Re: OT - I miss my friends
posted at 8/26/2009 7:12 PM EDT
Home again, home again jiggity jig! A little bird told me this post was up.
I have missed you!
My little barbarian at the gate, left, just had his sixteen month birthday the other day, and honored us with his very first words - My pool.
Words to gladden mommie and daddy's heart. His sister's first word, at 11 months, was Kiki. The dog. When she says my Kiki, it starts a squabble, son will pull dog away, and hug it.
Reminded me of the single minded way so many brides used to claim their venues, color schemes, songs and an entire year sometimes, and raise a ruckus if anyone else thought they had rights to use them. A quick read says they still do.
At my twins' age, it is perfectly age appropriate. Sad commentary on some of the brides, though. For their birthday, they each got a copy of Goodnight Moon, and Mine! athey do not get why the classic Mine! makes the adults laugh.
Not a lot of news.
How I spent my summer vacation:
We have not had quite as many rainy days as Boston, but had loads 10 degrees or more below normal. One good thing about finishing the main structural work to our renovations but not yet being able to afford to furnish several rooms is that there is plenty of space for the twins and my sisters twins, also a boy and girl 18 1/2 months. For over a month we had the 6 inch deep kiddie pool set up in the sunroom, filled with four inches of water. It has a tile floor, a couple of cushions to rest our butts, and hammocks. Nothing else, so a 12 foot flexi-pool is our summer indoor pool.
My sister and husband and kids now rent our extra space in the addition, since BIL has to be away working 15 days a month. In the outdoor pool at my parents in Maine. That whole lake at the doorstep has been too cold for the little ones, around 68, until the warm 2 weeks recently when it shot up to 77.
A day in the life of a Mommie. I put down a bag of groceries on the porch, nothing kids or dogs could get into. I thought. Minutes later I heard this splat, splat noise.
While I was changing J not ten feet away, through the inner screen door, son opened a 5 pound bag of sugar, tipped it spread it, mixed in milk from his sippy cup, and was throwing handfuls of wet sugar at the wall, left.I was just following son G in to get a dustpan and brush when DH came in, said not a word, and reached for the camera. Big smile.
At 16 months, our daughter J weighs 22 pounds, dead on for her age. Son G is 31, not an ounce of fat though he eats and eats. Big boy for his age. I make 6 meals a day, 2 just for my son. Otherwise he gets so hungry, he can't eat enough to fill up until the next meal. I'm just beginning to have time to read on-line again. I miss you ladies.
Feature of the day: Aren't camera phones great?
Auntie Wag takes my 2 over her side of the house15-20 hours a week, and often my sister's twins too, so we get a break. For the very first time in the 10 months my sister has been our tenant, Wag and I went out and stuck Sis with the fearsome 4. With grampa's help.
Usually you have to drag Waggie ou shopping for clothes for her. But ever since a new crew of exercise people and dieticians started at the Rehab and sports medicine place where my husband and Wag work, they constantly rag her, because she eats every couple of hours. Also, since she bends over patients real up close and personal while doing PT, she wears loose shirts and smocks, none of this spandex stuff .
So this weekend when they all come over for a party, Waggie is going to end all their fat jokes and diet tips once and for all. These bit!!!s do not realize it took her a year to gain back the weight she lost while sick, well over 30 pounds, and stay there since April. Diet tips my ASSA, my DH says she just smiles or says something sassy and walks away, but it has to hurt. I remember how hurt I felt when I was hugely pg and people made all these rude comments. How will you ever lose all that weight? Are you eating for two, or for 6? stranger thought these were jokes. Meanwhile, minus the winter maternity clothes you could count my ribs, I could not eat enough to keep up with baby growth. People made me go home and cry.
Think this'll shut them up?
I should take all my pictures in gray Melamine dressing rooms. The perfect colorless setting . Usually I take the worst pictures, always a kid's head or a bush growing out of someone's shoulder.
I'll stop in again soon. Took a while to find Help Help, and I swear 2 people are old poster's under new names, who have shed their wedding focus screen names. But nice to see familiar ones.
Oh, time to go. Wag's coming up from the boat house with my 2 in arms. Time for supper. Bye now. Sarabeth