Happy Fall 2014!

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2014-15 Fall School Year Pictures

Austin is a Senior this year!

Ellie & Marcus are in Kindergarten!

(How did that happen?!)


Mister Rogers’ holiday message is simple and clear.

“I’ve been thinking about what I’d like to give you for Christmas. I’d really like to give you something that just fits your own wishes and needs the way these shoes just fit me. I suppose the thing I’d like most to be able to give you is hope. Hope that through your own doing and your own living with others, you’ll be able to find what best fits for you in this life…I, for one, wish you good memories of this holiday. And I hope you’ll be able to look for all the different ways that people have of showing that they love you.” ~ Mister Rogers

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Happy Hump Day

Well it has now been a full week since my surgery.  I’m still not 100% but definitely better than I was last week.  I’m looking forward to returning to work on Monday cause I’m starting to feel a little stir-crazy.  I don’t go for my surgery follow-up until the 29th and as I understand it I am on weight and activity restrictions until my doctor says otherwise at that appointment.  Guess it’s good that I sit at a desk all day.  I did logon to work for a couple hours on Monday and hardly made a dent in the nightmare that was my inbox.  It kinda stressed me out a little more than I expected so I decided to not login the rest of the week and to just finish out my week off without dealing with it… not like it won’t be there waiting for me on Monday!  I don’t know what people do on vacation, not that this has really been a vacation since I don’t consider a hospital stay something I’d plan regularly!  I’m just saying that I have been pretty well bored to tears.  Been doing a lot of sleeping and reading with the kid-lings in summer school.

In other news, I am contemplating trading in my mini-van for something new.  Not really sure what yet.  Talked to the dealership I usually work with and with my credit union today and it seems like I have all green lights to upgrade.  So… maybe Friday to end the time-off with something a little more exciting I will go get a new car!

I just put my munchkins to bed after watching Wreck-it Ralph for probably the 50th time.  I have to say, it is pretty darn cute.  Now just waiting for the large kid to appear from his shenanigans in town and kind of starting to wonder why he is not home yet.

And, one last item, some people (you know who you are) should not be selfish pricks who put themselves and their cheating, lying bullshit before their kids.  If you have a problem with your wife\girlfriend that’s fine.  The ladies are old enough to deal with it — but you don’t get to use your kids as go-betweens, or whine to them about how Mommy is being mean, or tell them you can’t see them because Mommy won’t let you pull them out of school mid-week so you can have your weekend free.  You do have to pay your child support and you do get to piss off!

That is all.

Vagina envy

We are in the throes of potty training in our house. I’m glad to say that it’s going very well. Of course with all these naked butts bounding around the house questions are imminent. The twins have known for a while that they are different. Ellie is a girl like mom and Marcus is a boy like Papa and Austin. The burning question now is WHY. So we have discussed parts as nonchalantly as possible but some words are apparently hard to get a three year old tongue to say. When Marcus asked if I had a ‘peanut’ (again) this morning I calmly answered “No, girls have vaginas and boys have a penis.” To which he squealed “I want a giant eye!” I almost fell off my chair from laughing. I’m convinced now that the cell companies employ toddlers for their auto correct team.

Happy Spring!

Hard to believe my little munkys will be turning 4 in a few days!  Happy spring and Happy 4th Birthday to Ellie and Marcus!

perception is subjective

So me and my twinnkies were having a dance party (I was exercising) and I told them to stretch their arms up high and reach for the sky which they both did.  Then I told them to ‘touch your toes’… Ellie dutifully bent over and touched her toes while Marcus sat down and put his feet together touching his toes to each other!!  This just proves that it’s all about your perspective!!

Happy New Year and may you get your fair share of boobs?!

I just had an interesting conversation with my twins as I was getting them dressed for bedtime. Ellie pointed at her baby boobies and asked me what they were and I said that they were ‘boobs’. She then wanted to know if they were going to grow big like mine?! To which I replied ‘oh no! I hope not!’… of course she thought that my reaction was quite funny but then insisted that hers would indeed grow to be big ‘like Mom’s boobs!’ Lordy!

As if this was not enough Marcus got it on it. He asked me if his boobs would grow big like Momma’s and I said no, boy boobs don’t grow, they stay small. His reply was a despondent ‘aaawwww’…. as if to say that he did not think it was fair that Ellie should get boobs and he wouldn’t and he looked so serious and disappointed. Now what on the green Earth do you say to that!!! I used my standard response for when I am completed flabbergasted by my kids and scooped him up and gave him a big hug and kiss and tickled him until all discussion of boobs was forgotten.

So happy New Year everyone and I hope your first bewildering experience in 2013 is as interesting, funny or enriching as mine!