly 250 items at my best friend's garage sale.

And then from this point on, I will only purchase Matt and Will two outfits each per season and throw them away when their time is up (the outfits, not the kids). I just don't know if I can take this kind of disappointment again.

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Small Fall Sale

Tonight we set up for our local M.O.M.'s club fall sale. It's the "small" sale as opposed to the "big" spring sale. All I have to say is I better rake in the big bucks, because the amount of work that goes into sorting, tagging, hanging, pinning, and arranging makes me want to just give away every last piece of clothing. It's a good thing my mom did 75% of the work, especially since she purchased 75% of the wardrobe. It's her fault we're in this mess in the first place.
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Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Mother's Day 2007

I am happy to report that Chris has finally purchased my Mother's Day gift. It's a good thing neither one of us is into celebrations of any kind, otherwise he may be a single father to twin toddlers.

So behold the mother's rings that I asked for one week prior to Mother's Day after a flyer from the jewelry store appeared in his golf tournament goodie bag (smart jeweler). The flyer boasted that the handcrafted rings could be ready in less than one week- just in time for the special day. Of course EVERY day is Mother's Day in our house, so celebrating it on October 2 should have come as no surprise.

There's just one slight problem with my new rings. The saleswoman convinced me to get a smaller size. They are incredibly uncomfortable, so the only finger they fit is my wedding finger. I'm going to have to get them resized, otherwise I'll look like I'm married to 2 cheapskates who feel I am only worthy of sterling silver.
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Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Lofty Goal

I have this crazy idea to try to blog every day in October. Part of the reason I don't already do this is because I don't feel like I have enough "material" to warrant writing every day. I certainly don't want to bore my audience- all three of you. But one of my blogworld heros is LauraC, a fellow twin mom, who manages to blog M-F. I have loved keeping up with her.

In order to accomplish my goal, I'll need some help from some of you out there. So, if there is any topic that you'd like to hear about, any questions you have, please leave a comment or e-mail me (or call me, dad).

The picture today is from a couple of weeks ago at Matt and Will's first tailgate party. They happen to tailgate on the front lawn of a fraternity house. It's the closest they'll ever come to a frat party if I can help it.
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Monday, October 1, 2007

What makes Matt cry

A few weeks ago, Chris was strategizing in preparation for his first tailgate with the boys. I would be working that day, so he'd be on his own. He decided to pull out some of our baby gifts- namely the 2 backpacks disguised as leashes. Chris was smart enough to try them on the boys prior to taking them out in public. Here's the result for Matt.