Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Birthday-Gate 08'

Never in my life would I have thought that a child's birthday party could be so political, but alas, I have learned something new while traveling through this world of parenthood. Maybe I'm different, but If I don't get an invite to a party, I don't stress it, they may not have had space for me, they may not like me, they may not know me well enough... any way I look at it, they have a reason for doing what they do. That does not mean that I will have hard feelings towards them or withhold an invite to them in the future. I will not worry about all of the who's who that is involved. It's just a birthday party.

I have been looking at my life a lot lately and have decided that I need to surround myself with people that I respect, like/love and that bring something to the table. I want people around that are going to be a good influence on my girls and people that love them almost as much as they love their own. When making out the list for the Munchkin's party, I looked at all of these things, along with the space that I have at my house. There are people that I truly adore that did not get an invite this year. I had to narrow it down to the people that we spend the majority of our time with, and the kids that the Munchkin could actually pick out of a crowd. I'm even having to have a second party to accommodate all of the family that I couldn't have here for the first round of festivities.

That's it, it's really pretty simple. There was no maliciousness behind my reasoning. A child's birthday party is supposed to be filled with joy and happiness and for anyone trying to cause problems and drama in the midst of this happy time should be ashamed of themselves. They should also ask themselves this question:

Am I truly upset that I won't be there to see the look on Munchkins face when she blows out her candles, or am I acting like a child because everyone got an invite but me?

I think we all know the correct response here and if it's the latter, then that is why you didn't get an invite.

Monday, September 29, 2008

She Thinks I Rule The World.

Party planning is under way. Since we are having a Birthday Fiesta, Dora style, I thought it would be appropriate to have purple backpacks as our party favors. I ordered white. I couldn't find purple and figured I would dye them and draw a face on them to look like the actual "Backpack." Easy enough.... Well, 2 hours later, my hands and counter tops are stained Barney the Dinosaur purple, and the Munchkin, ever so optimistic walks in and says to me: "Now, how will you make them talk?" When I inform her that these backpacks are the non talking kind, she tells me, "You're the Mom, you can do it."

If only that were true.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Eh?

I came across this on a couple of other blogs and for some reason decided to take a look. After filling out a few quick questions, this is what it had to say about me. Which, considering some recent activity, I thought was boarder line creepy with it's accuracy.




You Are Canada



You are a very tolerant person. You appreciate diversity and consider yourself a multiculturalist.

You are also very community oriented. You think it's important to help those around you have a better life.



You're uniquely you. You have been able to resist bad influences and stay true to yourself.

You are usually confident in who you are, but occasionally you have a little inferiority complex.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Lessons Learned This Week.

  1. No matter how hard you wish for it, dirty diapers will not change themselves.
  2. One days worth of productiveness around the house means nothing with 3 kids.
  3. When you really have to pee, then you sneeze, you can in fact wet your pants... a little.
  4. The rubber soles on my Converse make me clumsy.
  5. The bigger the twins get, the bigger the toys get... the smaller my living room becomes.
  6. Auburns offense sucks big donkey balls
  7. The dishwasher works REALLY well with only 6 bottles and 1 cereal bowl in it.
  8. Regular sodas make me gain weight, sweet tea does not.
  9. 6 months is too young to enjoy Sesame Street Live
  10. Oven baked sandwiches from Dominos' are good.

P.S. Georgia is overrated.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Thank you!

A big thank you to all of the supportive, open minded comments I have received regarding the recent political crap I've posted about it. After hearing of the anon comments, Husband requested I delete the posts. He raised a good point about crazy people in this world and nothing is worth the risk of my children or my family's safety.

Thanks again to all of those that may not agree with me, but understand where I'm coming from.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Pussycat Bitches

With Halloween fast approaching there has been lots of talk about what to dress up as... It just came to me and I totally think we could pull this off....Ok my Bitches, who's in?

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Another Day.... Gone.

When did my life get so incredibly busy? Another day has passed and I don't feel like I got anything accomplished. I am knee deep in birthday party planning, site work, group event planning, day to day happenings here in the house, school, dance, lunch with friends (yes this is a necessity for my sanity) I have yet to see the Dr for my 6 week post partum check up.. Hello? the twins are 6 months old. All of the girls are due for a Dr visit, I need a hair cut and brow wax like nobody's business, I haven't been to the gym in over a week, and the list goes on. I need a personal assistant.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Teaser

It's been a week since my last post, but cut me some slack, we were out of town on the most wonderful vacation and the beach with some of our most wonderful friends. We had great fun, and as soon as I finish un-packing, and cleaning I will post some details of the trip. Until then, I hope you enjoy these pictures.


