August 27, 2008
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So, let's try again. We headed for the orange store and hyped up the "car" carts that they have for the kids to ride in. That lasted for about five minutes. We started to look at tile and the kids started snacking. When I moved Big E's cart, his goldfish were literally swimming in a pond of water. He had spilt his cup and added some fishes. Being a good citizen, I looked for some wipes in the diaper bag. Of all the times to forget them...why now? So, I just went ahead and scooped them up, put them back in a zip lock baggy, and looked around for something to wipe this yucky stuff off my hand with. Luckily, there was a table cloth nearby. It was set up for a $10,000 free homemaker give-a-way. So, I signed up and wiped my hands on the back corner while no one was looking. I'm going to win it...just wait and see!
Bubba was having a melt-down, so he and Dad got to take a trip the car. Meanwhile, the other three and I trucked around the store. Everyone stares at us....look at that poor woman with two baskets full of kids. When it's all six, they scoot over to the side and watch like we're a parade coming through the store. Then you hear all the ladies say, "Aw, look it's twins. No wait, are they twins? They certainly don't look alike!" I just tell them that the boys have different dads and let them figure it out.
We finally found some tile. After the kids went to bed, we ripped out the carpet which now smelled like a boy's locker room...or at least that's how Anita described it to me. :) I took out my tension on the small amount of tile that was around the toilet. It really felt good to demolish something! We'll keep you posted on our tiling adventure!
August 9, 2008
August 8, 2008
10. Removing Big E before he could destroy the fireplace.
9. Finding marker stains on Pod's new comforter which had been washed the day before.
8. Changing Bubbie's diaper the day after he snuck and devoured 1/2 a pan of Brownies. Made me want to make some more, let me tell ya.
7. Removing Bid E from the kitchen light fixture.
6. Not being able to move because a little girl wanted mommy to show her how to do a handstand and cart-wheels...which mom was determined to do since she could in her younger, more agile days.
5. Removing the phone from Big E's hands...not as easy as it sounds...that kid can haul it!
4. Catching Bubbie sneaking up the stairs after robbing the gum from my purse.
3. Scrubbing smooshed bananas off my newly mopped floor.
2. Watching a watermelon fly down the stairs and crash into the wall and splitting in two.
1. Realizing that the "poop' smell was coming from myself and finding it on my shoes and shorts and having no idea where it came from....or how long I'd been wearing it.
These are just some of the things I can remember. Anita, I want you to know that I was thinking about what to write for you. I went ahead and did it tonight. Otherwise, I would have been up all night thinking about it. Good Night!
A shower was finally in my future at 10:45 this morning. I intentionally did not let the kids watch T.V. all morning so it would be exciting long enough for me to at least wash the important parts. As soon as I was drenched, the Big E wandered in, followed by his cohort in crime, Frijole Man. I started to scrub faster. Big E climbed up on the step-stool and began to apply toothpaste to his brush. Then, he decided to go ahead and climb in the sink. At this point, I was moving so fast that I'm really suprised that I didn't shave the skin right off my legs. Then began the migration across the bathroom counter, exploring everything along the way. By the time I got out of the shower, they had moved all the way across. They had discovered that Eric's allergy medicine bottle make great maraca's. So much for a relaxing shower. Gotta run and clean up the Big E's smooshed banana mess....
August 7, 2008
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August 1, 2008
Do you ever have those moments when you look at your better half and just realize how blessed you are? For no special reason, you are overcome with joy and realize how important that person is to you. I was working on the second child in process of the bathing assembly line, when I threw myself across the bed and closed my eyes while they played. When I opened my eyes, our wedding picture was the first thing I saw. I remembered how precious that day was to us. Then, I started thinking about how much we've grown together over the last eight years. I cannot imagine my life without my Honeymooner and am so glad he chose to spend his with me. He's my knight and I can't wait to see what the future holds for us together.