Saturday, October 25, 2008

A new definition of fun

We used to spend our Saturdays in Santa Barbara shopping, sleeping in or having margaritas for lunch. Today, we spent the morning at a carnival/craft fair/art show at the park. I think it's been a fair trade. Isn't Mike a good sport?

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

New homies

Keller and Maguire made some new friends yesterday. Really, they just sat there like the drooling baby blobs they are while I visited with my friends Andrea and Janelle. These lucky girls used to teach with me and now get to stay home with their babies Emery (orange) and Maddy (pink). It's nice to have stay at home friends for those days when I don't work and need some playdates for myself. And I'm sure that way too soon Keller and Maguire will thank me for hanging out with these adorable girls moms!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

What would I do . . .

without Mike? What husband lets his wife go out with her friends on Saturday nights, gets TWO babies in their pajamas, feeds them and puts them to bed with no problem? He is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!

Two cute

My friend Christie made us these onesies. We love her and anybody else that gives us cute clothes! They weren't just for show either-we went out on the town this weekend with Sean, June, Jett and Tash. The boys are getting so much easier get out with (especially with Mike's help)!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Maguire's new grill

Ok so I'm exaggerating about the grill. Maguire is now rockin' a teeny, tiny white dot of a tooth. I tried to take a picture of it but I really need a zoom lens. I thought the picture was funny. And then I thought, I cannot believe that this is a big enough deal to me that I would document it with a photograph. And then I thought, if he wanted to reach a developmental milestone early I wish it would be sleeping through the night-this tooth does nothing to benefit me.

A little something for our fans . . .

As the weather in Bakersfield dips below 90 degrees it can only mean one thing for me-FALL CLOTHES. For some of you that may not know, shopping is my drug of choice. The boys have given me a new excuse to shop so I have quickly started assembling their cold weather wardrobe. Mike asked me if fur lined booties were really necessary already. Are shoes up to the ceiling in my closet necessary? Define necessary. Apparently, he doesn't mind if our children freeze. I got a package from Gap last night and today we had ourselves a little fashion show.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Kissing cousins

My sister in law came over today with her family. My ten month old niece Leah couldn't get enough of Keller. She loved kissing him all over. I use the term kissing loosely; it was more like an all over open mouth slobber but he seemed to really enjoy it!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

We ARE the treat

Mike's mom came over to babysit last night. She brought the boys the cutest outfits for Halloween. She dressed them up and took their pictures and we got to go out! We had a really good time but were yawning about 9:00 and ready to come home! Who knew a year ago how different our lives would be . . .

Thursday, October 9, 2008


Thank God it's Thursday. Which means one day closer to Friday. Which means one more day until Mike is home for 2 days with us. I've never missed my husband more. I am having one of those feeling trapped days. When I was pregnant I had visions of taking the stroller for a nice walk around the neighborhood or to the mall or to visit other stay at home mom friends. Ya right. I took the boys on a little trip today-to the dang backyard. I had to get out and since they hate the car, stroller etc. I settled for the patio! They liked it and I think we will have to do it more. I took a picture just because it was a new setting.
They are finally on a "schedule". I hate that word because it reminds me of some psycho mom looking at the clock. I have to admit it is nice though. The "schedule" makes me stay home more because I have realized that when they get off "schedule" we are all miserable.
Cheryl came over last night and brought wine. It is so nice to see someone from the outside. So nice that I think I might have overdone it on the wine. I feel like I have no friends or contact with the world these days since June went back to work. Except for maybe Lorisha who will talk to me via text and instant messaging all day. This way if I end up falling off of a chair or something, at least she will worry and maybe call someone.
So . . . come visit us anytime! and bring wine

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Operation rooster

We live in a tidy little neighborhood. All the houses look the same etc. etc. As if we aren't having enough trouble with the whole baby sleeping thing (see previous posts), we are dealing with farmlife in our front yard. The stupid thing cockle doodle doos at the first hint of light. This happens to be around 5:00 am! The crowing doesn't stop and goes all day. There is some sort of a rooster epidemic on Ravenwood Dr. Last month Mike and Mark chased one down the street and trapped it in a box. Mark took it somewhere (I didn't want to ask). We thought we'd seen the last of our noisy friend until his cousin/brother/father arrived. This guy is a little smarter and we are a lot less patient. Mike has been sneaking out with his pellet gun at the first crow in the morning-before the neighbors call the cops. He pokes in the bushes with the flashlight but the thing won't give himself away. Little did we know that he roosts in the tree above our roof about 50 feet up!
This morning I am laying in bed and hear the worlds loudest screech. Mike shot him out of the tree and I haven't heard him since. Before I was sleep deprived I might have felt bad.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Twenty toes

We have no life. Seriously, we sit around with our cell phones and video cameras waiting for the boys to do something that we think is cute. We have hundreds of these funny little clips so far but nobody but us and maybe the grandparents are interested in seeing videos of two babies cooing. This one however is very adorable so I had to post it! Try to ignore the blaring television in the background. Remember, I said that we have no life. Do the fall TV shows count?

Sinking to new lows

We have heard that some people would do anything for a good nights sleep. I'm kidding people-the can isn't even open! My friend Kelly saw this picture and insisted that she was calling Child Protective Services. Sadly, being a teacher, I know it takes more than giving your 3 month old a swig of Bud Light to get your kids taken away! I just thought it was a funny picture and please know that we aren't actully considering this method of sleep training (yet).

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Addictive behavior

I have this guilt. It is the guilt I feel when the boys are awake. I feel like I should be putting on some sort of show at all times. I should be dancing, singing, reading or "stimulating". I have the hardest time just letting them sit in their swings or seats when they are awake. Maybe it is the Kindergarten teacher in me. It truly is exhausting. However, this is the best of both worlds. I get a break from performing and they get entertainment. This is one of their favorite activites (it better be, I spent $65.00 on it at Target one desperate day). They are addicited to the annoying nature sounds it makes and the light up butterflies. I can do my chores, check my e-mail and talk on the phone without feeling like they are missing out on me giving them some valuable brain development activity.