Party of five

Munchkin

Heads in the sand.... Munchkin and Buddha

Our girls...

Mary Kate

Ashley

Monday, September 15, 2008

Never Say Never...

If you watched tv at all on Saturday you must have seen the media blitz on the new VW Routan Boom.. This might be the minivan that wins my heart. Purchase one and they will put $1500 in your Upromise, not a bad side note. I do love me a VW. It's sleek, it heirs a little more on the side of a crossover, not so mini van-ish and wait for it............ it has 13 cup holders.... Yes, I said 13 cup holders!!! I think I likey.

Friday, September 12, 2008

6 Months and Growing.

My Dear Sweet "Mary Kate & Ashley"

You have graced our lives with your sweetness for 6 fast paced months. I think that we have all learned a lot about each other in the past months, and we are finally settling into a groove. You have challenged me in ways I never knew were possible, you have pushed me to what I thought were my limits to only learn about myself that if pushed a little more, I wouldn't break. I am a better person because you are mine.

Mary Kate - you appear to be of stronger will, more high maintenance, if you will. If I want a smile, I have to work for it, when I get one, there is nothing better in the world at that moment. You are loud. When you're happy or sad, you want the world to know. You love your thumb, left side only. You love to roll across the floor but hate to be stuck on your tummy. Munchkin can make you laugh harder than anyone else in this world. Your big sister loves you and watching her love you, and you laugh at her makes my heart swell, like nothing I have ever felt in my life.

Ashley - you are my chilled out baby. You go with the flow, almost nothing upsets you. If I want a smile, all I have to do is look at you, most likely you are already grinning ear to ear. You are my snuggle bunny. When I rock you at night you snuggle in and I know you are enjoying our time as much I am. At that moment everyday, right when your eyes are getting heavy, I want to stop time. I want to put it in a bottle and save it for when it's gone. I can lay you in your bed at night and not hear a peep for 10 hours. You have the uncanny ability to sleep through your sisters late night antics. Munchkin wants to hold you constantly, and you love it, you pull her hair and she hates it. You look at her in amazement, almost as if you understand that she will be the one that teaches you so many things, good and bad. You may be my youngest but you are leading the way, and I wonder if you will be my trail blazer.While I am learning about you, I am learning about myself. I am strong. Physically and emotionally. I am not always going to have control and things are never going to be perfect. My organized, precise life has been exchanged for a more frazzled, play it by ear kind of style that I am still trying to adjust to, and I wouldn't change it for anything.

I am so fortunate to say that I am your Mom. As the Munchkin would say- I love you more than all of the m&m's in this world.

Happy 1/2 Birthday sweet girls.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

My True Calling?

I am a weather fanatic. Sit me in a room full of blue hairs and I could talk with them all day about what's on the weather channel. Maybe I'm old beyond my years, or maybe I should have gone into meteorology, either way it's hurricane season and I have been glued to the television like an 11 year old boy that stumbled upon the playboy channel.

I do not wish the devastation of a hurricane on anyone, but I do get excited when a big hurricane is brewing in the waters of the gulf. Which way will it go? How strong will it be? Where will they send Jim Cantore, Stephanie Abrams and Mike Bettes? It's a sickness, I admit. And if we are "lucky" enough to have some of the residual wind and rain here, then I'm as happy as that 11 year old boy that stumbled upon the playboy channel...

I was actually disappointed today when I found out that Ike had weakened just a bit, but very glad that it isn't taking out our beach house or the beach for our upcoming vacation. Again, not to wish this on anyone, but the selfishness in me is glad it's headed to Texas. So if you're reading this from Galveston or Houston, I ask you... Why the hell are you catching up on blogs right now? There is a major hurricane headed your way!!! Evacuate people, evacuate! Jim Cantore is in your city.

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Vagina Americans...

Can I just say that I love Jon Stewart?

Seriously?

Every time I have changed the twins diapers in the last 2 days, they poop. Right after the clean diaper is on. Honestly, what are they trying to do to me?

Monday, September 08, 2008

Kidney Baby

We had a follow up ultrasound today on Mary Kate's kidney. I am so happy to report that things look great! The doctor said, and I quote: "Things don't usually look this good this soon" Yay!!!

It is possible that we will still need a small procedure to correct something on her bladder, but as long as things continue to look this good, he said we would just drag our feet on that procedure until it is absolutely needed, if it's ever needed.

Good news! We are so happy and feel so blessed that both of our little miracles continue to grow and thrive!

Sunday, September 07, 2008

Week in Review.

What a busy short week we had. It was a week of firsts. Our first meet the teacher, our first parent teacher orientation, our first carpool lane, and as you saw from my last post, our first day of pre-school.

