Tuesday, June 30, 2009


Avocado has been a staple food for all of our children! We have family members that believe it is the avocado that makes our children smart and agile. I wonder if Simon will get the same benefits, since I'm not sure if he actually eats any of it! He does have very soft skin...

Friday, June 26, 2009

Look what I can do...

"Hmmm, if I just put one leg up, then the other..."

"Oh yes, standing on a chair I'm cool!"

"Ohhh so busted, but she ain't seen nothin' yet. You want to take pictures lady- watch this!"

"What a pretty view, now where are those rabbits they keep talking about?"

Bathtime fun...

With 4 in the tub there is barely room for water, but it is very efficient and pretty damn cute!

However things get a little wild- I really hope that is just water Abby!

"I'll wash myself thank you!"

"Do you like my hat?"

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Oh Yeah I have a Blog...

So I guess I have been busy, since I haven't blogged in so long. Sorry folks these damn kids really are a lot of work sometimes. I know they have done some cute things and there have been funny stories to tell, but you think I can remember...
Here what hasn't escaped my memory.
  • I had a bit of a meltdown and started ripping down the UGLY wallpaper in my kitchen, it is amazing how therapeutic monotonous activities can be!
  • Sophia scored this great goal in soccer, a real shot, not an accidental goal like most of them are. She saw Rich on the side line ran up to him screaming and pointing to him"THAT WAS FOR YOU DADDY, THAT WAS FOR YOU!!!" He would never admit it, but he may have shed a happy tear. It was so cute!
  • Abby is starting to potty train herself, she does well as long as I don't mention it at all. If I speak of it she refused to enter the bathroom. Figures, I don't know why I thought it would be any different than everything else-Abby's way or no way!
  • We went to a family reunion thing for Rich's family. We see these folk about once a year, so Abby doesn't know them. The first hour Abby sat and watched from the side then she sat on her Mima's lap and said "Mima, why are we here?" She is her father's child. But by the end she was leading cousins by the hand and charming them to bring her to the playground.
  • Simon and Charlie are A YEAR OLD next month. WOW! I can't believe it! They are great, all over the place climbing and almost walking, Charlie can walk he just doesn't know it yet! They look more and more different everyday especially since Charlie is about 2 pounds bigger than Simon. People don't believe me that they are twins. Funny, I didn't want identical, but I didn't want people to think they had different fathers!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

NO pictures for this story!!!!

My life is not glamorous and often times it is monotonous-but every once in awhile there is a moment, hour or even a full day that really livens things up! I'm sure your expecting a loving story about my beautiful children and how smart, sweet and adorable they are- well not this time. This time you get full explicit details and a mental picture of my real life!

Picture bath time 2 nights ago... I hadn't showered that day (maybe 2 days), so I decided a girls shower (myself included) would be the most efficient way to go. We make our way upstairs and take off our clothes...then the questions/comments begin! Sophia is currently obsessed with anatomy and likes to talk about it. You all know what happens in a shower so I won't bore you with those details, but I have decided to share with you the comments I heard during this 10-15 minutes.
  • "Ewww I see your girly hair Mommy" says Sophia-maniacal giggles follow from both girls.
  • "Do you pee in your hair-Eww pee girly hair? asks Sophia while attempting to look as I pee.
  • "Since you shave your legs you should shave that, it's gross"
  • "Your butt is in my face, Abby look at my butt" Sophia says while smacking her ass and wiggling it in Abby's direction.
  • "oh Mommy you smell like a princess, a naked, hairy princess" more maniacal laughter and a SMACK to my boob- more giggles.
  • "I peed" says Abby- Followed by screams of "GROSS" from Sophia
  • "I think I have a hair too, when will I get boobies, will my belly look like that when I'm older, are you peeing...it looks like your peeing out your boobs and your butt. Maybe that's just the water, no it's pee- Abby is that pee?"
  • And finally Abby screaming at the top of her lungs "I want to get out!!!!!!!!!!!" my sentiments exactly.

Oh, It doesn't end there, as we dry off I think this will be the last group shower. I wrap the girls and myself in towels and proceed to get toothpaste from the cabinet in the hallway. It falls to the ground, I bend over to get it and stand up into the corner of the cabinet BAMMM crack my head bad. I crumble to the floor girls looking at me like I'm crazy. I don't want to scare them so I calmly begin calling to Rich "Hey Rich, can you come here?"-"Rich!"-"Rich I'm hurt!". It is at about this time that I realize I'm bleeding- hmmm how bad is it I wonder. I hear Rich's footsteps on the stair and I then I see his face, with a look of total shock and surprise. Initially I think it is because I'm bleeding and he is concerned. Then I realize he just came up to find me writhing on the floor with blood on my hands STARK NAKED because my towel fell off, with 2 naked little girls looking at me in awe. And his response is "Umm what's going on?". Turns our it was merely a flesh wound and and a big lump, nothing a little ice and Tylenol can't fix. My girls were not freaked out in the least, they wanted to see and touch my lump and help me hold the ice - oh and put on some clothes on me!

Friday, June 5, 2009

She has fallen...HARD!

School is over, summer is here and the day to day attempt of finding activities has begun! I love the idea of summer, but I forgot how much work it is! Luckily I have found a good group of friends (for myself and the kids!) and we are working together to make a fun eventful summer.

The fun began with a $5 Slip & Slide....seriously the best $5 toy ever!!!!!!!!!!!
In the pictures you will see our friends Max and Maeve (They have a baby brother Jude also). We spend a lot of time with this crew and if Sophia has anything to do with it they will always be a part of our lives. Because she has fallen in love and is going to marry Max! This is not a fleeting moment or feeling, we are going on over a year of her infatuation, umm I mean love for Max. She often reminds me of the first time she and Max fell in love and how is a really nice guy, just like a prince! This past weekend she told Grandma and Boompa that "Max is a great, she not going to let this one get away!" I'm pretty sure the wedding is planned and she may have her dress picked out. So far Max is on board, but Kindergarten is just around the corner and you know how those 1st grade girls are always looking for a younger guy... Anyway as far as Max goes he is sweet kind good hearted little guy and he puts up with my sweet (bossy), fun loving (demanding), adorable (adorable!!!) little girl. I'm just hoping her taste remains this good.

Slip sliding away...

My future son-in-law!

Young love!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Bathtime Fun

A double sink is the way to go when bathing twins!