We work really hard to prepare Munchkin for events, we typically start discussing with her what she should expect, and what is expected of her. We talked about school off and on for weeks, we saw the school, met the teachers and then I started letting her know how the carpool would work. She seemed cool. All morning she walked around the house saying "I'm going to school, I'm tall. Not big.... just tall." Everything was good, she was excited. We pulled into the carpool line and she says....... "Mom (Mom. Not Mommy anymore, that was soooo 2007) I don't want to go to school." I was already on the verge of tears, the only thing holding me together was that she was excited. Luckily Random Mommy was about 4 cars ahead and I mentioned to Munchkin that I could see Buddha and he's there waiting for her... She got excited.

Crisis averted.

Still holding it together, RM pulls up and we chat, I could hear her voice shake, my voice started shaking and we parted ways quickly so we could cry in private. I got to the the curb and Ms. L. opened the door, the Munchkin saw a little boy clinging for dear life to his mom, screaming. She asked the teacher what was wrong with the little boy and if she could cheer him up. I lost it. I told her I loved her, and the door closed. That was it. My baby, gone. Me, left feeling empty. Quiet. Unsure. I drove off leaving a little piece of myself on that curbside.

I got home, fed the twins and went to run some errands before meeting my "First day of pre-school support group" for lunch. While I thoroughly enjoyed my grown up lunch, where we were actually able to carry on a conversation, my mind was on the clock, I kept thinking how early is too early to get to the carpool line?

RM and I were the first ones in line to pick up our babies. Munchkin did good. No potty problems, she ate her entire lunch, which NEVER happens. EVER. That alone is worth the price of her tuition. I know in my heart that this is so good for her, and I know that she is ready for this. It just kills me to not have her with me. I know that I need this, for the sake of the twins. They will never know me in the way that Munchkin baby knew me. There are no more days of just sitting, and holding and giving my undivided attention to just one child. Even my undivided attention to them, is divided. This is my source of guilt. Slowly but surly I will come to terms with someone else taking care of my "number one." They will never do it like I do, or as good as I do, but that's ok. These teachers are all fantastic and they are very good at what they do. I just have to trust them to do it.

So, short story long. It was a bittersweet week. I managed, and will only do better from here. There may be a few more tears, but it's all good.

Friday, September 05, 2008

My Baby........Um, My Big Girl.

I cannot even believe that my "baby" started pre-school this week. Where does the time go?


Thursday, September 04, 2008

Maxi Pads for Infants.

Mary Kate and Ashley have taken to sleeping on their tummies at night now, which by the way does not freak my freak like it did when Munchkin started doing this. I was so paranoid she was going to suffocate herself, I would go in there every 5 minutes and flip her onto her back, to no avail. I'm pretty sure the Doctor deemed me an idiot when I mentioned to him what I was doing.

Anyway... the twins, they are sleeping on their bellies and their diapers are leaking, out of the top front. Evidently my babies can piss like a race horse in their sleep. For 3 days I have been stripping beds and changing sheets, times 2.... Not fun or conducive to my time. I went in search for some advice from TBDMGE (the best damn moms group evah') and I was referred to these little gems called Diaper Doublers. If you haven't seen them, they are inserts that lay inside the diaper to soak up extra pee. Disposable (sorry earth) and cheap (yay, times 2) While I'm sure they are going to serve the purpose, I couldn't get over the fact that they look just like a maxi pad... without wings. Not the innovative new comfy maxi pads, but the old school ones that have no shape or extra moisture wicks. Kotex for babies, who would have thought?

Gross.

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Please, Please, Please!

I just wanted to throw this out to everyone that reads my blog and also blogs, I try really hard to keep the names of our family on the down low. If you leave a comment using our real names please don't take offense if it is deleted... also, if you are mentioning us or linking to my blog please do not use our real names.

My blog is public, and I prefer to not have it password protected. I know that if some crazy perv really wants to find us they can, I just prefer to not make it any easier on them...

Thanks to you all and I appreciate you keeping up with us..

Monday, September 01, 2008

Labor Day Fun

Happy Labor Day to you all! Hope yours was as good as ours. We managed to achieve the right mix of football, partying, drinking, being hungover, napping, and spending time with friends. Here are a few pics - thanks to Random Mommy for the impromptu cookout and the toddler crash course in her backyard.


My Auburn Girls

Me with my Girls - Getting ready for our first Auburn party of the season.

Tooty + Buddha + Munchkin + motorized vehicles = Trouble

I can't even begin to tell you how hard we laughed at these kids "driving" these cars...